Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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A little seven-year-old granddaughter approached her grandma and invited her to play a game of Twister. Soon they were in an amazing array of positions. Finally when granddaughter fell and grandma was declared the winner, the proud seven-year-old turned to her friend and...

One of the joys of owning an old house is the continual process of repairing aging everything. There is always a broken something that needs attention. One could almost conclude that people who believe in evolution have never lived in an old house....

There was a woodpecker in the house. The back door had been left open and the woodpecker came in. The poor guy was panic-stricken. Madly he flew from room to room banging himself against walls. It was not a pleasant experience....

Presidential elections are intense times. After the election one candidate goes on to be a picture on the walls of classrooms in our schools. The other candidates become footnotes in history. One of the candidates will for a time be the most...

He craved a piece of chocolate, but to his great despair the house was chocolateless. There was no chocolate syrup in the fridge. There were no leftover spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in the back of the freezer. Despondent,...

A flight attendant came down the aisle with the food cart. When she got to one couple she noticed they were both asleep. Many flight attendants would choose not to disturb the sleepers and just pass them by. However, this flight...

Psychologists call them transitional objects. They provide safety and comfort for individuals going through a stressful situation. They are those wonderful tattered, worn teddy bears and blankets that accompany small children through a host of stressful transitions as they learn all about the...

There is a good reason labs are called retrievers. They just cannot resist chasing sticks. The excitement mounts when their masters pick up anything that can be thrown. They bounce up and down with eager anticipation. It is even better if...

Robert Burns said it best. “The best laid plans of mice and men aft go awry.” It was two weeks until Christmas. She had carefully put the charge for her husband’s Christmas present on a credit card they seldom used. She...

We enjoy poetry and prose that best resonates with our inner feelings. Such work draws us to reread or even memorize so we can carry it with us to give words to our inner feelings, longings, desires and anxieties. How often do we...