Oskar tried to make a fortune of the war. As an industrialist, he had the manufacturing capabilities to supply his nation with ammunition. He succeeded in obtaining government contracts for production yet became disillusioned by the atrocities of his government in their genocide of a certain segment of society. Upon this discovery, Oskar hatched a … Continue reading MORE? Could I do More?
Frank called me every week, usually on Mondays and Thursdays. This day, the conversation started with, “Scott, why do all the people who don’t go to church or care about God have nicer things than me?” I was barely 30 and Frank was over 40. I was still “wet behind the ears” as Nanny would say … Continue reading Why Do Bad People Have it So Good?
Maybe you hurt someone. Maybe not maybe, you have hurt someone. Someone you love. You said something you should not have, or you did not say what you should have. You did not do what needed to be done, or you did something you should not have done. You were not thinking correctly, or you … Continue reading Please Forgive
Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. I beg you to take time to pray during the day today. In fact, take that time right now. I’ll give you a moment of silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dear God and Father, This … Continue reading National Day of Prayer
How Do You Hear Love? How do you tell others you love them? How do you know when someone loves you? These are basic questions and according to Dr. Gray Chapman vary from person to person. I recommend you read his book Five Love Languages. Sometimes people in a relationship do not feel loved not … Continue reading Do You Know Love?
“Ye'll tak’ the high road and I'll tak’ the low road and I’ll be in Scotland a’fore ye . . .” Many think that song is about a Scotsman who was headed to the Battle of Culloden on April 16, 1746 and did not expect to come home. This was the battle when English loyalist troops … Continue reading Which Road Will We Take?
I first wrote and published this poem in 2011 and every once in a while someone will asked for a copy or for me to repost it. A recent conversation concluded with a suggestion to repost this one more time. OMG! © Scott McCown March 7, 2011 "Oh my God," the psalmist declares, Composing praise … Continue reading OMG! by Request
You realize you locked your keys in the car, panic sets it, you are going to be late, how could you have done this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but then you notice a window is rolled … Continue reading Relieving the Stress
In Western Civilization, specifically the United States, we live in an age of consumerism. Take a walk down a grocery aisle and look at the choices we have. Let’s just start with tomatoes. You have a choice between grape, cherry, Roma, Heirloom, Big Boys and more, then with each of the varieties you have vine-ripened, … Continue reading So. Many. Choices!
We were in a grocery store when another customer dropped a bag of chips. Looking down at the chips, he took his right foot and kicked the bag partway under the shelves and grabbed another bag for his shopping cart. A few days later, I was in a super-store and noticed a spill. Someone had … Continue reading Indifference is Dangerous