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I'm Not the Kind of Dad that I Need
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By James Pemberton
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I’m Not the Kind of Dad That I Need to Be!


I remember reading the Bible

 to my son.

But what a mess,

 my life has become!


My children told me, they

were proud of their dad!

Now they say they’re

 embarrassed and sad.


I once lived a Godly life!  I really did!

Just look at me now!  And how I live!


Things in life I once

called wrong and sin.

Are now causing me to stumble again.


God's word I had loved!

Jesus was my treasure!

I "traded my soul" for

 what gives me "pleasure."


I’m not the kind of father

that I need to be!

What kind of example will

 my family find in me?


Will I grow stubborn to God as I age?

Replacing his peace, for anger and rage?


I need Jesus to bring peace

 to my troubled soul!

I ask YOU Lord to make

 me clean and whole.


Restore unto me the joy

 of my salvation.

By your blood, make

me a new creation.


Words alone cannot truly express…

This family God's given to me.

I am so blessed!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Sunday, April 14, 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 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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