“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk,” was stated by one of America’s greatest inventors. He was a stately man, who wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and dig into solving various kinds of problems through his inventive mind. He numbered most of his friends as those who wore overalls and spent the majority of their lives doing hard labor. The man was Thomas Edison and he was born on this day in 1847.

Almost 100 years later, in 1942, another man made his way into the world, with the same kind of inventive spirit and what became a stellar work ethic while still possessing a genuine concern for his fellow man. He has grown into the man he is today by looking at every pile of junk as an opportunity to make something amazing.

He has been a steadfast student of God’s Word and now in his later years, He’s able to draw on that wisdom in times of trial, disappointment, fear, hope and delight.  He has been a fine example to his children, to his friends, to his church and especially to me.  He’s the one who showed me God’s true grace.

He is the man I fell in love with and spent the majority of my life growing to appreciate and be thankful for. Happy birthday, Paul Boecher. May we have many more years together sharing the blessings God continues to give us day by day.


About atimetoshare.me

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.
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  1. ken riddles says:

    Many congratulations – please pass them on to a fellow artist and brother. 😎

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  2. Happy Birthday Paul Boecher! God bless you both. ❤❤

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  3. Happy Birthday Paul! Your bride’s Words are filled with well-deserved love. God’s peace to both of you.

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  4. Happy birthday to Paul!!! And may he bless the world with many more.

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