Come My Adoring One

Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane. To keep you company today, during this trialing time, I would like to lift your spirits with an excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul. I hope it helps you to see how God sees you, and it gives you new insights on how to see yourself through His eyes. Allow Him to tend the garden of your soul and be renewed and the power in you restored!

If you are sick, I pray this helps in your healing, if you are healthy, but bored, I hope this fills you with new vitality and a renewed sense of energy and purpose. I have been making the effort to keep spirits up and keep those inside company with some of my writing.

Check out my last two posts, for a free read of two of my Amazon short stories, The Turbulent Tongue and The Enchanted Dance. And, again, please keep your hearts pure and use these writings only for your personal read and nothing else. Thank you.

Come, come, come My adoring one. I hear your every sob, your every laugh, your every sigh. You, who are so small; I see you notice the tiniest flower that others would trample without a care. As you see its slightest petals, its color, its beauty in this world, so I see you. Come, come, come my littlest flower. You are not so small to Me. I see the grandness of your heart.

 

Note to the beloved:

This world is filled with so many wonderful experiences.  But it can also be filled with hurt, which can leave us feeling very small and insignificant.  Insignificance is a feeling generally brought about by some sort of rejection.  This rejection brings about fear that we are not good enough, or that we have nothing of worth to contribute to this life.  But God does not see with small eyes.  He knows your worth.  He incarnated His thoughts and His dreams for you over 2000 years ago.  He sees the willingness of your heart to expand and create goodness.  God knows your potential and desires to help you reach it.  Keep focused on His light, and you will fully bloom.  No matter how small your bloom may seem to the world, never give up reaching.  No effort is in vain.  You may be the flower that gives beauty to otherwise barren surroundings.

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I hope you enjoyed your reading today. I love your visits and pray you are blessed by the contents of this blog. Virtually reach out to someone today and let them know they’re loved and prayed for, think good things, speak creative words of Life, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Our Heavenly Sweetness

Good day, everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane. Thank you for visiting today, and I hope the following excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul plants new seeds of hope and joy in the garden of your soul.

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Beam Your love upon me, O Heavenly Sweetness. I relish Your attention as I chant my prayers to You. Upward they flow, like the smoke of the fragrant incense; wafting their way into Your heart. How I long to be one with You, until I cannot tell where You end and I begin. Grant me that mystical union of Lover and Beloved; of timeless joy. How much more tolerable is this mundane existence when You are my life.

Note to the beloved:

God always beams His love upon you and through you whether you may feel it or not. Emotions can be subject to change during circumstances of the day. But as you learn to control your emotions through knowing and trusting that the help and comfort you need is always with you, trust in God becomes mature. Your thoughts become more in tune with His thoughts; your actions more in tune with His actions. You will begin to resemble Him more every day, your joy will increase because you know you are blessed, and everyday life becomes more enjoyable.

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May God’s face shine upon you today and everyday, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Falling in Love with the Eternal Spirit

Good day all. It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I would like to share with you an excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul which I think is appropriate for this time – when we have our thoughts on love.

Speaking of love, I want to briefly say, my brother passed last Friday. It was a bittersweet thing (mostly bitter), as he’d suffered from an illness for two-thirds of his life, an illness that just kept bringing more suffering as each year progressed. And sweet because finally he is whole, youthful again and nearer to God than ever. So, in honor of love in all its forms, I share the following with you. I hope it brings you closer to your Source.

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I am in love with You!  I want to sing Your praises all the day.  Like a love-struck youth, I gloat in the giddiness of my affections.  I want to tell everyone of Your beauty.  My friends fear that I lose myself in You, but I am not afraid.  I desire to be lost in You, for I lose nothing of importance, but I gain all that matters – Eternal Bliss!

Note to the beloved:

If you have ever fallen in love, you know the feeling that comes with it – the pure essence of spring, where everything seems to be blooming in the garden of your heart no matter what season it is.  During this intense time, even past hurts are beyond your memory.  It is the same when you realize the presence of Eternal Love.  It takes up all of your mind and heart; every moment your thoughts are consumed with it.  It is all you can think and talk about, and even if you awake in the middle of the night your thoughts immediately begin adoration of the object of your affection.  This is the beginning of Spiritual love as well as natural love.  But as time passes, as with all newly discovered love, you may sense a lull of attention from the Lover.  Don’t fear this part of the relationship, for God never tires of you and will never leave you.  Rather the trust of marriage must now be forged.  He has made His way into your heart, and you must know, without a shadow of doubt, that He will always be yours.  Trusting in His love is the only way you will live a full and satisfied life.

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Thank you for visiting today. Take the time to tell someone you love them, even if it’s just looking in the mirror. Relax today, shine your light, take deep, cleansing breaths, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

Floral Vintage Hanky

Floral Vintage Handkerchief mug

Hello everyone, and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you’re enjoying a lovely day. Spring is right around the corner (though we’ve been having it all winter here).

I’d like to share my newest design, Floral Vintage Handkerchief, in my LeisureLane1 Redbubble shop. It was one of my mother’s hankies posed with a matching flower and a lovely hand crocheted pouch, which I keep some of her hankies in. It’s a lovely design for all of us romantic/shabby chic lovers, and a perfect design to welcome in a new season.

Set of 4 coasters

It’s available on other products as well. To see these products and more, click images or here.

Thank you for stopping by today. A reminder, I may be having a giveaway of one of my designed products some time in the spring – I’ll keep you posted. Remember to say the things you desire in your life, even if they’re not manifested at this time. Keep looking forward and expecting all the good and wholeness God desires for you in every area of your life – mind, body, and estate, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
Artist on LeisureLane1
Author on Amazon

 

Stick’em Up!

STICK’EM UP!

That’s right, you heard me – put’em up all over the place – on books, notepads, phones, letters, envelopes, your forehead – EVERYWHERE! 🙂

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely day while you expect some delightful surprises to come your way.

I’m introducing my new Just Stickers collection in my LeisureLane1 Redbubble shop.

There are some lovely floral collage stickers in a variety of designs to add some beauty and cheer to your world;

Heart Tulip

Cheery Cherries

As well as some cute, vintage/country style designs to brighten the day. I love adding stickers to envelopes, packages, note cards, and even adding them inside a letter as a gift to a friend for them to use. How about you? Do you like to use stickers?

The Knittington Fairies

And of course, for all you Knittington Fairies lovers, I couldn’t forget you. To see all these designs and more, visit my Just Stickers collection. I’ll be adding more sticker designs soon, so keep checking.

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today. Take your time and look around the lane, there may be something special that may inspire you from new posts to old. I love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. Remember to smile at yourself in the mirror, see the good in yourself and expand on it, take a walk, do one thing today that brings joy to your heart, and…

Until time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
Artist at LeisureLane1
Author on Amazon

River Runs Deep: a love story

Hello friends, and thanks for strolling by the lane today.

Last night I had a dream about my book, River Runs Deep, so, today I decided to feature it. This story was quite therapeutic for me in many ways. First, while writing it, I was still working at the awful job I was able to be redeemed from this past May, and little did I know at the time of writing it how prophetic it would be. Second, it was a beautiful way to rekindle a sweet memory that has lasted all these years.

Though it’s a fictional story, there is much truth in many of the story’s circumstances, so it really was, as they say, writing about what you know. If you’re looking for a good, clean romance (like Hallmark, only with a bit more depth), one that puts a lot of story into a short amount of reading time, then I think you’ll enjoy River Runs Deep: a love story.

Come by and visit again. There are lots of things on Leisure Lane to inspire you from past to present. Be brave, think twice, do what’s right, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
Author

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!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

Valentines, Thank You, or Anytime


Sweet spiral notebook to journal all those ideas and things close to your heart. From The Knittington Fairies collection

Good day, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying this new year. So many wonderful opportunities are on the horizon, so keep your eyes and heart open for them.

I’ve added another design from the Knittington Fairies collection to the Redbubble LeisureLane1 shop. This sweet design is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Thank you, special occasion, or anytime.


Note card (also available in postcards, stickers and more.


“From My Heart to Yours” stickers

Here it is offered with text, “From My Heart to Yours”. So sweet for Valentines, Thank You, or anytime you want to send something special.

From My Heart to Yours postcard

“From My Heart to Yours” postcard. (Also available in note cards, spiral notebook, and more.

If you’d like to see these products or more, click on images.

Well, I just wanted to share what’s new. I’m always adding more designs, so feel free to stop by LeisureLane1 to see check out all the designs.

Thank you for visiting today. I love your comments and visits. I hope you found something to inspire you today. I look forward to seeing you again soon. God bless you, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

On Spirit Communing with spirit


Dear friends, the following is an excerpt from prayers and dialogues written from 2004 – 2007, which I call The Gardener of My Soul. I hope this helps you, inspires you, soothes you – whatever you can glean from it to give your mind peace.

February, 2007

I understood today why I am overwhelmed by silence in the yearning for the Lover.  He is there with my spirit.  He is embracing the soul.  Words end. There are no words to express, no sounds to mutter, no utterances from the vocal chords.  My lips open longing to say what I feel, but Spirit is engaged with His beloved and there is no room for my flesh.  That is Spirit communing with spirit.  Silence is the marriage bed, where two become one.  There is only the ecstasy of the soul for her Lover, and the knowledge that only He has the power to come to her through her passionate and silent urging.

Note to the beloved: 

It is sometimes very difficult to remain in silence.  Talking to God makes us seem like there is a true communication going on.  And certainly, it is vitally important for us to verbally express our longings, our intentions, and heart-felt feelings to our Eternal Parent.  But sometimes, when the longing becomes so intense, and a sensation washes over us like a soothing balm, words have no place, and quiet is the best antidote.  This is the moment when God can fully embrace you with the Love He so patiently has waited to pour on you.  Embrace it with all of your heart.  Remain silent, and let His Spirit love yours.  It is a communication between them, though you may not fully comprehend with your mind, it will be fully appreciated in the very core of your being.

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Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane today. If this inspired you, I’d love to hear from you. May God bless you along your soul’s path, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
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Note: The above excerpt is from personal and copyrighted material, The Gardener of My Soul. Please do not use for commercial purposes without consent of the author, Marianne Coyne. Thank you.

February Spiral Notebook for Dreams, Thoughts, Ideas, and More

February Spiral Notebook from The Knittington Fairies collection.
Also available in note cards, postcards, stickers, and more.

Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of the new year with good health and new dreams (or expansions on some older ones).

A February spiral notebook is available to write down dreams, aspirations, thoughts, gratitude, ideas, and so much more. I began a gratitude journal in 2012 to switch my thoughts from the negative side of the day to the positive. It works wonders and turned into a gratitude/affirmation journal, as I make the scriptures my personal affirmations about how God sees me and who I am in and with Him. After all, Jesus’ whole life was one big affirmation of God’s love for us. That should make us very grateful.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you find something here to inspire your day. Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1.redbubble.com

 

 

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