Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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I sat down this afternoon with my high school senior year annual.  It has been decades since I cracked it open.  I wasn’t surprised that I could not remember the names and faces of those in the classes below seniors.  We were so important as...

We had some serious wind this morning.  The roar of it moving through the maples and pines totally drowned out all other sounds.  But of greater interest was our resident Sharp-shinned Hawk.  He was hovering above me face into the wind and without a steady...

The card reader on my computer stopped working.  I tried everything my non-nerd brain could think to try.  I rebooted.  I restored my system to an earlier date.  I ran an antiviral program.  I turned it off and waited two minutes before turning it on...

According to Hebrew tradition there are 613 laws in the Torah.  Three hundred and sixty-five, one for each day of the year, are negative (the don’ts) and 248 are positive (the dos).   This does not mean principles were not understood.  In Mark 12 after Jesus...

It must be time for the Oscars because I hear people asking, “Who are you wearing.”  My favorite response was, “J. C. Penney.”  It is a great question to ask any time of the year.  And considering what Paul wrote in Galatians the answer is...

I’m sitting here staring at a blank computer screen unable to think of anything to write about.  My face is illuminated by light from the screen.  There is just nothing there.  Wait a moment.  I have an idea.  According to the Book of Revelation in...

It’s not every day one is cursed by a gypsy.  It wasn’t me.  It was my wife.  I was sitting in a park in St. Petersburg, Russia.  It was a glorious day and my wife had drifted off a way to take a picture when...

One of my graduate students has a 16-year-old student who says he is anxious to start a family.  He is from a home with nine children whose parents do not work.  He wants a child so the government will send him a monthly check just...

Do you have some deep dark secret?  Do you live in fear that someone will find out and tell?  Are you worried that this blight on your character will become common knowledge and you will be socially shamed? I wish I could assure you that...

One of the great mysteries of life is how do we understand our very own minds.  The process of trying to do so is called metacognition or to put it simply, thinking about thinking.  Metacognition enables us to understand our values, where do they come...