Friday, June 11, 2021

On the Porch #20

We're On the Porch with another random weekend conversation, you and me chatting about whatever ends up on the table.  

Think open house + small group + your BFF + book club + your therapist + TGIF all coming together to join forces.

The welcome mat is out especially for all those new readers who've joined us as subscribers this past week.  If you somehow missed the losing-all-my-subscribers drama, that saga is here

Believe it or not, that Feedburner list that disappeared and is completely unaccessible somehow still sent out the last post to those who've been longtime subscribers.  

Go figure. 

So ... if you get two copies of the same post in your inbox ➔ 

Keep the email that has the brick building logo at the top of the page.  The subject line reads Posts from Linda Stoll for {whatever date}

That's the one you subscribed to this past week.  It comes to you via my new best friend, Mailchimp, whose logo is at the bottom of the page!

*  If you're getting another copy of the same post with no brick building logo, scroll down to the bottom left and click on the tiny unsubscribe now button.  This is the old Feedburner email that is going out of business.

There is no brick building logo on the Feedburner email.  The subject line reads Linda Stoll ...

Any questions?  Confused?  Join the club ... and please let me know.

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➔  Click here to listen to this beautiful song of praise.  I heard it yesterday and couldn't wait to share it with you.  

➔  Debby's Let's Make a NOT To-Do List is a wonderful mindset to embrace as we head into summer.

➔  And put your feet up with not one but two stacks of summer reading material from these voracious readers - Michele's Did I Hear You Say You Want to Go Deep with Your Summer Reading? {I've read 1!} and Sarah's June 2021 Christian Book Picks {I've read 4!}

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Congratulations to our oldest granddaughter, Lydia Joy, as she graduates from high school.  Sometimes there are no words to share all the emotions that stir in a grandmother's heart.  Yet there are sacred words that Lydia has claimed as her own, that reflect her personal journey of discovering God's loving heart for the world ...
 
'Look around at the nations;
watch and be amazed!
For I am doing something in your days
that you wouldn't believe,
even if someone told you about it.'
Habakkuk 1:5

Click here {and scroll to page 10} to read Lydia's story, I Just Feel So Full on Mission.

I love you, My Lydz.  I'm confident that God is going to use your joyful willingness to impact lives for His Kingdom.
xo
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'Choose your absence so that
your presence 
has more impact.' 
 
Emily Freeman

I'm looking forward to connecting with you in the comment section, but otherwise will be pretty much unplugged the next week or two as extended family comes to the Cape ... and goes and stays and more family comes and goes and stays some more.

I can't wait.

Bless your busy June days ~
Linda

P.S. #1
There's no time better than now to re-subscribe / subscribe to the blog.  With Feedburner going out of business, don't risk missing a single post.  Click here!

P.S. #2
I'll be stopping by real quick at Lisa'sJeanne's, and Richella's.

On the Porch * Father's Day Edition  >>

32 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy your break and have a wonderful time with your family!

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    1. Lesley, thanks! I hope you're doing well ...

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  2. so glad I got reconnected to you!! Have a super weekend

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  3. Great picture of Lydia! Can't wait to watch as she continues to grow in the Lord and spreads her wings in college!

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  4. Congratulations to Lydia! Enjoy your time with family, Linda. I will be clicking on the links you shared!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the links, friend.

      Have a wonderful weekend puttering in those beautiful gardens of yours!

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  5. Congratulations to Lydia!!! What a beautiful young lady she is, Linda. I know you are one proud grandma.
    Blessings!

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    1. Us grandmas get each other, don't we.

      God is good to have given us this blessing of doing life, even from afar, with our children's children ...

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  6. Congratulations to your granddaughter! Enjoy the time with your family and soak up every moment!

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    1. Joanne, thanks! Have a wonderful weekend yourself, friend ...

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  7. Thank you, Linda, for your clear instructions on what to do about receiving two emails of this post. Done! Love the photo of your granddaughter and her clear purpose for what's ahead. Enjoy your time with family, friend. We'll be doing the same the end of this month. It's a good time.

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    1. I'm glad the rather convoluted steps made some kind of sense, Debby. I still can't believe these posts are showing up after my Feedburner account's been closed down.

      Too weird.

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  8. Linda, I just love visiting with you on your front porch! Real blessings today, thank you!

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    1. And I'm glad you're here with us, Donna. I hope your weekend is delightfully restful ...

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  9. I got your email! Hey, as long as it comes! Your granddaughter is just lovely! Congratulations to her.

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    1. I'm always happy when I hear the posts are getting in to reader's inboxes. These days I'm still holding my breath, just a little bit, saying a prayer that all will be well.

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  10. Taste and see that the Lord is good...If you hadn't lost all your subscribers and were forced to send out that S.O.S. email to all your old ones and the new ones, including me, I would not have known about your blog. See - the Lord provides a silver lining for every cloud.

    God bless you, Linda. I look forward to your future installments.

    * via email

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    1. Thanks for reminding me that God specializes in silver linings!

      ;-}

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  11. Congratulations to your granddaughter! Sorry about the email-woes. I read you via Feedly.com, so I had no problems keeping up with your posts. Hope you have a great time visiting with your family!

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    1. I'm hearing more and more about Feedly these days, Barbara ...

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  12. Congrats to Lydia Joy! She is beautiful and looks very happy. :) Graduating from high school is still a big deal! My oldest grandchild is 3 years old, so I can't yet imagine her graduation, but if I'm still here, I know it will be in the blink of an eye.

    Hope you're enjoying your family at the Cape!

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    1. You'll be right in the front row, clapping away, Lisa! I just know it!

      ;-}

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  13. Congratulations to your beautiful granddaughter Lydia! Enjoy every moment because those precious moments we have surely become memories. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. 'those precious moments we have surely become memories'

      Well, this not only sounds like a Hallmark card but is all so true, Cindy. You are so right.

      These are the good old days.

      ;-}

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  14. I wondered why there were two notifications in my inbox for your blog, Linda! I'll unfollow the one without the brick. Add my congrats for Lydia to those already posted. I too feel your joy and pride as she marks this important milestone and journeys on to the next. And last, may your energy outlast the string of houseguests heading your way!

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    1. I'm so happy you could decipher my rather convoluted instructions, Nancy! Your words, 'I'll unfollow the one without the brick' just might be my new theme song around here.

      Thanks for hanging in with me ...

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  15. A not to do list sounds like just the thing!

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  16. Finally slowed down enough to get on your list. Also intrigued by your Blogger Fairy Godmother. If EVER ANYONE needed a Fairy Godmother----it's ME! So glad to catch up on your goings on! Happy Summer Friend. By the way my #2 Grand graduated recently. MY how time flies! Yours has a "shine" about her that I recognize. Congratulations!

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    1. Hey, it's so good to see you again, friend! I look forward to catching up with you in the weeks ahead.

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