Monday, August 9, 2021

A Very Happy Ending

 


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.

Wow!

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!

Amen!

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!

39 comments:

  1. I pray you have a safe trip but an even calmer time at your mom's service. May you know God's peace and presence.

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    1. Thank you, Bill, for all your prayers. They mean so much!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Congratulations on your new "Follow" button.

    Praying for your safe journey and for you all as you gather to honour a great lady. She is proud of you.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Victor. I do hope the service will be one that truly honors Mom's memory.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Been there, done that, but the link works :) Praying for a safe journey!

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    1. I'm so glad it is working for both of us, Marja! Thank you for your prayers, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Yeay! Thank goodness for souls like that woman who so generously gave of her time. Another splendid example of what it means to encourage one another.
    Lifting my prayers for your mother's memorial on Saturday.

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    1. Yes, Myra, they have an amazing crew at Follow It; more than one techie stepped in to help with this process. I will always be grateful for their encouragement.
      Thanks for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Safe travels. I know it will be a less than a joyous occasion, and I wish you peace and love. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Nells. I'm just hoping it will turn out to be a service Mom would have liked.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Glad you got that worked out the way you wanted!
    Have a safe trip and be well.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes, Mariette, what a relief to have it worked out by such caring folks. I am grateful!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. My prayers follow you to Oxford, Martha. I know your mom will be honored at the service. That's what I wanted for Joe, too. Safe travels and may the Peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you through this. xo

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    1. Thank you for your prayers, Terri! Yes, I'm hoping this service will be one that Mom would like.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. I'm so glad that you got it sorted out, Martha.

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  9. I have zero tech skills. So I am still trying to figure it all out. But YAY for you. It is nice when people truly are helpful. Makes life a bit easier. ALways enjoy reading your posts. JUst catching up on commenting. THanks HUGS

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    1. Since I'm following you via Blogger, it's a breeze! If you decide to use Follow It, I'm sure the staff will guide you through it just as they did me.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Peço a Deus que Ele derrame grandes bênçãos e proteção sobre a vida de vocês.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers, Luiz!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. That's great news! How wonderful that the Follow It crew were so willing to help you out! So amazing to find such caring folks to help you out with the following dilemma! Praying for you through this difficult season of loss of your mother.

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    1. Yes, Marilyn, I was blown away by the time these folks were willing to dedicate to just one of their customers. I won't soon forget the kindness. Thanks, too, for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Let's hear it for the folks at Follow.IT Very happy you got that task accomplished sweet friend. Prayers for you and Mr. Danny as you travel this week. God's blessings, and we'll see you on the other side ma'am.

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    1. Three cheers for Follow It, indeed, J. D.! Thank you for your prayers as this will be a difficult week.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Yay! All this tech stuff is so draining! I am always thrilled when someone who knows what to do steps in. But I still hold my breath until I see for myself.

    I think I just might be related to Doubting Thomas!

    ;-}

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    1. You just might be related, Linda, and I can certainly relate to that doubting part, too. I'm just so grateful that these folks literally held my hand throughout the process.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Wonderful analogy, Martha. Praying for your family this week and you celebrate your mom's life. Asking God to comfort you all with sweet memories.
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Thanks so much for the prayers, Lulu. This will not be an easy week for any of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Congratulations on getting the Follow It button installed. I admit it wasn't easy and I had to try a few times before I figured it out. I don't think I could explain what I did to anyone else because I don't remember how it happened now. Yes, we do need to be in the business of helping our fellow believers/friends to follow Jesus. Sometimes we just need a gentle nudge to stay on the right path. Thinking of you as you are attending your dear mother's Memorial Service this week. I pray the God of all comfort be with you and give you peace and joy in knowing your mother is safe in the arms of Jesus now, and she is waiting there for you someday. Until then, treasure her memory and give God the glory for all the good memories you have of your dear family. (((hugs))) to you today dear friend. You are not alone.

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    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who had trouble with this, Pamela, and glad you managed to succeed on your own. Good for you! Thanks, too, for all your prayers and good thoughts. This will be an important time of closure for our family.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. The button looks fabulous and really stands out! Glad you stayed the course and the support at your blog host were so patient to help you along on this journey!

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    1. They were simply the best, Karen, and I'm so grateful for all their help.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. One of my favorite Bible verses and a great example too. Technology can be sooooo frustraing.

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    1. Yes, tech can be exactly that, Jean, and I'm so grateful for the help I received in getting this accomplished.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Praying that the sweet memories, the loving support of family and friends, and the contentment in knowing your mom loved Jesus offer comfort and peace, dear Martha!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy, for your prayers. Much needed!
      Love and blessings!

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