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This Past Year...
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By James Pemberton
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This Past Year…


I think about this past year…  It “came and went…”

I wonder that kind of life have I really spent?


It almost seems like yesterday

that I was a young man…

   “I had the world in the palm of my hand.”


I had many goals, ambitions and dreams.

I wanted to enjoy life and do so many things.


Looking back on time and how quickly it’s gone by.

I gaze up into the beauty of the stars in the sky.


As I get older and think about

another “resolution.”

I find myself with another problem

 with no “solution.”


I think about a God...  Who made

 all of this a possibility!

He’s offered to me love, hope

and tranquility!


I’m going to make a new commitment this January 1st.

No matter if things get better…

 Or things get worse…


I’m going to give my life

and family to God above.

And ask him to bless our home

with his mercy and love.


I’m going to try to live for him the best way I know.

And seek his blessings wherever I may go!


I’m going to give to God a love

 and strong commitment.

It’s only in him where I’ll find true fulfillment!


There’s an important fact, 

I shall always remember…

God is with me from January

thru December!


He will be there to guide

each step that is taken!

With him in my life… 

 I’m never alone or forsaken!


By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2012


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Submitted: Sunday, January 1, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2012

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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