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My Parents Did Their Best to Rear
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By James Pemberton
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My Parents Did Their Best to Rear Me


As a child, my parents did their best to rear me...

Teaching me about God, because they loved me!


They taught me God’s ways,.

This was their intention.

They read the Bible, 

with an undivided attention.


Each day I awoke.  I was glad mom

and dad were there.

Especially when we gathered

around the table in prayer.


The many times we spent together I haven’t forgot.

I’m so thankful for the Christian values taught.


The values helped shape me into

 what I am today.

And have helped keep me on “the narrow way.”


I believe many of these values

are being discarded.

Even before many families are being started.


A respect for God’s word seems

 to be a thing of the past.

It’s no wonder many relationships don’t last.


God’s principles must be our daily ambition.

His love must be our rock and a TRUE foundation!


We must seek his purpose

and divine way of living.

It’s HIS example that must

be our way of giving!


Giving to others a kindness and love

 that binds us as one.

Through the witness we have in Christ…  His son!


May God bless our hearts and

homes in one accord...

As we give our attention

to Jesus Christ our Lord!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2011

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Submitted: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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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