Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May our lives be as a fragrant scent unto our Lord.
Little Country Church on the edge of town.
Doesn't this home just say welcome. It reminds me of homes we've seen on the coast of Maine.
It's hard to believe we've been home a week already, the days go so quickly.
When I worked in banking, I had many retired customers who would tell me that they were busier after they retired than when they worked. I didn't understand it until I was in this season of life. But it is good to stay busy isn't it. We should be thankful for every season of our lives and every day. I'm ready to start planting and getting my yard looking pretty but I've got other pressing things to do today so it will have to wait.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Noreen


  1. Beautiful photos. I do agree that staying busy is GOOD and IMPORTANT!

    I owe you an email soon. Things are finally starting to settle down.


  2. Noreen, such beautiful photos!

    I remember I used to hear people making comments about retirement like that too. At the time, I couldn't understand that as I was working full time and taking care of a home. But we move into new seasons of our lives. And God has a plan for us in each season of life. I've never read about retiring from His plans for us ...ever.

    I know you are being used in this season of your life too. You always encourage me and I thank you for that.

    Love you,

  3. Great shots! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Such pretty pictures Noreen~~
    Thanks for sharing them dear friend!
    Hugs, Ella

  5. Noreen, the Hibiscus is stunning. Retirement is a busy time. Frankly I wonder how I ever had time to work!

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  7. now I am singing that song
    'Little Country church on the edge of town'
    do um do um do do do

    I can't believe the week has passed so fast
    yea Friday (o:

  8. Make sure you get the rest you need. :) Love you!

  9. Hi Noreen,
    I recognize that lil country church, we saw it too and thought it so neat. So glad you are settling in and doing well sweet friend.
    Yes I like you think the Lord wants us to enjoy every season of our life, this season includes being
    loving grandparents for you anyway.
    One day for me maybe!! But you are doing an awesome job.
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  10. What beautiful pictures and as always your words.

    The store is The Prennial Gardner it is a couple blocks down from the old train station.

    I would love to get together sometime.

  11. Love that church and home! Too cute and cozy, huh? I just realized that I had never "followed" your blog! I can't believe that! I must have just saved your addy! Too weird! Well, I'm following now!!
    Love you! Have wa wonderful day!

  12. Noreen,

    It was fun looking at your pix memories of Hawaii. This Hibiscus and the caption under it are so beautiful. I grow Hibiscus' - set them out on the patio in the summer and bring them inside - to bloom all winter. . They fill our house with surprised JOY when we awake to find a new bloom or two - in the dead of winter! I grow orchids too - and have discovered that they realease a sweet fragrance only in the afternoon. Isn't that weird? Everytime I get a whiff of this sweet fragrance released into the air - I think of the sweet fragrance of Christ!!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on the Bridge. I appreciate your connection glad we have connected!

    Your granddaughter's are lovely and the birthday cake was soo beautiful.

    God bless you and your family
    Patrina <")>><
    His watchman on the wall


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