Friday, April 13, 2012

Welcome to the ... Ultimate Blog Party 2012

My name is Glenda. Welcome to my blog, Gg - Notes on the Journey. I have been blogging for three happy years and this is my second visit to the party.


Ultimate Blog Party 2012


Well, how does a girl who just turned 60 begin to tell about herself (a long story.) So many pieces come together to make me who I am today. . .


I was led to Christ by Elisabeth Elliot when I was in the first grade (a grace story.)


I grew up in Viet Nam, where my parents were missionaries (a war story).


I graduated from Biola University (a happy story) and taught first grade (a delightful story) until I met my husband Dave (a love story.)


I became a mom to two wonderful daughters (my favorite story).


I spent many years in ministry with my husband taking students to Europe on short term missions trips (an interesting story).


I lost my adorable mom to cancer six years ago (a sad story).


I am enjoying living in a vintage apartment in Chicago with my man (a cozy story) and find great joy in ministry to and with other women (a joyful story.)


I hope that you enjoy my blog and that we can learn more about each others' stories. Leave a comment and I will come and visit. Follow my blog and I will love you forever


Here are a few posts for your enjoyment:


          30 things to do in January 


          Creating a home wherever you go


          10 reasons I love Fall 


          My experiences with Royal Weddings 




79 comments:

  1. Congratulations on three happy blogging years! It's nice to learn more about you, so glad you shared. And so glad that we've met through blogging! :)

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  2. Thanks so much for commenting on our new blog - I am so glad to have found your site! Definitely am looking forward to reading more of your posts :)

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  3. Thanks for visiting my site! Your blog is beautiful and your story sounds captivating!

    Jennifer

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  4. Three years?! I didn't know you'd been at it that long!! I love reading your posts and it's been such a pleasure getting to know you across the seas!

    Sxxxx

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  5. Love this, Glenda! (And a belated happy birthday!) One more point of connection between us--Elisabeth Eliot's grand-niece used to babysit for us. Those six degrees of separation, they just keep coming! :)

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  6. What a great post Glenda ~ love all your stories! Have a blessed week-end.

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  7. Glenda, this was a delightful post, such an enjoyable read.

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  8. It is great to meet you! Thank you for visiting my place! I hope to see you again sometime.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Beth

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog. Elizabeth Elliot? Wow - can't wait to read that one! I am a story girl. I look forward to sharing all of our stories together! Blessings!

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  10. Hello - thank you for stopping by my blog! I remember you from last year. It's great to see you again:-) I enjoyed reading your party post.

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  11. What an interesting post. I didn't know so much about you before this. Fascinating and wonderful to read! Great Story!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Thanks for stopping by! It is nice to 'meet' you! I love your post! Happy UBP12!

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  13. Oh have fun at the party...and what a fun post..I got to know you soooooooooooo much better.

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  14. Hi, I just love the graphic you have of yourself . How cute! I'm Stopping by from the UBP. This is my first party and I'm hoping to be able to visit a lot of bloggers. Please try and stop by and say hello. Have a great week-end!

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  15. Hi there, So fun to run into each other again for the Ultimate Blog Party! And what an interesting post. Looking forward to seeing you on Facebook and Pinterest :)

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  16. YOU write so creatively ... This was simply sweet
    You know I will hang around for as long as you will have me!
    Have a cozy weekend with your man
    XO

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  17. My husband is a minister and we travel 8 months out of the year for his work. I am excited to head to your link on creating a home where ever you are next.

    It is nice to 'meet' you. I hope you have a great weekend. Enjoy hopping around for this UBP12. I am glad I stopped in here.

    Blessings,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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  18. Hi Glenda. Thank you for visting my blog. I love vintage too! I see some posts on your blog that I really want to read so I'm off to browse around your interent home. Thank you for the warm welcome.

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  19. It's been too long since I've come a'visiting over here, Miss Glenda. It's great learning new things about some bloggers I already "knew." Looks like you're meeting lots of interesting folks. I need to get busy and do some more visiting.

    Heading to Chicago soon--I love your city! Blessings.

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  20. You are always an inspiration Glenda...a woman who brings hope and joy to others!

    I am having a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings If you would like to enter.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karen

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  21. Hi Glenda, I am visiting from UBP and wanted to thank you for visiting my blog as well! I still have you bookmarked from last year, and enjoy reading your posts. Have a great week!

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  22. Hello

    You did a great job putting things together. I've been swamped this week, and missed your invite post. Great idea.

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  23. I love this post, Glenda, how fun getting to know a bit more about you!
    Elizabeth Elliot? Wow that is amazing! I had the privilege of chairing a women's conference years ago and Elizabeth was our guest speaker - such a delightful, incredibly wise woman!
    Oh, and I'm going to be in Chicago in September, maybe we could get together for a cup of coffee or something, I'd love to meet you in person!

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! Glad I stopped by yours-it's delightful. I'm following now.

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  25. It has been so nice to wander around your site a bit, and get to know a little more about you. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :) I will be following your blog on Facebook, and I'm looking forward to it!

    Alesha Kay

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  26. I love all your stories, Glenda! Have I mentioned that one of my boys graduated from Biola?

    Thanks for visiting me and like you said -- great to see a friend at the party!!

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  27. Thanks for visiting my site....I just love the look of your blog and your personality that shines through. Looking forward to stopping by again.

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  28. Hi Glenda! I'm Emily from UBP and wanted to say Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting!

    I love your post, so very neat and interesting! I'll have to check out your blog to read some of your story.

    God bless!

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  29. Hi Glenda! This is Shannon from UBP and On This Glorious Homeschool Journey. :) I am now a follower, and look forward to reading more about your story!

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  30. Hi Glenda~ Thank you for stopping by Leaving A Legacy today. I have been reading through some of your posts on your blog, and I realized it's a small world. I know your sister Sue! She works at the church I go to. She is such a wonderful lady! I am now following you on Facebook. I am so excited to keep up with your blog!

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  31. Glenda,
    So VERY glad that you visited my blog. I came over to say hi and love your intro post!!! You have a new follower in ME! I cannot wait to read more.

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  32. thanks for stopping by my blog -I will definitely come back and read all your stories :) and hey, I married a Dave too-great name :) Blessings

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  33. Fun post, Glenda! I checked out the ultimate party but can see that I don't fit in...by way of an age bracket...:) Fun to take a peek, though...

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  34. I think it is so awesome that you were lead to the Lord by Elisabeth Elliot... we just studied the life of the Elliots this year... so inspiring!

    It is nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my place. I am here from UBP12!

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  35. So happy to have found this blog! It is comforting. .. like a cup of tea!! I am visiting from http://4alittleloco.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-love-letter.html
    thru the UBP....my first time! It's a little addictive!

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  36. Hello Glenda! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's very nice to "meet" you. Your blog is so cozy and inviting, I love it!

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  37. Hello! I'm here from the blog party and wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog as well. I look forward to reading more of your story!
    Be blessed,
    Ashley :-)

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  38. I love your blog and look forward to following. You have lots of stories to tell. I also like the post on desks.

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  39. Glenda, thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier this weekend. It is so nice to meet you. Loving this introduction post, I feel like I could pull up a chair at your kitchen table and visit.

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  40. I really enjoyed reading your story summary :). It's so nice to meet you, Glenda. Thanks for visiting my blog, "Living for God." Hope you'll come back and visit again.

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  41. Thanks for stopping by!!

    Have a great up coming week!

    xoxo
    Natalie

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  42. Thanks for visiting me today! I must admit after reading your post I look forward to reading your blog and all of your interesting stories! Thanks for sharing your life stories:)

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  43. Awesome Post I Love this! You certainty have a wonderful story! Thank you for your sweet comment :)

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  44. Nice to e-meet you! Love the blog. Your writing is awesome. This is my first time at the party and I love it!

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  45. Hi Glenda-popping over to your little corner of the Internet to say Hi! I love the sketch of you up top! I look forward to reading some of your "stories!" You seem like an amazing, accomplished and warm woman! Glad to get to know you!

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  46. Sounds to me like you have a very interesting life, Glenda. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello.

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  47. Enjoying this blog party - and fun to come see you for a bit! Thanks for your friendship online!

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  48. Glenda, Thank you so much for visiting. I look forward to visiting with you more. I, too, am a teacher. Bonnie

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  49. thanks for stopping by Glenda I enjoyed your post!

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  50. Hold the phone. Did you personally know Elisabeth Elliot? Her book "Passion & Purity" shaped my entire outlook on dating and love in college. It encouraged me and I devoured her other books as well. If you really did know her, I am so incredibly jealous of you :) What a blessing!!

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  51. Love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment! Can't wait to read more!

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  52. I wanted to stop by also and say hello, so nice to meet you. I will be back to visit another time, got a load of dirty dishes to do after a family dinner...was a wonderful time. But thought I should check me emails first, LOL.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  53. Hello GG, I wanted to say hi and thanks for stopping in. I have done a bit of going through your blog and really love what I see. It is nice to get to know women who have already been where I am and are now there with the older ones. I really enjoyed reading about the trial and error of raising your girls. Thanks for your encouragement.

    Angie @ Angie and the new life

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  54. Thanks friend, old and new, for stopping by my little slice of the party. We should party together more often.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  55. Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  56. Glenda,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading your post. What an amazing "story" you have. Blessings to you.
    Lisa

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  57. I love how you shaped your post! I can wait to dive into the links.

    Thanks for stopping by my party, too!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  58. Love how you introduced yourself! So nice to meet you through UPB12! It is my second year too and cannot believe I did not run into you last year! Enjoy the party!

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  59. Thanks for your comment on my blog ... I'm afraid a post about death and taxes has driven everyone else away. I loved your post on making a home wherever you go. We have moved a lot so I have plenty of practice with this. I think I'll enjoy your blog.

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  60. This is such a great site and I love all your stories and encouragement! Thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourself at my site. Glad to be blogging friends and I'm looking forward to continuing to visit your blog.

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  61. Oh I love fall too! Sounds like you have had one exciting life, thanks for stopping by my blog, it is so good to meet you!

    Angela

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  62. I love the way you linked all your stories into this post!

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  63. Very nice to meet you. I loved reading more about you! :)

    Enjoy the party hop!

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  64. Finally getting by on my lunch break! Adorable blog. I just read your post about being too connected. Some week's I just have to walk away. Glad to meet you!
    Have a great day,
    Laurie

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  65. Three blogging years is fantastic! I love your blog. It's fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to come back for more. You've got a great 'voice'. :)

    Blessings and peace,
    Becky

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  66. Lovely, can't wait to read some of these stories!

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  67. thanks for the comment. it is washington state!

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  68. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Will make it back soon to read more of your posts.

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  69. Hi, sorry it took me so long to visit you back. Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment during UBP 2012! In case you forgot, I am that blogger from Dubai! Nice to meet you! :)

    Must be so cool to grow up in Vietnam!

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  70. I am still going through UBP blogs and I am glad I came to yours. I love Elizabeth Elliott and my brother went to Gordon Conwell Seminary and got to take her home one night after some lecture - it was so meaningful to him after reading her books. I later took some friends to one of her lectures - what a lady. I also read your blog about taking home from you. I also loved Edith Schaeffer's Hidden Art which had some many wonderful items in it. I am going out of town soon and I am going to take some home comforts with me.
    Thanks for sharing.

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