So glad to have done "Stream in the Desert" again. (Lots of conversations there with folks from this blog community.) But also SO GLAD to be home. I talked yesterday morning about HOME. And it got me thinking on the way back to Abilene about the places that have been my home: Neosho, Missouri (for 16 of my first 18 years, including my place of birth and graduation), Austin (where we lived a couple years while my folks went to UT), Searcy (four years of college and seven years as minister), Memphis (three years of grad school), Wilmington, NC (two years of ministry), and Abilene (fourteen years). Is "home" more place or people? Location or relationship? In some ways, I carry a bit of at least four of those places in me as "home": Neosho, Searcy, Wilmington, and Abilene. Plus, maybe, Memphis--especially since Matt was born there. Our kids were born in Memphis (1982), Wilmington (1984), and Abilene (1992). I think I lean more toward home as people/relationship. Home is where Diane is. Home is being with Matt, Jenna, and Chris. Home is Megan's grave. Home is sitting down over a meal with friends and being with family over holidays. And as a believer, there is that other home that some days every cell in my body is crying out for.