Roger Bothwell | Devotional
1268
blog,paged,paged-17,woocommerce-no-js,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,columns-3,qode-theme-ver-17.2,qode-theme-bridge,disabled_footer_bottom,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.6,vc_responsive

Using passwords is nothing new. Armies have used them from the beginning of time.   In Judges 12 men from Gilead took control of the passages across the Jordan River and used the word “Shibboleth” as a password.  They knew the men from Ephraim could not...

A car company could purchase every available advertising minute during the Super Bowl and not sell any cars if the people who already had one spread the word the cars were debris on wheels.  I sometimes wonder if the money we spend on evangelism is...

I was surprised today to hear someone use the phrase “on the up and up” to mean the revenues of a company were increasing. All my life I thought “on the up and up” meant something was “above board,” “honest,” “legal,” or “trustworthy.”...

Being on a college campus each day is delightful, not only because I have a captive audience that has to listen to my views, but because I get to listen in on students who know everything. Just today I sat quietly listening to two...

It was a beautiful silk red tie covered with black labs. I don’t usually buy neckties. I wait for someone to give them to me but this one really spoke to me. I just had to have it. Today I wore...

Not long ago I became extremely frustrated with a colleague who I thought was being extremely narrow minded and reaching way beyond his authority. When I confronted him I shocked myself by saying something to him about him. It was not something I...

While walking in my yard last evening, noisily pushing and crunching fallen oak leaves with my well worn tennis shoes, I was basking in the moon created shadows when suddenly, just for a moment, a chilling cold wind moved across my face. It was...

I should have known not to eat a peanut butter and pickle sandwich just after putting on a clean pair of khakis. It’s the dog. There is no way I can sneak a sandwich. As soon as I open the peanut butter...

In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1 on a five-year mission. Just now, 26 years later Voyager has reached the outer limit of our Solar System. Part of its cargo is a golden record with a greeting to any extra-terrestrial who might intercept...

It is fascinating that one can diligently search the entire Old Testament and never once find anyone addressing God as “Father” yet Jesus urges us to do so. Jesus said, “When you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut the door, pray...