Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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This evening I suddenly came to my senses as I realized I was in the midst of doing something really stupid.  I called a local pizza parlor to order a medium cheese pizza.  The female voice on the other end of the line said, "I'm...

When I sit down to write, my dog heads for the kitchen wastebasket and soon returns with the largest envelope or some other paper product she can find. Snuggling up to my feet she then proceeds to turn it into a pile of confetti.  Night after night this...

At 3:30 A.M. my dog decided she needed to go outside.  Nice.  When this happens she rarely goes out and comes back quickly but takes the opportunity to absorb every night smell possible.  So I sit and wait.   This time my mind remembered Dagwood Bumstead.   I remembered when...

Have you ever aced a test?  When you got it back with a big 100 written at the top of the first page, it felt so good.  When I was little I used to think that meant I knew it all and didn't need to learn anything...

Surely the first and most important thing a parent must teach their child is obedience.  Obedience saves lives.  Obedience keeps children safe from harm. While doing so one of the most important lessons a parent needs to learn is to make only necessary rules and...

I have some dear friends from California trying to find my house.  The problem is cell phone service. They are within 10 miles but we cannot keep contact so I can guide them here.  We keep losing our connection.  We talk for about 10 seconds in spurts and...

In the Education/Psychology department where my wife and I both teach, on a fairly regular basis we select one or two members of our college staff to honor for their faithful service.  As faculty we are very aware we could not do our job if...

Term papers are due in my classes.  Oh you should hear all the excuses  ."It's all done. I just need to dress it up for you so it looks nice."  And on and on they go.   I just shake my head and say, "Okay, slide...

On my way to work this morning I noted a gas station with the lowest price I have seen in years.  I therefore purposed to stop there on my way home.  On my way home I came to a Shell station with that same price so I...

When our son left us this morning to fly back to California, (He's a physical therapist and he came for a week to help his dad, me, recover from knee surgery) he commented on how well he sleeps when he comes here. He sleeps in...