Friday, February 23, 2007

Back to the Future......

I love these movies, all three of them, Marty and Doc flip and flop back and forth through the space time continuum attempting to make things right and without causing any further disruptions in the way things should be.

Well call me Marty (although I think I would much prefer the nickname Doc), I headed back to the future today. I have been invited on a weekend leadership retreat with my church at Camp Linden. That's right - at the ripe old age of 29 and a half I am going back to the camp where I spent several summers as a youth.

Camp Linden holds a special place in my heart. You see, this was the baptist discipleship training camp held by the TBC every summer. While my home church of FBC Bolivar went to music camp at Camp Carson, I on the other hand took my talentless self with my Grandmother's church to Linden. Linden was great. Most of my cousins and brother usally went, so some summers there were as many Bynum's as some other churches had in their group.

Summer after summer for about 6 or 7 years we would make the drive up to that little valley tucked in by the Buffalo river to learn how to love God more (worship), gather with others to learn about how God works in our lives (small groups), and how we can show God's love to everyone back home (service). And now some 10 to 15 years later I make my way back to camp this afternoon still in search of how to build those same dimensions of my life as an adult.

I'll let you know what I learn, but now stand back because when this baby (my F-150 not a Delorian), hits 88 miles per hour........

2 comments:

Alison Bynum said...

Have fun and be careful! I will miss you. Oh, and Marty if you end up in the future, call me. I have a few questions! I love you.

Becca said...

I love this post. If you just change Camp Linden with Camp Carson--that was MY life!! I went to "church training" camp at Carson for many years and went to music camp once at Linden. So many good memories! And you are right, we aren't that far off from where we started--worship, discipleship, service! Hey, keep Scotty in line while you are there, would you? Hope you all have a great weekend!

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