Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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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...

This evening my wife and I were the only customers in a small sandwich shop when a mom, a little girl and her little brother came in to pick up a pizza.  The little guy said to his sister, “Let’s look for money.” They began...

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting by myself in a McDonald’s in Times Square, New York City when I was approached by a man in a NYC fireman’s uniform.  He said, “Will you watch my bag for me while I get my food.  It’s heavy.”  Fire...

On my way home from class this evening I saw an amazing sight.  It was a full drama that happened in an instant.  Just before a moth smashed into my windshield, a bat, like lightning, shot straight at me, snagged the moth and swooped up...

I’m sure you have noticed by now that the common response to “Thank you” has become “No problem” instead of “You’re welcome.”  It’s an interesting morphing of language indicating that your request did not inconvenience me.  But sometimes it doesn’t work.  When I think about...

It was Friday before Labor Day 1948.  We went to Kresge’s Five and Dime. Tuesday I was going to first grade and I needed a pencil box.  Every scholar needed a pencil box.  We found one with a wooden ruler, an eraser, a little square...

There’s a big shoe ad in the back of the current Popular Science magazine.  We are talking about really big shoes.  One can get size 20 EEE-EEEEEE.   That is really big.  I have never seen anyone with feet that big.  Do you remember the old...