I want to take an opportunity just to thank everyone who has worked on creating the Network, keeping it up and running, and those who take the time to serve as guides for all the rest of us. I want you to know that I read the Network almost every day and in lots of areas. God is working through all of you at CRCNA and the pastors, other church leaders, and church members who are confident enough to start posts or make comments. I receive many blessings and reassurances from what I see there — especially the Disability Concerns, worship, youth ministry, and pastor areas. I receive a lot of encouragement from many of the people who have posted in the Disability Concerns area. I have a disability and it is great to know I'm not alone. Also, I'm not a pastor, but reading some of those posts gives a member more insight into what pastors have to deal with and reminds me how time consuming and difficult their jobs really are at times. Often I get wrapped up in my own health issues and take fore granted all that my pastor does for me and other church members.
I know all of the "Network staff" have worked very hard to put the Network in place and now to maintain it and the CRCNA website. All of you are doing a great job. I want to thank Jonathan and any other people who work more as support people. So often especially those behind the scenes aren't acknowledged and do a ton of work. The rest of us do the easy part — reading and occasionally adding a word or two. All of you deserve a pat on the back for a job well done. I sincerely mean that and thank God for the ministry He provides through each of you.
Thanks also to everyone who posts. There have been many great topics and very thoughtful responses.