Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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In the Education/Psychology department where my wife and I both teach, on a fairly regular basis we select one or two members of our college staff to honor for their faithful service.  As faculty we are very aware we could not do our job if...

Term papers are due in my classes.  Oh you should hear all the excuses  ."It's all done. I just need to dress it up for you so it looks nice."  And on and on they go.   I just shake my head and say, "Okay, slide...

On my way to work this morning I noted a gas station with the lowest price I have seen in years.  I therefore purposed to stop there on my way home.  On my way home I came to a Shell station with that same price so I...

When our son left us this morning to fly back to California, (He's a physical therapist and he came for a week to help his dad, me, recover from knee surgery) he commented on how well he sleeps when he comes here. He sleeps in...

It's frustrating to find oneself waiting an hour or so in an airport and discovering that the airport Internet service costs almost ten dollars for a temporary connection.  Savvy travelers usually can save that expense by wandering about the airport to such places as the...

A couple Canadian baseball teams give the World Series legitimacy. But what can we do about Miss Universe?  How do we justify that name?  It has been a long time since we have seen Miss Mars on the runway.  Considering the nearest extraterrestrial is at a possible minimum...

You would have enjoyed it as much as I did.  This morning at 11:30 a young man came into my room for class to begin.   He took his usual chair and looked around.  Something was wrong.  His usual cronies didn't surround him. It was a...

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...

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...

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...