Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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My wife was standing in a line at a customer service desk.  There were two people behind the counter.  One woman was helping someone when the other looked up and said, "I'm not ignoring you.  I'm leaving."  I think that is a form of ignoring.  ...

Within the next few days the Massachusetts highway department will need to cut down a beautiful white birch tree that is leaning more and more over the road.  It has not been bowed down by ice or by some boy climbing.   It has just decided...

I watched a very messy nuthatch this evening.   As day was coming to an early ending there was a host of sparrows and squirrels enjoying a rainstorm of birdseed.  I don't know what kind of seed the nuthatch was looking for but he was whipping...

There is a poster on the wall of my office depicting the heroism of Desmond Doss, a non-combatant medic that won the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in WWII.  This morning a young mother with her two little girls were looking at it when...

The worship hour at my church begins with the ringing of the church bell. However, as we waited this past weekend all was silent.  The bell ringer got more than he expected.  Instead of a pleasant vibrant sound filling the sanctuary he got a cascade of...

Don't you hate it when one of your favorite stores closes down?  We had a feed store in town that creaked with old age.  The wooden floors squeaked and groaned as we wandered about wondering about all the interesting farm things.  It wasn't as if...

Late this afternoon over thirty ladies gathered in my home to gift shower a soon to be mom. Sneaking off to the upper portions of the house I sequestered myself in an old rocking chair with a good book.  However, I continued to hear sounds from...

Apparently I inadvertently clicked on the wrong something because suddenly my PC had a little balloon start popping up every few seconds telling me there was a security threat to my computer data.  After a few pops it then opened windows on the screen that...

Do you ever open the refrigerator door and just stare?   You already know what isn't in there because an hour ago you opened it and stared. There was nothing in it then and now it is as if by some miracle something yummy got in...

One of the most misused verses of Scripture is Romans 8:28.  "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God."   Terrible things happen and people often use this verse in the context of the horror being God's will. Unwittingly they imply...