Drive On

I am writing this blog from Interstate 185 in Columbus, GA.

And yes. I am driving. But before you start sending me videos of distracted drivers, let me rephrase that.

Our ever-faithful Ladybug.

I do not text and drive, let along blog and drive. (Insert safety PSA here) However, I AM sitting in the drivers seat on Interstate 185.  Why, you ask? Well,  it rained today. And side effects of a rainy day in Georgia not only include watered grass, wet pavement, and some rather grumpy attitudes of some, but rain apparently also erases safe driving skills in a majority of people.


But as I drive, er, I mean sit, I have started to think. (Uh-oh.)

Isn’t there something in the bible about giving thanks in all circumstances? Yeah. Pretty sure I’ve read that before. (Perhaps 1 Thessalonians 5:18?)

So, in order to shift my perspective from what could be stressed, annoyed and remarkably impatient, this “live” blog post will now feature my “right now thankful” list.

  • I’m thankful I’m not the one in 10 car pile up wreck.
  • I’m thankful for the ability to sit here and pray for those in the wreck.
  • I’m thankful I have a car to drive.
  • I’m thankful I WILL get home… eventually.
  • I’m thankful I have a home to go home TO.
  • I’m thankful for the rain… in general.
  • I’m thankful for quiet time with God in the car.
  • I’m thankful for a few moments to breathe.
  • I’m thankful God equipped me with patience so I don’t have to be like some of the other reckless drivers who are currently doing illegal to “avoid” waiting.
  • I’m thankful for law enforcement personnel to take care of the situation.
  • I’m thankful for technology that allows me to write this blog in the car while I’m sitting in traffic.
Whew. I feel better. Don’t you?
Next time a wrench (or wreck) gets thrown in your trip (or day) take some time to give thanks. Yes, I said it. Give thanks in ALL circumstances. God has a plan for you. It won’t be backed up. It might take awhile. But you will eventually get “home.” Drive on.

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On the Road Again,


“…give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18

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