Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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I took the long way to school this morning.  I left a few minutes early so I could poke along and savor the autumn colors.  Opening the car window,  I filled my lungs with the scent of fallen leaves mixed with fallen apples as I passed an already...

While waiting at a traffic signal this morning,  I was suddenly struck in the eye by a sparkling beam of light .  At first I wondered if someone was playing with a laser, but the mystery was easily solved when I looked in the rearview mirror. There was...

The President of the United States receives over 10,000 letters each day.  Virtually all are opened and read by a mail team.   But what if the President is your old college roommate and you wanted send him a reminder of the promise he made to...

She’s a sweet old dog.  It’s taken most all of the eight years since we brought her home to stop being a puppy.  She still gets excited when the doorbell rings but life has changed.  No longer do I have to call her to know...

My mother is in a nursing home near to us.  It is convenient to drop in for a few minutes more than once a day.  Recently she is having trouble remembering things and this can be very specifically correlated to a certain medication.  The medicine...

This morning during a television interview, Ian McKellen, who portrays    Gandalf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien, said, and I cannot remember the exact context because the sentence leaped upon me, “Sometimes a fool’s wisdom is the...

My granddaughters spent the afternoon making gingerbread houses.  Our table was immersed in Graham crackers, pretzel sticks, Gummy Savers, marshmallows, multi-colored Sprinkles and lots of frosting for glue.  But where I asked was the gingerbread?  What a stupid question.  Gingerbread houses are not about gingerbread. ...

The day before the grandchildren arrive is always grocery-shopping day.  I enjoy the cereal aisle.  It’s the fun one.  There are so many different kinds from which to choose. I don’t have a clue about most of them, so I usually go with Fruit Loops. ...

I found a very nice eight-foot stepladder in the middle of my street.  It had obviously fallen off someone’s truck but there was no truck or car in sight.   That evening I called everyone on my street who owned a truck seeking its owner but...

Myrtle was a community novelty.  Her odd ways did not place her on top of community invitation lists for weddings and social events.  Yet she somehow knew when events were occurring and would show up in her very plain dress and with a brown bag...