Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. ~Hebrews: 12:1
Do you spy that lovely green banner on the upper right-hand corner of the blog? Yes! Finally, I have an official sign-up button so all my readers can follow me via email.
As you might recall, when I first sign up for Follow It to replace the defunct Feedburner, I accomplish all the necessary steps except this one. I just can't figure out how to make it happen, and wonder how everybody else skated through this step seamlessly. I sigh, shrug my shoulders, and vow to keep adding the actual link to the body of my posts.
I do hate to admit that I choose to throw in the towel and quit the race that begins so smootly.
But the fantastic folks at Follow It wouldn't hear of such nonsense. Imagine my surprise when one of these caring staff members contacts me via email, notifying me that I hadn't completed the process, and could she help in any way.
Was this an easy race to run? By no means, mainly due to my inherent ineptitude when it comes to all things tech. But the good people at Follow It are determined to persevere until the button is successfully installed.
Several days, and 20 email exchanges later (see what I mean by perseverance?), I triumphantly make one of the Follow It crew a temporary administrator of my blog. Boom! She has a breakthrough, and what you see in the upper right corner is a testimony to these people's patience with me, and their determination to do what is right by their customers.
They encouraged me every step of the way to stay the course, and they helped me see it through to a very happy ending.
May we, as followers of Jesus, always encourage, help and support our brothers and sisters to never, ever quit along the race God has prepared for them to run.
And may God bless the sweet and caring team at Follow It!
We are going back to Oxford mid-week as my mother's memorial service is on this coming Saturday. There will be no blog on Friday, but I do hope to be back with you the following Tuesday. Blessings, my friends!