Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm not promising much but....

OK, so I haven't blogged in 6 months or so. I am going to attempt to bring it back in 10.

Upcoming : in Feb I will return to Africa so I have several post about that I'm sure.

So stay tuned and try to keep me accountable for updating.

Peace Out,

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Rare Thing...

I going to talk about a book. I know most people who read this didn't even know I read, much less read enough to talk about it. But in the past several month's I have tried to really be disciplined about making time everyday to read. I have done fairly well with increasing the book reading but still struggle with just sitting down and reading the Word. The books, however, have been good for me. Last night I finished my 4th book and it is the one I want to recommend.

Another Man's War, is the story of Sam Childers, a biker/drug dealer, turned Pastor, turned African Freedom Fighter in Southern Sudan. As anybody that knows me knows, I have a special place in my heart for Africa, mostly West Africa, but when I saw this in the store something about it struck me and I had to read it.

I don't want to spoil any of the remarkable stories Sam lays out in the book but it is such a wonderful story of God's grace on one man, and how when that man lays everything on the line to recklessly pursue a God ordained call on his life, the incredible difference can be made around the world.

I guess the point is, if you want to read a story about the incredible forgiveness and provision the God offers us pick this one up and read it.

p.s. and I dare you to read it and not cry!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here's your sign?

I have a question. What are the signs that your are in God's will, and out for that matter?

As I have continued to seek out where God's plans for my will lead our family I have begun to worry. "Have I missed some sign somewhere that would have lead me to all the answers?" Do I even know what to look for? Are there signs that I am missing stating "Wrong Way", "Turn Around", or "Dead End"?

There are several places in my life that I look back on as milestone moments, the day I married Alison, the days I met both of my daughters. Those days stick with me, those days are inked into my soul. Will I have another day like that? One that I can look at and say that was it, or will it be more subtle a serious of events that lead to the moment the light comes on? Will it be both? Can I trust the "feelings" I have about where I am and what I am doing with the life God has given me?

If there is anyone out there left that reads this thing, I would like to hear some stories, Please.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend wrap up....

Well this weekend was a pretty good one around the Bynum house. Friday night we had a Grouplife staff retreat and had a great time together and Eddie shared some exciting stuff about the vision and direction of things to come.

Saturday Alison had an all day wedding to shoot and since the thought of me having both girls alone for that long didn't sound like fun my mom and dad (grammy & granddaddy) came up to hang out. My dad has been wanting to get my mom a new car so when we put the girls down for a nap, we headed out. About 6 hours later we had successfully traded my mom's explorer for a Ford Escape.

Sunday was the last week of our series at LifePoint called YES! and Pat asked us to put our YES! on the table to serve God in the church. After services we had our Small Group Leader Luncheon in the HUB. It was a great time of stories, casting vision and seeing some of the opportunities that God has brought for the small groups of LifePoint.

Sunday evening brought the first meeting of Alison and I's new small group. We had a great time eating some Jet's Pizza and getting to know everyone a little better. I am really looking forward to getting this group off the ground.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Questions & Answers.....

Well this days I tend to have more questions than answers. I know that applies to most people a times in their lives but it seems to be the heaviest load that I carry these days.

Last Sunday at LifePoint, Pat challenged us to put our YES! on the table. That for me was a no brainer. I whole heartedly said YES! I want to serve God where ever, when ever and how ever He calls. So now the question is what does putting my YES! on the table look like. This morning while driving around between job sites I had my ipod on shuffle and "The Wall" by Kansas came on and it really kinda spoke to where I am right now. "The weight of indecision's in the air" I think was the line that caught my attention. I have include the video and the lyrics to read along.

I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the things I see
The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall
And with each passing day I feel a little more like something dear was lost
It rises now before me, a dark and silent barrier between,
All I am, and all that I would ever want be
It's just a travesty, towering, marking off the boundaries my spirit would erase

To pass beyond is what I seek, I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who've seen it through to glimpse the other side,
The promised land is waiting like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
The moment is a masterpiece, the weight of indecision's in the airIt's standing there, the symbol and the sum of all that's me
It's just a travesty, towering, blocking out the light and blinding me
I want to see

Gold and diamonds cast a spell, it's not for me I know it well
The treasures that I seek are waiting on the other side
There's more that I can measure in the treasure of the love that I can find
And though it's always been with me, I must tear down the Wall and let it be
All I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony
Shining true and smiling back at all who wait to cross
There is no loss

The "wall" is standing between what I am doing and who I am, and what God is calling me to. I am looking forward to seeing how God brings the answers for the Bynum's.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Share your news!

So I ate lunch yesterday at Asia in Smyrna and this was in my fortune cookie....

"Now is the time to call loved ones at a distance. Share your news."

I wonder what these means?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nothing big....

but I saw this and wanted to share.

see more pwn and owned pictures

Monday, April 20, 2009

I put my YES! on the table....

Wow, that is about all I can say about what happened yesterday at LifePoint. In the second week of our series called YES! Pat asked us to put our YES! on the table for living a missionial life in order to spread the fame of God around our community and the globe. It was one of the most exciting worship services I have ever been a part of! With every new detail/vision/strategy and step Pat spelled out I found myself on the edge of my seat, INCREDIBLE stuff is happening at Lifepoint.

The only thing I know for sure after yesterday is that my YES! is on the table and we will just have to wait to see where that is.

If you didn't here the service go click YES! to visit Lifepoint's website and check it out.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Working On A Come Back!!

But in the spirit of LL Don't call it one.

I have been thinking about getting back into blogging. So this is just a tease as I collect my thoughts and get everything like I feel it should be.

thanks for checking in!

I will base the come back at leat partly on feedback, so comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hard to Watch......

This video could be the hardest 9 minutes of your life.

What do we do know that we have seen this? How do we react? What will we change?


We must respond! We must react! We must LOVE people, because GOD LOVES THEM AS MUCH AS HE LOVES ME!