The Key

Good Tuesday, friends. We are in the LOVE month. I hope you’re enjoying a day full of love, and what better love than the Love of God radiating toward us, through us and around us. May the following excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul open the door to your awareness of that unconditional love.

Your love has made me forget the aridness of my calamities. Your love quenches my thirst and guides me to the oasis of Your Presence. I am transformed by Your beauty and grace. My dark loneliness vanishes at the awareness of Your entrance as quickly as a shadow flees from the sun. “Come”, You say, “Come and sit with Me by the cool stream; shade yourself under the canopy of My promises; listen to the coos of My affection for you.” I am entranced by my meditation on You. I knock at the gate of Your heart, and my soul cries out, “Open to me, You are my only Lover,” and You say, “Look into your heart for the key; you possess it. It is straight and made of My purest essence – use it! I will open the portal of My Love. I have always been here, waiting, waiting. At last you have found Me!”

Note to the beloved:

Love is a beautiful, bounding, and sometimes, a mysterious phenomenon. We were designed to love and be loved. But the most precious, lasting, and unconditional love that we most assuredly need to unlock our ability to express love to others, comes from God. This Love, which radiantly permeates every human being, is found within. Seeking it outside of our own heart is a barren journey and leads only to disappointment and grief. But once realized that this relentless Love is easily accessed by calming your thoughts and focusing your attention on it, you will surely be happy – really happy; a happiness which will come from inside of you. Finding this Love means you have found God. Give yourself the time to find Him and His Love. Take moments out of your day to be still. Your cup will run over into the lives of those around you, and that is ecstatic living!

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Thank you for visiting me here on Leisure Lane. Be blessed, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Note: Excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul © by Marianne Coyne.
Image from an original oil painting © by Marianne Coyne. All rights reserved.

 

Romantic Blush with a Beach Twist

Romantic Blush mug

Side view

Good day everyone and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.

I’m not really a beach person, but I do like the sea-foam blues and greens that give a “down the shore” feel (but without all the sandy cleanup). Added with the pink blush of roses and you get that romantic blush touch with a twist of beach.

The newest design in my LeisureLane1 shop is perfect for the romantic/shabby chic lover.

Spiral notebook

Postcard

To see any of the above products and more, click images.

I hope you enjoyed my newest design. And if you’d like to check out the many designs in my shop, click here. There is something for everyone – fairies, floral, funny, holiday, birthday, romantic, shabby chic, and so much more. Today, find something to laugh about, smile at a stranger, and expect good things to come your way, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1
Amazon Author

Holiday Note Cards Arrived in the Mail!

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Just a quick note – the post cards and greeting note card I ordered has just arrived! I’m so excited!

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They come in a protective clear envelope. I ordered 3 post cards – here is the Thanksgiving Greetings from the Knittington Fairies series.

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And the Merry Christmas and Ho Ho Ho from Naughty Doggy in post cards.

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And one very naughty doggy as a 4 x 6 greeting card. I know exactly who I’m going to send them to.

The post cards are a perfect size for a quick “hello”, and the greeting cards are blank inside for your special personal note.

If you’d like some for your holidays, you can order from my shop, LeisureLane1, on Redubble.

And if you missed my previous post about the Redbubble sale today, just click here.

I’m glad I was able to share these with you. I’ve ordered more items, so when they come in I’ll post them. In the meantime, have a gracious day, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

Seeds of Love Journal

SL Journal pageGood day, friends…

As always, welcome to Leisure Lane.  Take your shoes off, sip a cup of your favorite beverage, and relax while I show you my latest creation.  I enjoyed decorating the Love and Blessing journal so much that I decided to make another.

I’ve used many lovely items; some new, some used and weathered to give it a wonderful shabby chic look.  And I love the colors and pattern which give it a nice vintage look, too.

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SL journal insideInside cover

Back

Binding

The mini journal is closed with a white organza ribbon.  It looks beautiful displayed on a stand, or laying on your sweetest lace or crocheted doily ready to receive your most inner thoughts.

If you would like to own this unique Seeds of Love mini journal, go to My Little Bloomin’ Shop to order.

I hope all of you have a blessed day, full of love and joy.

A Little Something Extra

H*A*P*P*Y    4th    OF   J*U*L*Y

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All the fairies in Knittington take pleasure in dressing for special occasions, and Julia is no exception.  The month of July bursts with the excitement of picnics and fireworks, warm sun and sweet breezes.  Julia inspires all the fairies to patriotism by knitting flags for everyone in her sailor inspired dress.


See more of The Knittington Fairies

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

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