Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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Drooling while I was looking through the glass at all the flavors of Ben & Jerry’s, it occurred to me these two guys will forever be connected by an ampersand.  A lot of people are ampersanded together because their initials are carved together in a...

I came around a corner and discovered a huge 18-wheeler stopped in front of a crosswalk.  It is the law in Massachusetts to stop when a pedestrian wishes to cross at a crosswalk so I too stopped.  We, the trucker and I in my pickup,...

When in Rome one must be sure to visit the Pantheon.  Constructed between the years 118 and 126 it has a wonderful dome with a span of 142 feet and was the largest known dome in the world until 1436.  To support the massive weight...

My newspaper delivery guy wants to get paid each week so he leaves me an envelope to put it out for him.   I don’t mind because it is an easy way to use up the change I accumulate through the week and it somehow gives...

At the close of Mark 1 Jesus healed a leper and told him not to tell anyone.  But the man was barely out of earshot when he exploded with joy and told everyone what Jesus had done for him.  The result of his disobedience made...

It isn’t rare to find inconsistency in psychological research.  One can find a study to support almost any bias; however, there is major consistency in studies seeking to answer the question, “What attracts a man to a woman and visa versa?”   Studies reveal, and this...

Using passwords is nothing new. Armies have used them from the beginning of time.   In Judges 12 men from Gilead took control of the passages across the Jordan River and used the word “Shibboleth” as a password.  They knew the men from Ephraim could not...

A car company could purchase every available advertising minute during the Super Bowl and not sell any cars if the people who already had one spread the word the cars were debris on wheels.  I sometimes wonder if the money we spend on evangelism is...

I was surprised today to hear someone use the phrase “on the up and up” to mean the revenues of a company were increasing. All my life I thought “on the up and up” meant something was “above board,” “honest,” “legal,” or “trustworthy.”...

Being on a college campus each day is delightful, not only because I have a captive audience that has to listen to my views, but because I get to listen in on students who know everything. Just today I sat quietly listening to two...