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The Tongue Can Cause Much Damage!
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By James Pemberton
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The Tongue Can Cause Much Damage!


Be careful of your tongue-you could

take "the wrong turn."

Sometimes things are said

with no love or concern.


Be quick to listen, slow to speak…

In the way you live

and what you preach!


The words you speak can bring

life or death.

What will the words be,

When you take your last breath?


From a heart of love,

and a Christ-like mind,

May you speak that which

is encouraging and kind.


May others know that you’re

someone who cares!

Spreading tidings of God’s joy

to people everywhere!


By Jim Pemberton (c) 2013

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Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013

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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