A Valentine for a Friend


Friendship Valentine Greeting note cards and postcards

Good day everyone, and thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this sweet, whimsical Valentine card is perfect for letting friends know you’re thinking of them. Available on Redbubble in my LeisureLane1 shop as a greeting card and postcard and more. To see this card and order, click on images. There are many lovely designs in the shop, so take a look around. Click on any thumbnail and it will show you all the products the design is offered on for your home and/or office.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Always in the Mind of God – Excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul

Good day, friends and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you are enjoying a healthy Monday. The following is another excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul. I pray that it inspires you in your walk with God today, motivating you to share His great love for you with others.

Touch my head, oh Lord.  But if you ignore me, I shall not care. For You must be conscious of me to ignore me, and in that consciousness I am still in Your thoughts.

Note to the beloved:

At times many of us feel that God is so far away from us. We wonder how He could notice us. Or sometimes we may feel ignored by Him. Perhaps we wonder if our prayers are truly being heard, or if we are simply wasting our breath. But remember, in Luke 12:7, Jesus tells us that we are more important than the sparrows. This is an important reminder to us that we are not only in our heavenly Father’s consciousness, but that our lives are of utmost importance to Him. If He cares daily for the sparrows, how much more will He care for us. Have faith! You are never disconnected from God.  No matter how you feel, you are always in His Eternal Mind – that secret place. Abide there.

Isaiah 49:15 says it best, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” The original Hebrew word for mercy used many times in the Old Testament can be literally translated ‘womb’. Isn’t that wonderful to know? Our beloved Creator compares Itself to a mother, who is always in remembrance of the child of Her womb and is ever ready to show Divine Mercy. There is never a time when you will not be in the consciousness of the Divine. Embrace that thought and meditate on it daily.


Remember – you don’t have to become mended or perfected to begin to receive God’s magnanimous Love. It’s available at all times in all circumstances, and it’s through His love that we acquire the desire to embark on the path to wholeness and perfection. The journey is in your hands – in your choice. Our heavenly Father has already made His choice – He says, “Come!”

Thank you for visiting today. May you be filled with the Spirit of Light today, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


“Good Morning”! in Red

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Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane…

Get your cup of tea or coffee ready, and relax while you visit.  Today I’m joining Rednesday with Melody at Brown Gingham Creation.  To celebrate her first Rednesday hosting, Melody is having a giveaway.  So if you like red, stop by and have some fun.  I’m having some fun lately using my art and photos for creating some wonderful card ideas.  Let me know if you have a favorite as I post them.  I always appreciate feedback.

Thank you for all of your support in my endeavors.  I appreciate your friendships and visits.  It’s always good to see you.  May your day be filled with sunshine no matter the weather.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Note:  Above flower image and sentiment by Marianne Coyne.  All rights reserved.

Worth Trying

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Anything important to you is worth trying…
Kiss it up to God, and begin flying~

Dear ones, thank you all for your sweet kindnesses and precious friendship for which I am very grateful.  It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little more than two weeks since my mother’s passing, and yet it seems like a forever ago.
BUT….I’m doing well, and I’m learning to know my spirit mother, while lovingly remembering my physical mother.

Marianne xo

Note:  The above image is a detail from an original oil painting, “Path of Hope, by Marianne Coyne.
The above quote is copyright©2011 Marianne Coyne

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