but i have never lost my gratitude for Cort who started this great forum and the Pheonix Rising website. for me, he provides the most complete, balanced, informative, easy-to-access updates and insights of any website, and the forums he created have been (at least my past experience) so well monitored. i cannot thank him, the administrators, the moderators, and the participants enough!
i'm sorry to say that i pulled away when it seemed every pwc suddenly discovered this forum. (i know my "join date" says august 2009...but i was really on it long before. i was hesitant to join because i'm not a "joiner" and was somewhat intimidated.) with all the influx of new participants...i became overwhelmed trying to figure out who was who and navigate greatly multiplied threads. it also seemed like there was a lot more conflict. the pressure got to me. how snotty of me! especially considering the fact that i have always received encouragement and/or insight here from those who commented on threads i commented on and on my blog.
so...for what it's worth to anyone who is listening...it's good to be back after one incredibly stressful year...including a marriage separation and reconciliation, the loss of our home right at Christmas, a move on New Years Eve, a major downsize, a huge sale afterwards...(whine, whine!). and though i've never been a "regular"...i look forward to learning from you all and hoping to contribute something, at least.
btw...i'm having a major crash. can you tell?
despite it all...though it doesn't sound like it...i'm still resting in Him.