This is my first blog -- ever. I read the blogs of others and finally realized I can share a few things all along the way. My plan is as simple as my blog title, Morning Drive. Each morning when I turn on the computer in my study, I will share with you the thoughts of the morning that drive my day. I am not by any measure thinking that I will amaze you with profound reflections, but maybe, just maybe my thoughts and reflections will get you thinking.
Now let me introduce myself to the blogging world. I am Scott, I live in a small town of about 950 people plus a few stray dogs, cats, and chickens -- yes we have stray chickens that are the prey of the stray dogs and cats, the circle of life in a microcosm. My son attends the local school and my wife teaches first grade at Oakman Elementary. I have a study in my house in Oakman, and another at the building where I preach in Parrish. There you have it I am a husband, father, and preacher.
Now back to the Morning Drive blog. I have a daily routine. After a simple breakfast, a couple of cups of coffee, or Earl Gray, I take a morning walk around town (about one mile +/-). It includes walking with my son to school and then to the Post Office, maybe a stop at the Texaco if I did not have coffee before I left the house. Once I am home, I drop the mail on the counter and drive to my study in Parrish (a short commute of 7 miles with very little traffic). The drive has a few simple vistas -- pasture land, hunting land, a couple of man made ponds, a few hills, a variety of trees, horses, cattle, mules, and white-tail deer. This short time to myself gives me time to plan and reflect on my day -- thus the blog "Morning Drive."
This morning I have only a quick thought for Wednesday. In class tonight we are discussing God's Laws of Pardon available in Christ. "In Christ" what a blessing! "In Christ" what a privilege! I borrow the words from the Psalmist in Psalm 122:1, "I was glad when they said to me let us go to the house of the Lord." Because of Christ, you and I can enter the House of God. If you live in the area, I hope to see you tonight.