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Life: have you tried turning it off and on?
Reboot. It’s the first word used by technology nerds in answer to a multitude of questions: “Why is my phone doing …?” “Why is my TV not …?” “Why is my computer so …?” “Why is my toaster …?” Have … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, change, depression, discouragement, exercise, Find God Tagged direction, faith, healing, health, it is well with my soul, life after transplant, liver transplant, priorities, recovery, Scott Linscott, seven habits, transplant, transplant recovery, tyranny of the urgent Leave a comment
Christmas is under attack. Maybe it should be.
Christmas is in big trouble. Businesses put up holiday trees, school kids can’t sing classic Christmas hymns, snowflakes are being pulled in favor of blank, red cups and nativity scenes are being attacked, stolen and defaced. Christmas is under attack! … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Christmas, Find God Tagged Christmas, keep Christ in Christmas, Starbuck's cup 5 Comments
How do you handle gut-wrenching, suffocating, consuming weight?
My transplant experience gave me a gift that, today, I would like to return. Usually, I’m thankful for it, but recently it has grown so heavy that I feel like it is breaking me. I’ve been watching My 600 Pound … Continue reading
How is your eyesight? Your hearing? What do you see? What do you hear?
Have you ever sat and listened to the birds? I mean, really listened, not just, “woah, listen to those birds.” This afternoon I sat and listened. That’s not like me. Or, at least, it’s not like the me I used … Continue reading
Posted in change, Find God, Liver disease, relationship, religion, transplant, transplant recovery Tagged appreciating beauty, bear with one another, bird calls, bird watching, brandon heath, Christian, compassion, direction, eyes of Jesus, faith, focus, gospel, love your neighbor, ministry, new perspective, prayer, purpose, quiet, transplant Leave a comment
Where do you find peace? Where do you soak it in?
Think of a favorite place; a place where you feel peace saturate your soul. Do you have such a place? I have friends who will think of the vast view at the top of a mountain trail while others will … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, depression, discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Find God, hope, Liver disease, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, finding peace, helping a friend with chronic illness, hope, Liver disease, liver transplant, NASH, organ donation, transplant 2 Comments
Life is full of ironies. This one gives me chills.
Well, ain’t that ironic? Some ironies make me tilt my head. Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? Why do they call them apartments when they are so close together? Shouldn’t they be closements? Iceland is green and … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Find God, hope, Jesus, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged chronic illness, cirrhosis, Donate Life, Facing death, faith, gospel, healing, health, help, hope, inspirational story, ironic, ironies, irony, Liver disease, liver transplant, Motivation, organ donation, Rotary, speaker, transplant 4 Comments
I saw God on the corner this morning.
I have a cold. Yeah, so what, who doesn’t? Yesterday I realized I also have a new label slapped on my back as I heard myself tell someone, “I’m immunosuppressed.” I never thought that would be part of my introductions. … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, chronic illness, community, Find God Tagged beautiful, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, faith, fear, finding God, healing, hope, leaves, Liver disease, liver transplant, Maine foliage, orange, organ donation, perspective, red, shared life, thankful, transplant, yellow 2 Comments
You are so pushy! Thank you.
Do you remember back almost about a year ago? One of the first fundraisers to help with my transplant was a rubber bracelet that said “P U S H.” It was an acronym for “pray until something happens” or some … Continue reading
Posted in discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Find God, Jesus, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, pain Tagged bear with one another, bracelet, cancer community center, Christian, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, direction, family, fight back festival, healing, help, hope, Jake Groom, Lahey Clinic, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, love your liver, NASH, never quit, organ donation, Pineland, PUSH, quitting, transplant 4 Comments
When death ruins your day…
When do you feel most inadequate? I mean, what situations leave you stumbling for words or standing silently with absolutely no idea what to do? For me, it happens during one of life’s largest privileges. During the painful privilege of a … Continue reading
Posted in community, depression, discouragement, facing death, Find God, hopeless, Jesus, love, ministry, pain, relationship, religion Tagged bear with one another, coping with loss, death, faith, fear, friendship, healing, hope, love, neighbor, relationship, shared life, tears 1 Comment
My friend AJ could sell an ice cube to an Eskimo. He’s a people person with an enthusiasm and positive attitude that will not quit. It’s like he has a magnet inside him that makes you want to be around him. … Continue reading
It’s not just me
I share the following from one of my readers who is writing his own story in the face of suffering… God bless you Scott. I totally agree with you. I went through a very debilitating illness myself two years ago. … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, chronic illness, depression, discouragement, Find God, hopeless, Jesus, ministry, pain Tagged depression, following Jesus, suffering 3 Comments
I can face tomorrow
My reader and now online friend, Kathleen Heseltine, sent me this hymn excerpt tonight in a Facebook message. She has been a consistent encouragement to me during this transplant journey of mine. As soon as I started reading these familiar … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, chronic illness, discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, Find God, Jesus Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, direction, faith, fear, healing, help, hymn, NASH, transplant 3 Comments
Does God send pain and disease to get his jollies?
Face it. Some days kinda suck. It’s the reality of life. I think without some sucky days that we would not appreciate the good days as much. I think I’m really going to appreciate tomorrow because today? Not so much. I’m … Continue reading
Hi everyone. Don’t see a more in-depth post from my sister glory that may be coming later. I wanted to be sure to let all you people who read my blog have a little bit of an update. Wow, it’s … Continue reading
Cribbage, wheezes, new hat and, oh yeah, A TRANSPLANT DATE!
Picture this, on one side of an antique trunk sits an 80 year old Korean War vet who is a whiz with numbers. On the other side sits someone whom you are sure is a pregnant man with his giant … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Find God, hope, Jesus, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Uncategorized Tagged bear with one another, chronic illness, cirrhosis, direction, faith, fear, focus, give life, help, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, living donor, NASH, organ donation, surgery, transplant 7 Comments