Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Missing You

Hello to all!! It's been a few days since I posted last. I really think it's time for me to share with you why I often miss a few days. Today, I'm not able to read all of your wonderful blogs and all of the wonderful and creative things you share. That hurts me because I know how important it is to a person who spends the time to share a part of themselves to get comments on their work. I'm terribly sorry but right now I'm limited as to what I can do. There is a post rattling around in my head and heart that I plan to share as soon as possible. It will share with you why there are often days I don't get to post.

Right now, I'm going to share with you a poem that I wrote in January 2006. In looking through many poems I have written over the last few years this one struck me as one I wanted to share. Hopefully it too will strike a cord in your heart.

Hoping to "see" you very soon.

God Bless,


They say that reputation
Is what people think of us;
That character’s what’s really there
Beneath the frills and fuss.

So it makes a lot of sense to me
That if this is the case,
Making them both look the same
I could always wear one face.

Since character’s what’s deep inside,
That’s where I need to start,
Then what folks see from day to day
Comes from within my heart.

I’ll start out with my faith in God
Add virtue to the pot.
Then heap on lots of knowledge,
Give restraint a special spot.

To this I’ll add some patience,
Some godliness for sure,
Top it off with kindness;

I think I’ve found the cure.

I’ll stir it up and work it
Then tie it with a bow,
A bow of love, which is the best
This you must surely know.

When all of these are right in place
My character’s in line,
Something tells me deep in side
My reputation will be fine.

I mustn’t quit at this point
Or I’ll surely pay the cost,
For all of these I’ve added
Can be very simply lost;

If they are not worked on daily
And allowed to do their part
To keep me in my Father’s hand
Making me pure of heart.

Based on II Peter 1: 3-11

Mimmy aka Joyce Smith
January 2006


  1. Joyce, It was so good to hear from you. I have missed you. I pray you are ok. Can I add a prayer request for you my friend? Thinking of you, Audrey

  2. Joyce,

    I love how it becomes like cooking ingredients you are adding one by one until you get to who you are today.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. Joyce, Just was thinking of you. Hope you feel better soon. Blessings, Audrey

  4. Hello, my dear friend....I am sorry that I am tardy to visit your warm and friendly blog! Your poem is recipe poem for character is unique and fun~! But, it is a picture of you, Mims...Your kindness and demeanor..
    See you when you can come to the blogosphere!


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