From Left - Rodrigo, Teresa, Joni, Claudio, Jackson, Luis, Bernardo The most wonderful aspect of my recent trip to Portugal was the people. Starting with my team of John Kelso, Scott Wilkins and Jackson Crate; I could not have picked a better group of men to go on a mission trip with. Each one has … Continue reading New Friends!
I have actually known very few Scott's over the years and is one of the reasons I've always loved my name. For this trip however, I was serving alongside Scott Wilkins. During our trip over to Portugal, John was always having to clarify himself as to which of us Scott's he was talking to when … Continue reading Call me UpScott
As our team boarded our first flight of what would be a 20 hour journey to Lisbon, Portugal, we did so as strangers. John was our common denominator along with the fact that we had all answered the call to serve in coaching American Football to the incredible children of Portugal. Most of our time … Continue reading New Day, New Country
The hope is that my visit last week to Lisbon, Portugal will become a marker in my life that I am able to reflect back on as a changing point in my life. We all have those moments in life that take place and at the time, seem life changing and we intend to change … Continue reading Here’s to New Chapters
I think I've reached that time in life that seems to happen to individuals who are usually in their 60's, 70's or later. You know, when they reach that age where they don't care what they say or how they say it. In some cases, they really don't care if it hurts your feelings or not, they … Continue reading A Story
I wonder how many people woke up this morning and decided that today would be a day to hate other people. To purposefully seek out opportunities where they might have the opportunity to hurt others; either by word or action. My hope would be that no one would intentionally start their day in this manner … Continue reading Life Lesson Series – Choose to Love
I originally posted this back in December but thought it was worth a re-post for this series. This is one life lesson that is very much a learned skill and discipline. Ask yourself, How often do you truly listen to the world around you? When in conversation how often do you truly engage the person … Continue reading Life Lesson Series – Listening
I ended the last post saying that Love was another component to serving others. I have not always had a desire to serve others. Actually, for most of my life, my desire was to see how I could get others to serve me. Ok, that was a little sobering to actually type out but being … Continue reading Life Lesson Series – serving continued
An incredible game took place Monday night between the Auburn Tigers and Florida State Seminoles has they battled for the BCS National Championship. By and large, last night's game was a perfect picture of everything that is right with college football and why we as a nation, love it so much. Yet, even in the … Continue reading All about Me
The longer I live the more I find myself asking the question...Why? Why do Cub fans get excited every spring and think that yes, finally, this is their year? Why is it that the things that taste the best are the worst for you and vice versa? Why is Taylor Swift nominated for best female … Continue reading Why bother?