Thursday, August 5

Abundant Comfort and Grace blog tour

Today, it is my privilege and sweet honor to be a part of the blog tour for my friend, Connie Arnold. She is the author of the book of poetry entitled Abundant Comfort and Grace. Connie brings comfort to hurting souls through her words.

Connie has also authored two other works of poetry, Abiding in Hope and Love and Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace. I hope you’ll check out her give-away at the end.

Now, h-e-e-e-r-e’s Connie…

Thank you, Lynn for your gracious agreement to be a part of my blog book tour. Your blog has brought me so much inspiration and many blessings for several years, and I hope to add my bit to that today!

Do you have children? Whether you do or not, perhaps you can remember being a small child. When you were hurt, sad, upset, feeling lonely or unloved, your mother would gather you up in her arms and soothe you. There was such a comforting, secure feeling in being wrapped in arms of love that made everything better for you in your small world.

As adults, we face greater hurts, sadness, upsets, loneliness, and feelings of depression and being unloved. We can still find comfort in all those times and at all others in our life. God is ready to wrap you in a love that can soothe away the pain and fears, filling you with a peaceful, comforting, secure feeling, and making everything better in your world.

This is a poem from my new book, Abundant Comfort and Grace (accompanied by a photo of one of my children and her children) that I hope will remind you of the childlike contentment we can still find!

Childlike Contentment

A child’s contentment is quite clear
When held in a mother’s embrace,
Knowing that she is always near
With love shining on her face.
Comfort is felt when a child is held
As troubles and fears are quickly dispelled.

Like a child we find contentment too
In the arms of the One who loves us best,
In everything we are going through
We can discover comfort and rest.
Held in a loving and strong embrace,
Childlike contentment is found through God’s grace.

The schedule for the tour is posted at Inspirational Poetry of Joy and Peace and I hope you will follow along. Be sure to leave comments. There will be two drawings at the end of the tour from comments made at the different blogs, one for a free copy of my first book, Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace, and one for a $10 Amazon gift certificate. The more blogs you comment on, the more entries you receive!

There will be an additional drawing for a $25 Amazon gift certificate from those purchasing Abundant Comfort and Grace. You’ll be entered by purchasing a signed copy from my website using PayPal or check, or online and contact me with confirmation of your online purchase. May you be abundantly blessed, comforted and filled with God’s grace!

21 Responses
  1. Marja Says:

    Thank you Lynn, for visiting with Connie and highlighting her poetry!

  2. Debbie Says:

    Lynn, I'm so glad you featured Connie Arnold today. I loved what she wrote. This message seems to be one the Lord is showing me lately. I long to be safely in His arms, especially when life gets so hard. Connie's poetry is beautiful!

    Love and hugs,

  3. Lynn, thank you so much for being an important part of my blog tour for Abundant Comfort and Grace. It's my hope, not only to promote the book, but especially to share some of God's comfort and grace with others.

  4. Marja, thank you for sharing your comment on Lynn's lovely blog today!

  5. Debbie, thank you for your sweet comment. The Lord has blessed me through my poetry to be able to share reminders of the comfort and grace available to us. We all need that, and, as you say, especially when life gets so hard!

  6. M. L. Archer Says:
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  7. M. L. Archer Says:

    Thanks for having Connie over. that was wonderful!

  8. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks everyone for visiting Connie today! Blessings to you.

  9. What a beautiful poem, Connie. Congratulations on your book! It's sure to bless readers!

  10. Very nice interview and what a beautiful photograph. I love inspirational poetry!

  11. Joan Davis Says:

    You are so right. It is such a comfort to be held safe in the arms of our God. He offers comfort that we can find in no other place. Thank you, Lynn, for hosting Connie's post today.

    Living for Him, Joan

  12. M.L. I'm glad you liked it!

  13. Rebecca, thank you! It is certainly my hope that the book will bless readers, that God will speak to their hearts in reading as He has spoken to mine in writing.

  14. Karen, thank you, and I'm so glad you like inspirational poetry! The photo is my daughter and grandsons, and I'm really glad you think it's beautiful!

  15. Joan, that is so true. Safe in the arms of God, what a blessed comfort!

  16. Grandmommy Says:

    Love the poem. Thank you for sharing.

  17. arlee bird Says:

    Sadly, there are many children that don't get to experience that mother's love of which you speak. I am sad for them, but it is good to know that we have a loving God who will never abandon us and will always be waiting for us when we decide to run from him.

    Tossing It Out

  18. Karen, I'm so glad you like it!

    Lee, what you say is so true!

  19. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks to all you all for supporting Connie's beautiful poetry!

    So happy for you, Connie. May your book do well!

    Be blessed!

  20. Julie Musil Says:

    Connie's work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it here on your blog.

  21. Julie, thank you! I'm so glad you like it!