I want you to know that I love you very much!! :) You are such a reality of God’s grace to me. I love your style, too. Please know that you don’t have to walk on eggshells with me, okay? I know the validation thing may seem as if I examine every word you might say to try to figure you out, but it’s much different than you think. I am looking for the validation of God within you … and believe me, it shows!!! When somebody is looking for the validation of man it also sticks out. BUT when believers are encouraged to know that only God validates them (as I am seeing in you) then there is an honesty that doesn’t have to explain itself. Paul and I have grown very close, and a few times we joked about validation … and I’m afraid it has come across to others in the wrong light. Sorry if it hit you that way. :( I’m not sure if you’re following me, but when you want to ask me a question I am eager to hear it and to answer you. A lot of issues are much easier one-on-one than in discussion groups in my experience. I’m glad for the stimulation that was stirred in the group anyhow.