Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Returning Home

Currently, I am in Wilmore, Kentucky, home to Asbury Theological Seminary...this is where I spent four years of my life getting prepared for a life in full-time ministry...I ran into a friend at Subway, and I think he put it best as I gave him a hug...he said, simply, "Welcome home."...it does feel like home...I feel so comfortable and known here...the number of people that really do know me grows smaller and smaller each time I come back, but it still feels like running into family...I am supposed to be working on the sermon that I will be preaching in Big Kid Church the weekend after next, but it feels too good to stop what I am doing - visiting with people - to sit down and write...the number of hugs, smiles, and warm comments I have experienced have felt like what Red Bull must feel like to a teenager...I feel energized and refueled...thank you Wilmore and Asbury for providing me a place to come home to...I know it's not perfect and a lot has changed, but it's still home to me...

4 comments:

clave said...

Man, I miss that place... I hope to visit soon.

jeana said...

Mike-mike-mo-mike!!! I don't know how to find you... if you're still around, come up to the fourth floor of the Admin building and say hi (and bring Marcy with you) !! Hope to see you!

ReverendPrincess said...

Good times were definitely had. Have fun and say hi to the family. Drink a Cherry vanilla DP for me.

Emmerly said...

I hope to someday make Wilmore and Asbury feel like home to me .. it already feels like a home away from home, it's just like the greatest place ever, thanks Fitz for introducing me to the greatness of Wilmore. (and Ale-8)