Friday, April 13, 2012

Congratulations and A Moment of Quiet Peace

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop and congratulations to the winner of a copy of Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace, Fairday Morrow! Here is a poem from the book that I'd like to share with you, offering a moment of peace in your day.

A Moment of Quiet Peace

Life too often is spent
in a great hurry and rush,
Without ever taking time
for a gentle, quiet hush,
Always staying busy
with activities that won’t cease,
Never finding a moment
for a calm, reflective peace.
Much of the beauty of nature
is found in quiet things,
Like softly falling snowflakes
and butterfly wings,
The petals that drop gently
from a lovely, fragrant rose,
Sweet calmness that descends on us
in times of deep repose.
The silence of day’s dawning,
when the grass is wet with dew,
Is a chance for meditating
on things both old and new.
Taking time to feel God’s presence
when all is calm and still
Can help us get our lives on track
and focus on God’s will. 

© Connie Arnold
Excerpt from Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace
See more on my website

18 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We so rarely take that moment, too. Beautiful poem, Connie.

Glenda said...

Beautiful poem! We all need to "be still and know that He is God."

Thanks for leaving kind words on my blog! Come again!

Susie Swanson said...

So beautiful, I like this and need to live by it..

Lynn said...

That's lovely.

Maple Lane said...

So very nice to meet you, Connie. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Your poem is lovely and a reminder to appreciate even the small blessings. Have a wonderful week.

Daisy said...

What a lovely poem. I enjoyed that. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a nice day. :)

Wanda said...

Lovely poem and timely reminder for me today.

Charlotte said...

I'm so glad you discovered Spiritual Sundays and shared this beautiful poem with us. I'm happy to discover your blog as well.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for stopping by and for your sweet comments. May you find moments of quiet peace and many blessings in the week ahead!

Hope said...

This is perfect! beautifully penned wisdom, Connie! one of my own favorite topics to write about. My poem 'The Prayer' also speaks of finding the silent moment. If you get some time perhaps you would like to read it. I will be reposting it shortly.

thank you so much for visiting my blog. your timing is perfect for I have been much preoccupied lately and inspiration for writing any new pieces just haven't come to me.

Your poem hit home to me and served as a gentle reminder for me to take the moment(s) that you have written about for it is in these moments that I feel inspired

thank you!
hope all is well with you and yours!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

We need these moments of peace! I always like your poems!

Lynn said...

Beautiful poem, Connie. Reminds me of Cedar Key last week. Thank you for stopping by to visit. Blessings.

Karen said...

Love your poem! There is a huge motel ad billboard near me that says "REST IS REQUIRED". I think that is good advice.

Connie Arnold said...

Hope, Kim, Lynn and Karen thank you for stopping by and your kind words. May you all find peace in the midst of your busy lives!

Grace InAZ said...
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Grace InAZ said...

Such calming words! It is always good to be reminded of our many blessings. Thank you. Following you back - thanks for the visit.
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Wendy said...

Oh Connie... this is quite simply beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment re: my Scripture Scrapbook pages.

Wendy

Erika said...

That's a beautiful poem, Connie.