Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Pleasant Surprise



Beauty may be discovered each day

On the earth, in the sky and sea.

God’s handiwork is on display

Wherever we happen to be.


From dawn’s early light and into the night,

Whenever we look around,

In golden sunshine or the moon’s soft light

Glimpses of beauty are found.


Open your heart as you open your eyes

To experience life’s best things.

You may find inside a pleasant surprise

In the peace, joy and beauty God brings!


© Connie Arnold
Excerpt from Abundant Comfort and Grace, now available from RPJ & Company!

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25 comments:

Donna M. McDine said...

Absolutely lovely poem. Hope you printed, framed it, and hung in a prominent location in your home!

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!
Blessings,
andrea

welcome to my world of poetry said...

It;s lovely Connie, Good luck with the book.

Yvonne,

Karen said...

I love your blog and this poem. Thank you.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Donna! No, I've only given my poems to others and in my books, never displayed any in my home! Thanks for that thought, though!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, Andrea, Yvonne and Karen!

Helen Ginger said...

I don't think I've ever seen a flower like that. It's beautiful, as is the poem.

Just Be Real said...

Very nice Connie. Thank you for sharing.

Connie Arnold said...

Helen, that flower is a pleasant surprise, isn't it?

Colleen said...

Beautiful! Both the flower and the poem! Thank you.

S. Etole said...

I appreciate your visit today and your lovely poem and photo. Is that an orchid?

Warren Baldwin said...

Another good poem, Connie. Inspirational.

And thanks for the comment on Family Fountain.

tashabud said...

You're so right about all the beauty that God has give us to enjoy, if only we would slow down and stop to enjoy them.

Tasha

Dasuntoucha said...

Thank you for stopping by Connie...your poems are full of joy and serenity...best of luck with your book. (^_^)

Dimps said...

Hello Connie :)

Wonderful and true composition!

I loved these lines...

"You may find inside a pleasant surprise
In the peace, joy and beauty God brings!"

Take care!

Regards,
Dimple

arlee bird said...

Even in the absolute worst of times, focussing on what God is, can be, and has been will draw us out of the bad place and pull us into the goodness of God.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Connie,

Thanks for visiting my blog. What a nice poem, and it's so TRUE! God's beauty is everywhere, if we'll just open our eyes and truly SEE!

LisaShaw said...

Absolutely beautiful dear sister!

Hugs!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

That makes me smile! :)

Donna M. McDine said...

I enjoyed reading your poem again and just wanted to pop in to say thank you for being a frequent visitor to my blogs.

Best wishes,
Donna

Debbie Simler-Goff said...

What a fun refreshing site! I plan to feature it on my blog as a source of refreshing to my visitors. My spirit was lifted just by the visual appeal of your blog... and the poems fed my inner self!

Debbie Simler-Goff said...

What a wonderfully visual site! Just the pictures refreshed me and the poetry fed my soul. I plan to put your blog on my own blog roll because I think it will minister to my readers in an uplifting and like a glass of cold water on a hot summer day kind of way!

Connie Arnold said...

Praying God's blessings on each of you visiting my blog and reading what I've been inspired to write! All the comments are greatly appreciated!

Gratitude Girls said...

What a beautiful poem! I am grateful to find your blog!

Heart Song said...

What a lovely poem; only from the heart of a loving Creator could such beauty be birthed...

Beauty in His creation, and from the words which flow from your heart!