Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Clocks, Clocks and More Clocks

Earlier this morning, I was visiting my friend, Margaret at her blog Images In Thought. She also has another blog, The Old Story Tree. It would most certainly be worth your time to visit them both. They are created around poetry and short stories, respectively.

To get to clock, I decided after seeing the one on Images In Thought, that I needed a clock for my blog. There is not any particular reason since once I get on the computer I tend to stay until I'm done or my body shouts, STOP, which ever comes first. You know, we all have to keep up with the Bloggers. (ha,ha) (I hate LOL) Anyway, after having been totally off track for a little over two sentences, it took me over an hour to get a clock on my blog. Not because I didn't know how to do it but because there were too many to choose from. Since this is all still relatively new to me, I had no idea the number of widgets, blidgets, and other idgets there are out there.

The biggest problem was that I was looking for something that would match my blog and my personality. There were several that would have matched my hot pink background but the amount of "bling" was just too much for me. I'm not a blingly type of girl.

Then I saw Alice in Wonderland and it was just perfect. There's enough pink to match my blog, Alice was one of my favorite characters both in book and in movie, and, come to think of it, I'm pretty much like Alice. She likes to try new things, I like to try new things. She likes to "travel", I like to travel. Alice likes tea parties, I like coffee parties. Alice plays cards, I play cards, particularly solitaire. She sometimes sticks her nose into places where it doesn't belong, I sometimes stick my nose into places it doesn't belong, just ask my children. She can get people angry with her by not saying a word, I can get people angry with me by saying words, just ask my children.

Alice also did something else. When an opportunity presented itself she tried to help others. Hopefully, I can say that I too try to help others. That is my intent for this blog. As others read parts of my story and the stories of others that I share, I hope that they can draw from them and learn something that will make their lives better. Yes, it would be nice to have thousands of readers and hundreds of comments, but I was absolutely trilled to find out this morning that I now have seven followers and last week I had five comments on one post. That means seven people think enough of my blog to read it and follow it. That's seven people, plus those that I know read and don't comment, that I can hopefully help in some way.

As I read your blogs, I know that you are blogging for that same reason. You have helped me, and I'm sure you will continue to help others.

Thank you and God Bless,

Let All Kinds of Love Continue

She stood in the line at the grocery store,
Four children crying for candy;
He reached in his pocket, found four-dollar bills,
Friendly love continued grandly.

They sat in a pew their first Sunday there,
It’s the pew that is usually mine,
I stopped for a moment, introduced myself
Brotherly love continued just fine.

The old man came in and sat beside him
In the Bible class on Wednesday night,
When he saw that the old man couldn’t find a verse,
He let brotherly love be right.

A woman too young to be in a chair
And a man too young to be pushing,
Someone opened the door wide for them
Husbandly love came in rushing.

She stood next to me, the invitation given
The tears streamed down her cheeks,
I reached for her hand, she said, "Go with me?"
Sisterly love continued for weeks.

He sat on the couch reading the paper,
His little girl came up to him.
With a book in hand, "Daddy read to me."

Fatherly love continued with grins.

Just a dollar bill , a simple hand shake,
A helping hand from me to you,
Open door, hands to hold, Daddy taking time,
Will make all kinds of love continue.

But where did it start such a long time ago?
It started with hearts in Their hands.
Where Christ Gave His life and God gave His Son,
That’s the place brotherly love began.

So do what you can every day of your life
To share the love Christ gave to you
Share it with others so they can be saved
Let's let all kinds of love continue.

Mimmy aka Joyce Smith
August 17, 2008


  1. Joyce, It's always a pleasure to hear from you. I like your clock, and as always I loved your poem. Keep writing your poems they are the best. Many Blessings, Audrey

  2. Oh...I truly thank you so much for the mention and links..(blush)..I appreciate that! I laughed so hard in your blog this morning, and it brought me to decide NOT to use the (LOL) anymore...indeed it is tiresome, so we shall stick to the general REAL laugh..hahahah..
    Your clock fits you...and the blog page. I am glad that you got one, but it is annoying to take that long, I agree..If you are like Alice, you have picked a character that many admire, just as we admire you, Mims! And, as Alice, you may stick your nose in my business whenever you choose..haha!
    Thanks for being YOU~!

  3. You wrote that poem?!? It is REALLY GOOD! I keep seeing your face attached to comments on blogs and thought I would stop by to see who you are. I am glad I did. God bless.

  4. I like your blog. The clock really fits well in here. You are a good writter and I'll sure come by here again. Wish you all the best!

  5. Joyce:

    The clock is YOU.



  6. Joyce,

    What what talent you possess! I love your unique creative spin you put into writing your posts. I have only read the first one since we will be heading out to church shortly but I believe we were meant to met and become followers of one another.

    God is great with His plans and I can see a purpose in our meeting today. As you can see, you have one more follower and one more comment to add to your list. I will be back to read even more of your inspired works.

    Oh and by the way, love Alice, have since I first saw that movie. Great idea for your clock! :)

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  7. By the way, I had to comment again when I saw your name, Joyce Smith, welcome to Kathleen Smith. We are related after all!

    You should also check out my hubbies blog at Gotta Have Faith and my daughters, at Dear Craisin, written by a teen about what goes on in the teen world.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. Your poem is amazing!!!!!!!! Do you allow people to re-post your poems? I would love to share it on my blog and credit it back to you:) But, if not that's fine too.
    I love your clock to. It does look good with your site.
    Thanks for visiting my blog:)
    ((hugs)) Sandy


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