Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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I just finished reading an article in the New York magazine about an actress regarded as being critic proof.  I wondered if that meant she was so good no one would dare criticize her or if it meant she was able to not pay attention...

This has been a weekend of transitioning my email from Verizon to Gmail.  It seems that I have been sending the devotionals to too many people.  Gmail is more generous and allows a bigger email list.  One of the issues is setting defaults to make...

I do not want to diminish the value of truth.  Without truth we wallow in false ideas resulting in confusion and disorientation.  Truth gives us a foundation for unity and purpose.  Truth gives us a burden of light to tell the world.  But without character...

It is often said, “The best revenge is to live well.”   You would be a very unusual person if you lived your whole life without having someone really not like you.  The best way to handle it is to prosper and be happy.   Proverbs 25:22...

Because I was sitting on the platform in church this weekend I was able to carefully look at the faces of the assembled worshippers.  I am so glad we are not like birds, where individuals within a species all look alike.  (At least to me.) ...

The postman brought us a National Geographic Expeditions catalog this morning.  It is 142 pages of enticement.  Now if only the postman would bring me the resources to utilize this colorful bait to travel the world.  If you can name it there seems to be...

The human mind is amazing.  We store all manner of events and conversations only to have them come flooding back with the right stimulus.   This evening I noticed a full page Citicard advertisement in a magazine with the message, “You didn’t come this far to...

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is an ode to the glory of God’s law.  Verse 1, “Blessed are those who walk according to God’s law.”  Verse 99 – 103, “Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies....

Tonight I am watching my woods fill up with snow.  My dog does not think it strange for me to stand here.  And I have no promises to keep before I sleep.  Sorry Robert Frost.  I could not resist.  But like Frost I am filled...

Have you ever looked at a tomato?  I mean really look at a fully ripe, lush, shiny red tomato.  Sitting in the sun it is a thing of beauty.  When I was a boy someone told me in ancient times people thought tomatoes were poisonous. ...