Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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While filling up my truck with gas I watched a man purchase five lottery scratch tickets. Ever so hopeful he walked out to his car, pulled a quarter from his pocket and scratched away. One, two, three, four and finally number five. ...

Somewhere in my house my glasses are hiding from me. It is obvious they decided to do this for surely I would never put them anywhere I could not remember. They must be laughing at me as I now walk past them as...

I returned home from Home Depot this evening ready to fix something in my house. I put the box on the kitchen counter and with tools in hand I opened it all ready to go. And what to my wondering eyes did appear but...

Today was one of those days. The amp on the stereo system in my house made a slow fizzling crackling sound through the speakers and died. I went out to go to drive to school and noticed the spot where my wife had...

Thursday evening one of my students was accompanied to class by her husband. Since they were speaking Spanish to each other I bade him “Adios” upon his departure. So much for trying to be polite. I have since learned that “Adios” in...

It was announced today that the average American consumes over 3800 calories a day, which just happens to be almost twice what the average body needs for healthy maintenance. We have not only super-sized our fries we have super-sized ourselves. One of the...

In the 1700’s Grigori Potemkin, a lover of Catherine the Great of Russia, build elaborate facades on the front of hovels when Catherine was on tour in the Ukraine and the Crimea leaving her with the impression the economy was flourishing and the people prospering....

According to Will Durant, the author of the award winning series, “The Story of Civilization,” there have been only 29 years in recorded history when war was not being waged somewhere on earth. Most likely there were wars during those 29 years. We...

For the German philosopher Immanuel Kant the heart of ethical human behavior is as follows, “Act as if the maxim from which you act were to become through your will a universal law.” I must not seek any privilege for myself that I am...

This afternoon I sat in the showroom of a car dealer while waiting for my truck to be repaired. It was a slow day. Four salesmen sat without speaking a word to each other as they peered out the window like hunters in...