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Good day everyone,

I’m so glad you dropped by to visit today.  I’ve noticed every February my Blue Mountain Arts valentine card gets a lot of views.  So I thought I’d let you know where you can look for it.  If you like the card look for it in your area wherever Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards are sold.  If you have a Cracker Barrel in your neighborhood be sure to check it out there.  Last year a friend of mine called me to let me know she saw my card at our local Cracker Barrel.  She said there were only two left so she bought one for a friend. I hope to see it there again this year, too.  It really is a beautiful card. Sometimes cards don’t make the same rounds every year, but show up in different places, so if you still can’t find it, you can contact Blue Mountain Arts and see if you can order it.

I hope this helps you find the perfect Valentine’s Day card for a friend.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥




The Gardener of My Soul: now live on Kindle

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Good day, friends…

Well, it’s done.  The Gardener of My Soul is now live on Amazon Kindle and ready for downloading to your favorite device.  The Look Inside feature is activated on the book’s page.

This will be my last publication for a while, as I am stepping back to take a look at what my next project should be.  I have some children’s stories that are in need of illustrations, and I am determining what may be the best way to accomplish that.  I am also looking into resurrecting The Knittington Fairies.  So you can see I have a lot to think about.

I hope you are all well today, as you begin to enjoy the month of Love.  May love surround you today and every day.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥


Sitting on the Edge

I sat down on the edge of the bed to quickly flip through a book, when I suddenly became aware I was sitting on the edge.  It was soft and cushy, but a bit precarious.  I remembered being in the library a while back, sitting on the edge of a not so comfortable chair (certainly not cushy like the bed), planning, changing course, but with purpose.

As I sat on the bed I realized that sometimes I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of life; not in the middle, cramped and short sighted, but on the edge.  On the edge can be a bit risky whether it’s cushy or uncomfortable, but there’s plenty of leg room, and what a view ~ panoramic and glorious!  I can see as far as my imagination can stretch, and that gave me a completely different perspective.

So if you sometimes tend to feel like you’re on the edge of life, don’t dismay ~ rather see the advantage of it, and stretch your legs!

Thank you for stopping by, and until next time, may happy days abound,


The above image is from the original oil painting, Patience, by Marianne Coyne©

This post was originally posted on 12/15/2010


The Gardener of My Soul: Preface Excerpt

Good day, friends…

As promised, I am posting an excerpt from my soon to be released e-book, The Gardener of My Soul.  You will find it at the bottom of this post.  I hope you enjoy it.

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you know that I truly needed a rest, which I was able to achieve during the holidays.  I was refreshed some and was also able to work on this book.  Besides referring to this book release, I haven’t been posting much.  I’ve stepped back to reorganize and regroup, and to see if I can make Leisure Lane more of what I originally intended it to be for me and for you, my fabulous readers ♥♥

I would like to bring back The Knittington Fairies and create some new things, and I’m looking for ways to manifest a more fun, creative, and interactive site.

If you’d like to see, read, or acquire more of what is already here, or you have any ideas of what you would like to see here on the lane, please feel free to let me know in the comments.  I look forward to your input.  After all, I originated this site for your leisurely enjoyment, and to help you acquire beautiful things for your spirit, mind, and body, as well as to share with your family and friends.

Thank you, and…Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥


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Preface Excerpt

“I squandered away years in a lifestyle that was beneath honor and which brought about a sickness of spirit. I began to seek again, only this time I immersed myself in scriptures, and the Word of God began to speak to me like nothing before. . .The more I was fed, the hungrier I became. I was entering into the Paradise of the heart – the Lover’s chamber. I turned my back on life and entered into Life abundant. And then the remarkable and unexpected happened; the Lover of my soul reached out His hand and lifted me up to Him. I laid my head upon His breast, and He soothed me with a Lover’s song and breathed His life into me. And the sweetness of His breath and the brilliance of His countenance made me forget the dry and barren wilderness I had forged…”

Joy in 2016!


May all of my friends at Leisure Lane, find JOY in 2016; expected hopes manifested, prosperous endeavors, and happy homes and families.  Thank you for your visits, your follows, your time, your encouragement, and your friendship.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

The above image is from the Knittingfairies series by Marianne Coyne©2007.  All rights reserved.

Author’s Note

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Author’s Note

Gentle reader, the contents in this book were written during an intense journey of the soul; a wooing, if you will, of the beloved by the Lover. These intimate prayers and dialogues are the result of my soul’s response to the eternal love extended by her Creator. For the most part I have left them in their raw form – exactly the way they were received within me and poured out from pen to paper. This particular journey, though the journey of a soul lasts a lifetime, began in 2004, and birthed these remarkable “children of Light”.

For many years I was hesitant to share these because of their private nature. But as time has passed I feel a nudging me to share them with those who are desperately seeking to survive the journey of the soul – the calling of the Lover to all hearts willing and needing to find Him and experience His love.

This book is for all who are beginning this journey, and for those who have found themselves already immersed in this place of love. Perhaps you have peace in this place, or perhaps you are experiencing many emotions, which leave you with more questions and hungering for the answers. I hope what is written here offers you solace for your soul, comfort for your heart, and perhaps answers to your longings. But remember, each journey is personal, and it requires your utmost attention to your own heart and, most especially, the heart of God.

Each italicized prayer, dialogue, or revelation will be accompanied with contemporary notes that can help you, the beloved, better understand them for your own quest. Though I have written this from a Christian perspective, I believe that this will lighten the journey for all who are seeking the Presence of the Divine, and to understand more fully Its longing to have perfect relationship with us. Sometimes I capitalize the word Love in order to emphasize the love that is unconditional and eternal; the divine love that does not change with the wind, as does the love of ego, but is ever steady in its enduring affection for us.

May your sojourning at each sacred place of your pilgrimage be inspired here, not only to enjoy the wooing when you feel the presence so strongly, but to gain confidence and trust, when you may not always feel God’s presence in the marriage of Love.

For those who have ever experienced the yearning of spirit, for those going through the process of mystical awakening to Love, or for the soul who is curious about its belonging, my prayer is that you find The Gardener of My Soul an enlightening read – it is for all lovers.


Marianne Coyne

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Hello Friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  I hope your day is full of joy.

The book is coming along, and the February release is looking good.  In my last post, I promised to post my Author’s Note, so you could get a better idea of its contents.  In January 2016, I will post an excerpt for you.  Thank you for joining me here today…wishing all of you a very happy and healthy new year; and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

Note:  The above image is from the original oil painting, Soul Survivor, by Marianne Coyne©1997.  The Author’s Note is copyrighted material©2015.  All rights reserved.


New Release Coming Soon

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Merry Christmas to everyone, and a very happy, healthy new year.

I have been blessed with four wonderful days off before Christmas, and I am enjoying every bit of it.  I’ve been resting and writing.  Using as much time as I can to finish my book for a February release.  A perfect month to release a book about perfect Love.

For those who have ever experienced the yearning of spirit, for those going through the process of mystical awakening to Love, or for the soul who is curious about its belonging, The Gardener of My Soul is an enlightening read – it is for all lovers.

The book is a collection of the prayers, dialogues, and revelations of my soul during an intense and very intimate experience which began in 2004.

Because of the nature of the experience – the wooing of the beloved by the Supreme Lover of all – I was hesitant to share many of the contents.  But I feel nudged to share them now.  Perhaps they will be of service to others who have gone through, or are going through such an experience.  It will help the reader understand that when the wooing has ended the marriage has begun, and that the soul should not fret during this time, for it is a time of trust and new heights of ones spirit.

In my next post, I will include the book’s preface note to the reader.

Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane.  I hope you are excited about this new release.  Enjoy this special time of year – this time we celebrate the true experience of unconditional love.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

 Note: Above book image is from the original oil painting, Soul Survivor, by Marianne Coyne©1997




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