“Be With Me” – God’s Presence is Everywhere

Good day, friends…

May the following excerpt from “The Gardener of My Soul” inspire, enlighten, and soothe your soul today.

Be with me.
Whether I sit, or stand;
Whether I walk, or kneel,
Be with me.
Whether I move, or am still;
Whether I am silent, or converse,
Be with me.
Whether I am alone, or with another;
Whether I am outside under Your clouds,
or inside the walls of my cell,
Be with me.
Never leave my side.
Never leave my Temple.
I want to dwell always in Your loving Presence.

 Note to the beloved:

God is always with, in, and around us.  There is never a time He is not present with us.  But oh, how wonderful for us to invite Him into our lives to be with us in everything we do!  Do we not invite our friends and family – those we love – to join us in our day to day activities?  It is our way of letting them know how much we love them and enjoy their company.  It is the same when we invite God into our daily tasks or quiet time.  With the invitation, we are telling God we love Him, and we are allowing the Presence to affect us in a profound way; to inspire, protect, and even challenge us to be our best.  Proverbs 16:3 tells us that if we commit our ways to the Lord, our plans will succeed.  To make this conscious decision every day is an excellent way to live and has its highest rewards.


Thank you for visiting me on Leisure Lane today. Let me know if what you see here inspires you. May your day be filled with hope, love, and laughter, and may you notice the small, yet pretty things today around you,

Until next time, may happy days abound!

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Collage of Cards

Collage of Cards

Good Monday, everyone. I hope you will all have a great new week ahead, beginning with today.

Saturday, I received 4x 6 inch postcards I ordered from LeisureLane1 on Redbubble. They are so pretty and I can’t wait for them to greet someone special in their mail box. And they’re even nice enough to frame. I’ll have to keep checking for some cute frames while I’m out and about.

Seeing them together reminded me of all the beauty life has to offer, and the beauty we get to create with our thoughts, our words, and our hands.

I also received two stickers, and I can use them in many ways; give them as gifts, stick them on card stock and make my own postcards or little note cards with them, or use them on the outside of envelopes, on my computer, in my journal…the possibilities are many. One I just thought of now, is sticking them on a sturdy backing and adding the flat magnets on the back for my refrigerator – that way I’ll always be reminded of good things.

The “Peace – Snow on the Berries” mug is precious. It also comes in “Merry & Bright”, “Happy Holidays”, “Merry Christmas”, and no text.

I hope these images inspire you to seek out, see, and enjoy the collage of all pretty things in life. May you enjoy your day, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

A Wish for You

Hoping your day is FULL  of pretty!!

Good day, everyone.  Thank you for coming by and for all your lovely comments.  I’m grateful for every one of them.  I’m getting closer to dreams fulfilled and would like to thank you for standing by with me in faith.

Until next time…may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

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