To those of you who regularly follow and read The Morning Drive, thank you. To those who just happened by, thank you for stopping. I owe each of you this statement of gratitude, "I just wanted you to know that I sincerely appreciate you." As far as I know, I do not know all of … Continue reading I Just Wanted You to Know
Everyday. EVERY SINGLE DAY someone says something or posts something on social media that is inflammatory. Maybe they were just posting their opinion or maybe they had every intention of starting an online fight. This is the world we live in. Everyday. EVERY SINGLE DAY articles, reports, magazines, broadcasts, and late night hosts ridicule and … Continue reading How Do I? How Do You?
I am taking the morning off from writing. I am letting God speak. This introduction are the only words you will hear from me in this post. I started thinking about God’s words of comfort when the morning radio hosts asked their audience, "What gives you confidence?" As I thought about my answer, my thoughts … Continue reading Discovering Comfort
What does it mean to follow? What does Jesus expect of His disciples? Jesus lays out the level of commitment He requires. Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but … Continue reading Who will Follow Jesus?
There is in our world what I call "Christian Confusion." If you read the papers and magazines or watch news outlets you get the idea that there are a variety of definitions or ideas concerning what or who is a Christian. Many in our world equate being a "Westerner", esp. U.S. citizen, with being a … Continue reading Christian Confusion
I have. If you are honest, you have too. We have all messed up. We have all made more than a mistake. What we did was - well to put it bluntly - wrong. We sinned against God and man. We are the "prodigal" son of Luke 15. If you are thinking, "No, not me!" … Continue reading Have You Ever?
I have scars. Real physical scars. Every time I see one of them I am reminded of something from my past. There are scars from when I had a run-in with a car - well I ran across the street and the car ran into me. I have a scar from a childhood spider bite … Continue reading Scars from the Past
Before I share much more I feel compelled to weigh in on the hearing. I am sure no matter what I say, someone will disagree with me. I do not expect you to completely agree with me. I am not trying to persuade you one way or the other, for or against either political party, … Continue reading My Take-Away from Kavanaugh and Ford
Prayer is powerful because of God. The power of God is the power behind prayer. As Christians, we know we need to pray, but at times we struggle in prayer. Just recently a Christian author and friend, whom I consider to be strong, confessed to me their struggles with prayer. Just the thought of wanting … Continue reading Learning to Pray
Joe (a real person, but not his real name) was a young man and a new Christian. He had a good job with a fair amount of responsibilities. Somewhere along the way, he took advantage of those responsibilities and the freedom entrusted to him and became involved in an illicit activity - once. He came … Continue reading Consequences and Forgiveness