As I mentioned in my first post, I was reluctant to be a guest blogger, mainly because I doubted I’d have anything to add to the conversation. I also didn’t realize then that this blog is as active as it is– the other blog I sometimes contribute to almost never elicits more than a couple of comments, alas– and I’m afraid I haven’t kept up with and answered some comments as I should have. For me, though, it’s been an interesting experience, and has given me a lot to think about. And I’ve been gratified by the friendly, engaged, and welcoming manner of most of the contributors. My week is up (and I’m off on a short, foreign vacation tomorrow– as soon as church is over, of course), but I appreciate having had the privilege of trying to be your guest blogger for the past few days. Keep the faith, and keep up the good fight!