Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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It's frustrating to find oneself waiting an hour or so in an airport and discovering that the airport Internet service costs almost ten dollars for a temporary connection.  Savvy travelers usually can save that expense by wandering about the airport to such places as the...

A couple Canadian baseball teams give the World Series legitimacy. But what can we do about Miss Universe?  How do we justify that name?  It has been a long time since we have seen Miss Mars on the runway.  Considering the nearest extraterrestrial is at a possible minimum...

You would have enjoyed it as much as I did.  This morning at 11:30 a young man came into my room for class to begin.   He took his usual chair and looked around.  Something was wrong.  His usual cronies didn't surround him. It was a...

Perhaps one of the reasons God is so merciful to us is that we did not choose to be here.  We did not choose our parents or the day of our birth. We did not choose to be tall or short, blond or brunette, white or...

When I was a boy the world was so big.  I could not conceive of anything bigger.  However, one day my Dad took me to an airport to see an airplane that flew without a propeller.  It had the giant letters TWA on the tail...

While browsing the musty stacks of a used book store my eye stopped on the spine of a book entitled, Truth for Our Time.   Upon opening it I saw it was published in 1888.  "Could it be," I thought, "that the truth for 1888 is...

He had an interesting barn-like home nestled in the woods.  He was an artist who somehow got along with very little income.  He was the stereotypical starving artist.  I always loved to visit him because we would sit on the porch and rock in his...

I had a few moments yesterday to talk with a Fed-Ex delivery driver. Naturally our conversation turned to the economy and he told me his average day's deliveries are 50% of what they were six months ago, indicating a major economic slowdown.   Afterward I wondered...

Several years ago one of my church members confessed to me, his pastor, that he had committed a crime that was currently being investigated in the small town where we lived.  He told me he had a hard time sleeping because he imagined every sound he heard was...

Daytime television is full of small claims court programs and having never been to a real one I decided this morning to observe a real life small claims court in our little city.  I was sitting toward the front trying to hear every word when I heard the...