December 24, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott

Christmas. Eve.

So, dear friends, scattered across the country and around the world, today is Christmas Eve and I wish I could offer you something beautiful and profound for your contemplation, but all I can think about are the little things of … Continue reading

April 6, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott

Step. Back.

Grace comes to us in so many different ways. Sometimes things fall into place and we’re pleased and happy and grateful. But sometimes that does not happen. Life becomes complicated. We become confused inside our minds and the way forward … Continue reading

February 29, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott

Dear. Lily.

I lost my dear Lily today. A yellow Labrador Retriever. Full of energy. Outrageously independent. And also a sweet, sweet soul. I had her five years, and she had me too, but health issues became too much for her. A … Continue reading

January 28, 2016
by Dr. R. Scott

A. Dream.

I woke early in the morning with this dream . . . I was in my grandmother’s house, but it had been transformed into a high school locker room. There were friends from my high school there and all the … Continue reading

December 9, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott

Just. A. Dream.

I had a dream last night. In the dream there were two horses. A large, beautiful gray horse. And then a slightly smaller brown horse. There was a large pasture that was being mowed. I could see strips of land … Continue reading

November 28, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott

Birth. Day.

Today is my birthday. Birth. Day. I am grateful for the many people who have contributed to my life. Friends. Family. Parents. Grandparents. Children. Grandchild. Spouse. Dogs. And yes, churches. On this day of my birth I’m aware that every … Continue reading

September 2, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott

Spectacle. Of. Joy.

I’ve performed a lot of weddings over the course of my career. Some of have been stiffly formal. Others, casual and simple. But this past weekend I had the privilege of sharing in a wedding ceremony in Central Park. The … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott

Mixed. Bag.

This is how it works . . . rarely is it perfectly light or completely dark. Utterly good or horribly bad. It’s a mixed bag. I had the experience myself recently. Not one but two colleagues reached out to me … Continue reading