Jun 21, 2021
In this special Father's Day episode, LDF host Dan Wotherspoon
interviews his dad, Jim. James Richard Wotherspoon has lived a
remarkable life. Born blind (as was his brother, Robert), Jim
has achieved quite a lot in his 87-plus years. He became one
of the first (if not the first) blind person to earn the rank of
Eagle scout. He and his brother both mainstreamed at Berkeley High
School, where he excelled in his courses, as well as music and
chess. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley
where he earned his doctorate in history (as well as met his wife,
Beverly, and started a family). They then all moved to Sacramento,
California, where he taught history at American River College for
In addition to his life triumphs, he faced many setbacks as well, including a heartbreaking divorce and reactions from church leaders, ultimately staying away from activity for 35 years. He is fully back and involved now, and most impressive of all is his attitude and the spirit of grace and forgiveness that radiate from him.
You'll be glad you listened in!