Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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The graying college professor was watching television—but not really. He was casually interested but not enough to give it his full attention so he pulled a volume of the 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica off the shelf and began to browse. He...

Words are wonderful. These audible and written symbols that enable us to transfer ideas from one person’s mind to another can be wonderful or horrific. Words can heal. Words can wound. Words can restore life. Words can bring death. ...

On the campus was a small crab apple tree. Through all the New England winter storms it had held onto its crop until one late February day. On that day at least 25 robins appeared and feasted. It was beautiful. You...

It is not uncommon to find in old books small pieces of paper filled with nonsense scribbling. What fun it is to find such treasures. Many of us have them tucked away in our books. What precious reminders they are-- reminders...

She was walking down the grocery story aisle talking to no one in particular. “I just hate spending my hard-earned money on food,” she muttered. Now what do you suppose she wanted to spend her hard-earned money on? Eating is rather important....

Don’t you just love a good mystery? Most people do. How about one titled “The Secret of the Missing Suet?” It sounds like a good Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book. Well, in our story it all started when the wire basket suet...

Have you every considered cosmetology as a career? The root of the word cosmetology is the Greek word cosmos meaning “an orderly harmonious whole.” You may remember when the astronomer and physicist Carl Sagan hosted a wonderful television series entitled, “The Cosmos.” ...

Have you ever looked at an 8 ½ x 11 inch piece of plain white paper? A piece of paper like that should be good for lots of things. But what if it had had a tiny red dot near one of the...

At least one player on the Canadian Olympic ice hockey team of 2002 received a gold medal for sitting on the bench the entire game. He never played. He sat and watched the entire game. Furthermore, not one of his teammates was...

The afternoon sun was low behind the grandpa and his grandson. They were enjoying their long shadows on the sidewalk. Both of them were very tall. Jumping in front of grandpa, the little boy noted with great joy that he and grandpa...