Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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Our supermarket has ten checkout lanes.  Yesterday there was only one open with eight people waiting in line.  To add insult to injury there were four employees chatting over at the service counter.  I don’t usually consider myself an activist, but this exceeded my sense...

The immediate flooring inside our front door is dark stone.  The front door faces west.  In the afternoons a small dot of light slowly moves across the stone floor.  Obviously there is a hole in the door.  But it is so tiny it is not...

Yesterday I took my car for its annual state safety and emissions inspection and to my horror discovered our state registration ran out two months ago.  We have been driving illegally.  We were sinners unaware.  Today I got that cared for by standing in a...

The Sermon on the Mount is an amazing revolutionary manifesto.  In Matthew 5 Jesus said: You have heard that one should not murder. Then He said BUT I say even being angry makes one guilty.  He said: You have heard that one must not commit adultery. Then He said:...

The Exchange Club, a community service organization, very early in the twentieth century decided to make aviation safety a focus of their purpose.  Pilots did not yet have radio contact with controllers and getting lost was a fairly common occurrence.  From coast to coast Exchange...

I spotted a watch for sale on Amazon.com.  I didn’t need a watch but this one was really elegant and only cost $8.99 with free shipping.   So in a moment of weakness I thought, “Hey, I can always give it to someone.”  It arrived in...

The mailman just brought me an offer from a large bank offering a great (according to them) deal.  They will pay me 0.90% if I open a money market account.  Humm.  Now let me check that out.  That means if I invest a hundred dollars...

“Well blow me down.”  Popeye did not say, “I is what I is.”  He said, “I yam what I yam.”  My thanks to the many aficionados of classical literature that pointed out my misquoting the world’s most famous sailorman.  Since we are thinking of Popeye,...

We have all heard the expression that a picture is worth a thousand words.  It is also true that a word is worth a thousand pictures.  Think the word flower and our brains can produce pictures of roses, glads, mums, daisies or whatever is our...

  I awoke this morning and moved to a rocking chair on a cabin porch in western Maine.  The rising sun must have been having a difficult time rousing because it was still wearing a blanket of mist rising off one of the world’s most beautiful...