Safe Driving

We were headed to midtown on a Saturday morning. In front of us was a lady who evidently thought applying her make-up and fixing her hair while attempting to drive her car was an efficient use of her time. People do things like that all the time – personal hygiene (the guy brushing his teeth is a little gross), eating, drinking, talking, texting, dressing, picking their … well, you get the idea.

We seem to lose all common sense behind the wheel. We have an overblown opinion of our driving skills. Dave Barry once wrote: “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”

There are some things to consider:

  1. If your child asks your wife, “Will God let dad into heaven if He hears dad’s driving words?” it might be time to watch your language.
  2. If you have a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker on your car, remember that you have a “Honk if you love Jesus” bumper sticker on your car.
  3. You know what you think of every other driver; ever wonder what they think of you?
  4. I wish they made an electronic magnetic pulse device I could use on those people whose cars/trucks vibrate from loud music. I don’t want to hurt them; I just want to destroy their stereos.


Be safe out there. Being behind the wheel is a big responsibility. You’re in charge, as long as you listen to your wife as to how you should drive.

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About Mark Wilbanks

Dr. Wilbanks became Wieuca’s fifth senior pastor in February of 2012. Mark’s father, Oliver Wilbanks, served as Associate Pastor here from 1966 to 1982. Wieuca had a tremendous influence in shaping Mark’s call to ministry during his teenage and young adult years. A graduate of both Southern and New Orleans Baptist Theological seminaries, Mark has served churches in Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia. He pastored Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 17 years and Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida for ten years. He and his wife, Kim, were married in 1979 and have two sons, Andy and Jordan. Andy is married to Lindsay and they have a son, Cade, a daughter, Ruthie, and welcomed their third child, Samuel, in October.

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