In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, that most of us read in high school, Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, receives a would in a street fight. When asked, Mercutio describes the wound this way, “‘Tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.” I suppose that Shakespeare had … Continue reading Church Doors
We live in a world that wants to divide us. Society informs us that we have to choose a side. Are you in group A or group B? Do you support who I support or are you my enemy? This seems to be the way many want us to think. Soon, we find ourselves pulled … Continue reading What Role are You Living?
This month at Central, we will be taking time to learn more about Grace. This morning, I thought I would share a poem I wrote a few years ago about God's Grace as an introduction to our theme. If you are in the Tuscaloosa area, come worship with us as we learn more about Grace … Continue reading Grace is . . . Grace
Thirty years ago, I know it was thirty years ago since I was 21 at the time and I am 51 now. Thirty years ago, I was home from college, I am not sure if it was a weekend trip, a holiday, or part of summer break, but I was home. My grandmother was in … Continue reading Something You Need to Know
Some of you may find the following narrative difficult to accept as fact. Others know me well enough to believe this narrative is not only possible, but probable. I can tell you from a first hand account that it is true. Memory may have played with some of the details, but the event is real. … Continue reading Are You Really?
"Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is … Continue reading When did He Write this?
Dear Christian Voter, Specifically voters in my home State of Alabama, we need to talk. We have an opportunity in a few weeks to vote for who will become or who will continue to be our Governor. One of the candidates says they will push for a State Lottery. The other is not currently promoting … Continue reading Dear Christian Voter
Okay, this is a really, really poor parenting plan, but sadly it is one that I see in place in the lives of many children. Realize that this list was created with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek. Give your children everything they want. "Never, Never, ever tell your children, “No.” Put your … Continue reading A Plan for Parents
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?