Homes

Thoughts of home have filled my last few days.

Or perhaps I should say thoughts about the many homes I know.

video showing clips of movies filmed in Pittsburgh and a photo posted by my friend Mihee Kim-Kort about her family’s recent road trip, reminded me of the home where I grew: Neville Island.

I realized that no matter how much I like New York, where I now live; no matter how much I like Louisville where I spent ten years and where I make many trips for work; no matter how much I like Cleveland Heights where Tricia lives now and we raised our family; no matter how much, and most days how much means a great deal, I will always, always, always bleed black and gold.

S is for SnowBut this week also saw our ministry host a group from First Presbyterian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico. And in our conversations I found myself longing for Ghost Ranch and Northern New Mexico, the home of my soul, the place where, every time I visit, I know I belong in a way like I belong in no other place on the planet.

Home of my childhood.

Home of my family.

Home of transition.

Home of the present.

Home of my soul.

All precious places. All blur together.

I give thanks for my homes and I pray and work for the day when all people have a safe place to call home.

See you along the Trail.

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2 responses to “Homes

  1. I served at First Albuquerque many years ago–they ordained me 6 years ago. Love those people.
    I didn’t know we had New Mexico in common! When I saw the photo of Pedernal in my blog reader, I was reminded of OKeefe’s quote about that peak–“God told me if I painted it enough, it would be mine”.

  2. I enjoyed the group from First Albuquerque immensely. My first trip to New Mexico took me to Philmont. Love at first visit. I felt at home then and have every time I have visited the state.

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