Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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Perhaps one of the reasons God is so merciful to us is that we did not choose to be here.  We did not choose our parents or the day of our birth. We did not choose to be tall or short, blond or brunette, white or black. We...

When I was a boy the world was so big.  I could not conceive of anything bigger.  However, one day my Dad took me to an airport to see an airplane that flew without a propeller.  It had the giant letters TWA on the tail and it flew...

While browsing the musty stacks of a used book store my eye stopped on the spine of a book entitled, Truth for Our Time.   Upon opening it I saw it was published in 1888.  "Could it be," I thought, "that the truth for 1888 is different than the...

He had an interesting barn-like home nestled in the woods.  He was an artist who somehow got along with very little income.  He was the stereotypical starving artist.  I always loved to visit him because we would sit on the porch and rock in his chair to the...

I had a few moments yesterday to talk with a Fed-Ex delivery driver. Naturally our conversation turned to the economy and he told me his average day's deliveries are 50% of what they were six months ago, indicating a major economic slowdown.   Afterward I wondered if we could...

Several years ago one of my church members confessed to me, his pastor, that he had committed a crime that was currently being investigated in the small town where we lived.  He told me he had a hard time sleeping because he imagined every sound he heard was...

Daytime television is full of small claims court programs and having never been to a real one I decided this morning to observe a real life small claims court in our little city.  I was sitting toward the front trying to hear every word when I heard the...

I took the long way to school this morning.  I left a few minutes early so I could poke along and savor the autumn colors.  Opening the car window,  I filled my lungs with the scent of fallen leaves mixed with fallen apples as I passed an already...

While waiting at a traffic signal this morning,  I was suddenly struck in the eye by a sparkling beam of light .  At first I wondered if someone was playing with a laser, but the mystery was easily solved when I looked in the rearview mirror. There was...

The President of the United States receives over 10,000 letters each day.  Virtually all are opened and read by a mail team.   But what if the President is your old college roommate and you wanted send him a reminder of the promise he made to...