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Did The Lord Build Your House?
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By James Pemberton
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Did the Lord Build Your House?


This house of ours is “plain.”

But is still standing.

We’re “simple folks” by many

people’s  understanding…


We may not have much of what is

“socially appealing”…

But we have love in our hearts. 

And this is a good feeling!


We may not be “wrapped up” in much

 of this world’s entertainment.

But we seek God’s peace

and a desire for contentment.


We, as a family, have one purpose

 and “calling” in mind.

To seek God’s ways of being

 merciful and kind…


Each day we pray with much

 thankfulness in our hearts…

For this is where happiness

 and gratitude starts!


We’re thankful  to the Lord for

 his unfailing grace…

And for keeping us together

 in this special place…


We’re blessed to have a God who

 is truly worth finding.

His word in our lives is precious

  and worth memorizing!


“Unless the Lord builds the house,

 they labor in vain that build it!”

God must rule and reign… 

 So his love can completely fill it!


By Jim Pemberton   12/12/10

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Submitted: Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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