Happy Birthday, America!

God Bless America – my home sweet home

Happy 241st Birthday America!  Thank you for all you’ve been to me.  Thank you, to every man and woman who fought to keep us safe and free.  May Liberty perfect herself within your lands for another 241 and by God’s enduring mercy and grace, forever.

I hope everyone has a joyous July 4th, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

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Keeping it Simple

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best thing.  Beauty stands out more clearly without mind-clutter.  A good day to write.

I hope you enjoy some simple pleasures today, with room to breathe.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

♥ Nothing says you can’t enjoy a little sunshine on a rainy day ♥

I’m enjoying these sweet bursts of cheerfulness on this cozy rainy day.  I hope all of you are in good spirits and creating your own little corner of sunshine.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

River Runs Deep Update

Good day, Everyone…Welcome to Leisure Lane!

I hope you’re all having a good day.  The weather here has been hot then cool, then hot…well, you get the idea.  I am enjoying the cool days and exceptionally grateful for every one of them.

I promised to keep you posted on the progress of my newest novella,  River Runs Deep.  I have recently finished chapter 7 and the cover.  For something that was going to be a simple romance, I seem to be getting all caught up with it, finding myself wanting to talk about the characters and story-line.  But my friends, both young and…not as young ;)…are more anxious to read it and don’t want to know the details.  So, I guess that’s another incentive to keep writing and finish it.

Once the book is finished and ready for publishing, I’ll tell you what led me to write it.

Be blessed today, my friends, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

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!

Marianne

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!

Marianne

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.

Joining Pink Saturday

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

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