Life can be but a mere whisper or it can be a consuming fire.
The way we approach it will define who we are and where we’re going.
If we go through life without any focus,
If we don’t set goals or make wise decisions,
If we try to accomplish anything alone – we are bound to stumble.
If we use each moment with purpose,
If we wake each day knowing that Jesus is our partner,
If we light the world with our enthusiasm,
We will turn that fire into a raging blaze.
Our spirit will soar on wings of eagles.
We will succeed in ways we never imagined.
Trust in the Lord always and lean not on your own understanding.


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
This entry was posted in Art & Poetry by Paul & Kathy Boecher, Christian devotion and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Love it Sis. I love poetry!! I’ll probably be by tomorrow in the morning to reblog this if you don’t mind!👍💗😇

    Liked by 1 person

  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Happy belated Mother’s Day, sweet Kathy. This poem is touching. I have a plaque that says, “Lean not on your own understanding.” You’re so wise about focus and goals–all made with God at the center. And this painting is one of my favorites. I’m all about the bubbling creeks and rivers. The first words I thought of when I saw it, before reading your poem were, “it is well with my soul.” I’m slowly getting better. My cough is terrible. I’ve coughed so much my ribs hurt. I’m waiting to hear from the nurse today about getting some possible help! Other than that, and still not much appetite, smell, taste, I think I’m getting better. I have a busy week lined up so prayers are always appreciated! I love you and hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day. Both of you please stay safe and healthy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • says:

      I will continue to keep you on my prayers. I was surprised that I never got a cough when I got Covid because I have asthma. I did
      Lose my sense of taste and smell and thus lost 20 pounds – which have all returned with a few more. Get well soon. God has adventures waiting for you’

      Liked by 1 person

      • K.L. Hale says:

        Thank you, sweet Kathy. I appreciate your prayers and support more than you know! I was surprised at the cough. I NEVER had it until the last of the virus. Such a crazy thing! 💛

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Amen. Just as Paul’s painting reminds us of creation’s flowing waters, your verses carry the eternal message of trusting our righteous, faithful Father. Blessings to both of you.

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.