Author Archives: Scott Linscott

About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.

Lasting impact in my mother’s memory

It was Monday, April 16 and I was in Oratorio, Guatemala once again at one of my favorite places on Earth. I was with a team of about 20 people serving at the AMG Noah’s Ark Center. Some of the … Continue reading

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Grief sneaks up on you

I’m not liking the surprise grief attacks. Continue reading

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It’s a good day. My Mom is with Jesus.

It’s a good day. My 85 year old mother passed quietly last night, comfortable, at a beautiful hospice facility with people she loved by her side. It was the answer to the prayer she has been praying for several years, … Continue reading

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This is getting old. Immunosuppression sucks

Back in 2011, I said this blog would reflect my transplant journey and would be honest. I like to try to keep things positive but … I am sick again. No, not liver stuff. It’s just regular stuff. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Be the yellow.

“Be the yellow.” I captured this scene on a side street of a Jerusalem market. Why? Because of the yellow. The shop doors and gates were all drab and gray. Dim, florescent lights cast their odd haze on the scratches, … Continue reading

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On top of a mountain?

Last week I climbed a mountain and ended up at about 58 feet above sea level. I was in the Dead Sea region of Israel which is the lowest spot on earth. Do you know the first thing that came … Continue reading

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We have so much

We have so much. We’re rich by world standards but, by American standards, we’re middle class. That boggles my mind. My little girl, Damaris, has a family income of $187 a month. My little girl Tanya’s family lives on just … Continue reading

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CLEAN WATER: I’m still setting goals, big goals.

Clean drinking water for 100 families in Guatemala. Continue reading

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Reminders

At night is when my mind races and my heart pounds when the numbers come back bad. I try to reason, “it’s probably nothing,” but then, the what-ifs come to the surface. Last night I laid in bed chatting with … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty in the Rain

Some people are the “glass half empty” type. Others are “glass half full.”  Me? I try to be happy that I have a glass at all. Even an empty glass has potential. It’s easy to focus on the negatives in … Continue reading

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Approaching 5 years of surviving and thriving

May 7 will mark 5 years since my life-saving liver transplant. I am amazed at all the life I’ve squeezed into five quick years. My grandchildren have to be my greatest blessing, by far. As far as my health is … Continue reading

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Transplant: oils, supplements, drinks

After two messages and three emails this week asking me about cleanses, herbal remedies and oils, I need to be clear about some things. Yes, I had a liver transplant nearly 5 years ago and, yes, I am living healthier … Continue reading

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Dang it! I keep forgetting I’m not normal.

Transplant recipients have no doubt they are different the first year after surgery. Doctors appointments are frequent and blood lab visits are so often that most of us start to think we could draw our own blood at home if … Continue reading

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New Years resolutions are probably useless unless …

Here I am again, fatter than I want to be, spending too much time staring at Facebook, watching too much crappy TV and my workout ethic is at sloth level. And here I am once again on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Linscotts

Merry Christmas! What an amazing year it has been for Robin and me! Since last Christmas our family has grown by two precious grandchildren. Calvin and Emma are such a joy to us and our noisy household is growing yet … Continue reading

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