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Do You Get Involved with Gossip and
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By James Pemberton
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Do You Often Get Involved In Gossip And Slander?


Do you find yourself letting your tongue “wander.”

And often, get involved in gossip and slander?


Do you find yourself wanting to hear “the latest conversation.”

By what others are saying,

or just by “observation?”


Do you find yourself trying to “mediate other’s discussions?”

Not really thinking of the consequences

 or “repercussions?


Before you speak, think about what you’re saying!

Perhaps you should be quiet

and start some PRAYING!


There’s a lot of sin in this world and

“people not getting along.”

We must be careful and not put our tongue

“where it doesn’t belong!”


God gave us a command and you can

find it in his word.

Any kind of gossip or slander

shouldn’t be found or heard!


I have found myself guilty of doing

 this more than I realize...

I need to be careful not to get caught

“in distortion and lies.”


I need to ask the Holy Spirit to watch my

 mouth and “cover it.”

May the love and sweetness of Christ

 daily “empower it!”


May I seek the best no matter whatever others are doing!

May the words of God strengthen me

with a “HIS  renewing!”


May the Lord Jesus begin to teach

 me how to speak…

Wholesome and lovely words

each day of the week!


May the joy of Jesus in my heart be daily found…

So that his words of life through

 my lips will abound!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2012

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Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 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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