This past weekend was Homecoming in Taylorsville. Oops, I just remembered, they changed the name to Octoberfest! But I guess I still think of it as Homecoming.
The parade, the bands, the food, and the friends all make it a good time, no matter what you call it.
But I must admit, I just love the sound of “Homecoming.” I served in the Marines for several years and spent about a year overseas without my wife; homecoming meant a lot to me. As a pastor, I have the chance to go on missions trips and attend conferences that often take me away from home.