Monday, September 28, 2009

Homecoming, Here We Come!

I am kicking off the fall with a trip back to Emmanuel. I often refer to Franklin Springs as home. I am thrilled about participating in the Homecoming celebration next weekend. Sara (my BFF) and I are making it a girl’s weekend and I can’t wait to catch up w/ old college friends!

I am looking forward to reflecting and in the place where God showed me who I was in Him. The place where I realized my giftings and that God had called me to ministry. At that time I had no idea what that meant and where I would be 5 years down the road. I can remember so vividly standing at the altars during a convocation service, not knowing why I was standing there. I had just been drawn to the altar after a call to people who were going to be in full time ministry…I thought, I am going to be doing something in media or something in the business world- NOT full time ministry. Little did I know that I would be given the opportunity to pour in to the lives of little ones and now teens on a daily basis. I am grateful for God’s hand and for calling me that night at the front of the Swails Center.

Emmanuel holds many more memories for me including sleepless nights preparing for musicals, or pulling pranks; Building relationships with some who are my dearest friends even today, Players and Singers tours, long hours in admissions, meeting my wonderful husband and being abused on media trips…not really but it sure did take a lot to put up w/ those boys! Those are just a few things that shaped my time at Emmanuel. I am looking forward to this weekend and the chance to relive old memories with cherished friends!

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