May 16, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Friend.

I lost a dear friend yesterday. Donald Battjes. He was my friend. We had been friends for ten years. Losing a friend, a real friend, is like a small fissure opening up inside your soul. And then it grows larger. … Continue reading

May 15, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Holy. Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is energy! Flowing / Moving / Creating / Transforming / Beautifying / Mystifying / Redeeming / Forgiving / Inspiring / Enlightening / Judging / Lifting / Celebrating / Unifying / Cleansing / Burning / Flying / Floating / Engaging / Inciting / Indwelling / Satisfying . . . Energy! This Sunday at … Continue reading

May 13, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Mother. Sister.

When I think of my mother on Mother’s Day, I think of my sister, and always with profound joy and gratitude. My mother was such a good mom when I was growing up. A little boy could not have asked for … Continue reading

April 26, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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My. Day.

This is just to say that it was a day. I started early in the morning and made a pot of black-eyed peas. Does anyone even know what a black-eyed pea is these days? Onion. Some peppers. Some ham seasoning. … Continue reading

April 20, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Earth. Day. 2018.

As I prepare for a wonderful Earth Day Sunday at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, I offer this poem for your reflection by the great poet W.S. Merwin. I love this poem. I love Merwin’s poetry. Just to see. … Continue reading

April 18, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Barbara. Bush.

I was a fan. A real fan of Barbara Bush. First Lady. Mother. Grandmother. Wife. Friend to many. Matriarch of a family. Philanthropist. Person of faith. I’m Taking a Breath today and thinking of the many reasons why I admired … Continue reading

March 31, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Yet. Not Yet.

Oh how I am ready for Easter tomorrow morning at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Joy. Music. Laughter. Enough fragrance from the flowers to open a perfume factory. We’re all in need of resurrection, and the eternal greening of … Continue reading