The Song of Mary Magdalene

The Song of Mary Magdalene

How can you ask me, “Who is this man?”
How can you see him and not understand?
Have you not heard his words, have you not seen my plight?
Can’t you see in his eyes the Eternal One’s light?

How can you ask me why I feel love?
Can’t you see, he’s the Son of the Father above?
Forgive me for saying your cause is unfair,
And I see in your faces unkindness and dare.

Look in to my eyes.  Can’t you see it so clear?
My soul was once filled with burdens and fear,
But now I have peace, where once there was none.
I cannot explain it; I’m complete, yet undone.

I will not carry your angst and your doubt.
Not now, that I’m free from within and without.
And your questions of uncertainty and unbelief
Can never remove my resolve and relief.

If you remain hardened with hearts made of stone,
Your spirits shall live in the darkness alone.
But I’ll remain joyful while I live on this earth,
And look toward the day…that glorious day,

When my Lord and my spirit unite in rebirth.

Marianne Coyne©2017

Good day to you all.  Welcome to Leisure Lane and thank you for taking the time to visit, while I share a bit of Easter lingering.

The above began to come to me this morning at 1:30 a.m.  I know, I know…my sleep deprivation is another story…but inspiration knows no time or boundaries.  I finished it after breakfast.  I hope sharing it with you brings some extra joy to your day.  I should have more creations to share with you soon.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  Above image of Amber Rose Revah as Mary Magdalene

“Believe” Card

Good day, Everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  Kick off your shoes, brew some tea or coffee and lets visit for a while.  I’m sharing my newest card, which was made with part of a former greeting card envelope and some bits and pieces I collected.  A little bit of splattered paint for a shabby chic effect, and a sweet crown charm that echoes the crown design over the dragon fly. I was thinking of adding a ribbon on top for hanging purposes, but then decided to leave it as is, so it could be displayed on a table or mantle.

I hope, dear friends, this gives you encouragement to “believe”….Believe in yourself, believe in your talents, believe in your dreams, because as Jesus so profoundly said, “All things are possible to him who believes.”

Enjoy a beautiful day full of promises, and….

Until next time, may happy days abound!


A Little Something Extra

I’m currently writing chapter seven of my third novella, River Runs Deep.  I’ll keep you posted on the milestones.  Thank you for visiting me today.

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Resurrection Inspiration

No One Knew the Mystery of Jesus

No one knew the mystery of the Father.
No one knew the mystery of Love.
How He gave His heart
And took our part,
That mystery of Devotion from above…

No one knew the mystery of Sorrow.
No one knew the mystery of Bliss,
As He hung upon a tree
For the sake of you and me,
That mystery of Triumph with a holy kiss.

No one knew the mystery of Jesus.
No one knew the mystery of Eternity;
How God in man
Could unfold a plan,
That mystery of perfect harmony.

Now the time for mysteries is over.
For nothing hidden will not be revealed.
Simply seek and you will find,
As you renew your precious mind
To the mind of the Love and the Father above…

Forever, and ever….Amen!

Marianne Coyne©2017

I hope that this song inspired you today to live a resurrected life of joy, well-being and love.  Happy Easter to everyone, may God bless you all, and until next time…may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays

Wishes and Dreams for a Happy Easter

Wishing Everyone a very happy Easter, with many blessings coming your way!  Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today, where I’m sharing a new spring-colored “Wishes and Dreams” tag.  Pretty light-yellow organza ribbon adds an airy touch – don’t you think?  Like a soft spring breeze kissing your cheek and whispering encouragements for your wishes and dreams coming true.

Enjoy a delightful weekend full of well-being for body and soul, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


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Sweet Memories Card

A sweet memories card can make a day sweeter.  Hello, everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane today.  I’d like to share the most recent card I’ve made.  I used some bits and pieces of items to create a fun outside.  The Mia bottle cap accessory was from a small collection I had from wine bottles used at work.  They were so bright and colorful, I couldn’t resist thinking I could use them for something creative.

Open the card, and a surprise tea bag awaits for some relaxation.  On the left side I added a little handmade envelope to enclose a tea poem or sweet note.

Well, I’m off for a little tea, myself, and some delightful cookies before starting on my next project.  I hope you enjoyed your visit today, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


“There Really Is No Place Like Home” Card

Begin with a pretty envelope from a past greeting card, scrap paper, an old road map, and…

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane.  I’d like to share my latest decorated card.  I began with some scraps, and ended with:

this fun and cheery card.

I, also, had an extra envelope which matches and gives plenty of room for a little bubble wrap in front of the card for protection, if I decide to mail it to someone.

I wrote the verse on paper, which I added to the inside of the card.  The stamp added a nice touch.  I have a few really nice ideas for this verse, vintage pictures of cottages and such, but the printer is out of colored ink, so, I’ll just have to be patient.  In the meantime, it’s nice to know butterflies, the free-spirits they are, roaming here and there, call each flower their home.

Have a wonderful weekend, and…Until next time, may happy days abound!


A Gift That Won’t Pail in Comparison

Happy day to everyone.  I’m excited to see you today, and to share the pretty pail gift idea I’ve prepared for a friend.  If you remember in my last post, where I shared her decorated birthday tag, I mentioned that she loves butterflies – so, I decided to make that the theme.  When I found this delightful small metal pail at the dollar store, I knew it would make the perfectly fun and creative receptacle for her gift items.  A crinkled yellow bow and dimensional butterfly top it all off.

You can see the handmade tag tucked in.

I wrapped some of the items in decorated napkins.

Give someone a gift today.  It doesn’t matter how little or big it is – a smile, a kind word, a compliment, something you bought with them in mind – it only matters that it comes from your heart.  If you open your heart, God will guide you to a variety of ways you can create a smile.  Sow delightful seeds of joy in someone’s life and you will have a big harvest in yours.

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and it sparked some good ideas for you, too.  May your day be filled with blessings, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


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