ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
If trees could talk, I wonder what they’d say. A gnarly, burled, old tree might have a lot to talk about. It’s been part of the forest for a long time. It’s seen plenty of change over its own existence. Many of his friends have been torn and tossed about by the storms of life – cut down to make way for new inhabitants – or decayed and died of old age. Trees go through many of the same things we do and, if they could talk they’d have many tales of good as well as evil – joys and sorrows, – grief, pain, loss – overcoming all odds – goals achieved and so much more. I imagine the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil would have lots of advice about obedience – a word which is slowly fading from our vocabulary.
As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension.
I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog.
I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ.
My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
The Ent in The Lord of The Rings was a lesson in patience and contentment. Being still. Knowing God. Waiting on the Lord. Then, when the time comes, doing as the Lord commands.
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I’ve never read the Lord of the Rings, but recently saw a documentary on Tolkien and was fascinated by his work. I’ll have to put that on my bucket list.
Start with “The Hobbit”. It is a bit more lighthearted, but it sets the stage for the trilogy.
Tolkien invented the fantasy genre, but his work remains distinctly different. He focused on the development of the characters, their trials and struggles. His books presents admirable people with strong moral characters. Curiously, Tolkien says little about God, but He is there.
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