Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Star





The Christmas star pouring its light
on the world, glittering, clear and bright,
directed the way to God’s gift of love
by its brilliance shining down from above.

The radiance of that glowing star
beamed more brightly than the others by far,
but its glory could not begin to compare
to the light of love that shone everywhere.

That star’s light focused on a stable stall,
on a tiny infant, the Lord of all.
The light of hope that this Child would impart
flickers and glimmers in each beating heart.

The light of joy and love beams on,
spreading salvation to everyone
who open their hearts so the light may come in,
with faith that Jesus will cleanse every sin.

Like the star that sparkled that holy night,
God’s love continues to shed holy light
as the light of hope that came at Christ’s birth
is shared through the centuries across the earth.

© Connie Arnold, 2014

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Friday, October 17, 2014

October Peace



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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.


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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



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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.




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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 


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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

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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


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