June 30, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott

Worth a Try

My reading and viewing list for the past few weeks has been eclectic, weird and without much pattern. In other words, interesting. Reread Forest Church’s excellent book titled — God and Other Famous Liberals. Read another Forrest Church book — … Continue reading

June 20, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott

What? The Hay?

I’ve always had an affinity for hay. When I was in high school, my summer job was “putting up” hay. Farmers would drive to town around noon, pick me up at my house on North Main Street in Salem, Indiana, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott

The Hidden Pathways

You cannot not walk a path. We walk them everyday. We go down the pathway of resentment, anger or bitterness. Or we try a different pathway. Perhaps one of forgiveness. Or letting go. Or maybe even compassion. Regardless of how … Continue reading

June 12, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott

Summer. Afternoon.

Henry James once wrote that the two most beautiful words in the English language are, “Summer Afternoon.” Take a Breath and enjoy a view from Lucy Hill Farm, a little place outside Bloomington, Indiana. Wherever you are. Whatever you are … Continue reading

June 11, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott
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The Gift of a Poem

I’ve given away many poems in the past thirty years. In sermons. In retreats I’ve led. In books I’ve written. I’ve given away poems like Johnny Appleseed walking across the American landscape. I believe in poetry. This past week the … Continue reading

June 5, 2012
by Dr. R. Scott

Good. Morning.

Quiet morning. Sky beginning to lighten. A few birds chirp outside the house. Everything is green. A few splashes of color. White roses. Spindly agapanthus. Slight breeze. One car goes by. A squirrel scampers across the street. On a quiet … Continue reading