Friday, October 17, 2014

October Peace

True happiness can only begin

when peace and harmony live within,

anchored to your Creator above,

Who fills your life with joy and love.

This is the photo and verse for October on my new 2015 calendar, Moments of Peace. Each month is filled with colorful nature photos and verses about peace. See more at Inspirational Poetry of Connie Arnold or Amazon.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Life is Good

Life is good in spite of pain,
For sunshine follows after rain.
When life at times is filled with sorrow,
Hope arises for a brighter tomorrow.

Without the struggles in life to bear
It might be harder to be aware
Of the gracious love poured into each soul,
Strengthening, healing, making it whole.

Look for the good things in life each day
And receive the blessings directed your way.
Discover the joy and love that abound,
And the heart of God is what you have found.

Connie Arnold


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Beauty and Splendor

The beauty spread for you to see
Across the land, sky and sea
Are glimpses of God’s majesty
And creative power that caused all things to be.

Whenever you watch the clouds drift by
Or view the stars in a moonlit sky,
Remember the One who reigns on high,
Hears each prayer and mournful sigh.

As the darkness slowly turns to light
Reveling the wonders within your sight,
As the sunshine touches you, warm and bright,
Be filled with the strength of God’s power and might.

In the splendor of creation when you look around,
In the music of life and each joyful sound,
In the rushing water, blue skies and the ground,
Glimpses of God’s grace are waiting to be found.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Heart Filled With Love

With a heart that overflows
I give thanks, Lord, today
for the many blessings
You have sent my way.

Without You I am nothing.
I can't make it on my own,
and I'm forever grateful
for the love that You have shown.

I thank You for your love
and the gift of your dear Son,
for your boundless grace and mercy
and all that You have done.

To You I give all glory
for all of life's good things
and for the special joy
that loving You brings.

© Connie Arnold 


Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Power of Words

Words have power to hurt or heal.
A cutting remark we unpleasantly feel.
Words may stab deep into the heart,
When spoken by loved ones may tear us apart.

We don’t always realize the harm that is done
By our words, and should carefully choose each one.
Condemnation should not be what others hear,
So why not speak words of kindness and cheer?

It costs nothing more yet can do so much good
To speak helpful words the way that we should.
Life is more pleasant when what is heard
Is a loving, gentle, encouraging word.

© Connie Arnold

Inspirational Poetry of Joy and Peace


Friday, January 17, 2014

A Beacon of Hope

When out on a ship in the stormy sea,
filled with fear and anxiety,
seeking a refuge in the night,
a strong and steady guiding light
to reassure and relieve the fright,
a lighthouse offers security.

As the lighthouse stands on a distant shore,
giving hope where there was none before,
providing a light that is steady and true,
helping the ship come safely through,
a strong fortress to navigate to,
it's a beacon of hope as the waves crash and roar.

When overcome by life's stormy sea,
frightened and filled with uncertainty,
God is a refuge in the night,
a sure, dependable guiding light,
providing a love that is always bright,
a beacon of hope for you and me.

© Connie Arnold


Monday, December 16, 2013

Love and Light

 Love and light, together as one,
revealed to the world through God’s own Son,
came that first Christmas, long ago
beaming from heaven to the earth below.

Love burst forth onto the earth
as a brilliant star marked the spot of Christ’s birth.
The heavens were filled with a radiant light
as angels came to the shepherds that night.

The glory that streamed from heaven above
was a beacon of God’s marvelous love.
As love and light pierced the darkness of earth,
the world changed forever at Jesus’ birth.

The love and light that the Lord displayed
is shimmering still on all He has made.
When we open our hearts to let it in
the beauty of Christ will shine from within.

© Connie Arnold