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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


The earth rotates as God first set it in the sky, The winds are His, He controls whether we live or die, He carves the trees into skeletal versions of themselves, He releases His rain on parched grass and plantings, … Continue reading

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The guy in these pictures has been a part of my life for most of it. He was my high school sweetheart and 58 years ago in September, I married him. A lot has transpired during that time including three … Continue reading

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These wo special fathers left this world much too young, but are not forgotten. My dad was raised by a single mother, along with his three siblings. No one ever speaks about his father, except to say that he abandoned … Continue reading

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This is a rerun of a post I wrote last year on 06/18/21. I don’t always remember to wish my sons=in-law a Happy Fathers Day, but they deserve my gratitude for so many reasons. We have been blessed with two … Continue reading

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Dads are usually good at fixing things.  We often see them tinkering over a broken down lawn mower or under the hood of a car with a handful of tools.  They may not always know what they’re doing, but there … Continue reading

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I know opinions about fatherhood have changed drastically over the past 30 or 40 years and I would like to address that today.  Somehow, maybe as a result of the feminist movement, men have been lowered in value and the role of … Continue reading

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Jesus made a point of using parables (earthly stories with a heavenly meaning) to illustrate His Father’s plan for us in our own lives. In the story of the Prodigal Son, we hear of a man who had two sons. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day will be here in a week and I have a lot to say about dads. So I’m beginning with this one. It’s a rerun from several years ago, but I think it applies today, even more than it … Continue reading

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Each delectable petal weaves and intertwines, Softly in the moonlight where midnight beams and shines, The black of night might hide its glow, but light peeks through each petal, But look beyond the darkness and you’ll soon test its metal. … Continue reading

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As I look back at my movie and television watching days, mine used to be filled with romantic comedy and flashy musicals. Occasionally, I’d watch a western, but war movies were definitelynot on the list. My husband and I now … Continue reading

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Chaos, turbulence, indecisiveness Stilled with One calming voice. Turning rolling seas into calm glass, Raising life from the frozen ground. One voice calls and all creation listens. His voice is in the wind, the rain, the sound of a child’s … Continue reading

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We ‘ve known each other now for 57 years – more than a life time – a gift from God.  When you pledge your life to another it should be taken seriously, but there needs to be tons of laughter … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER My husband, Paul, is an artist. He has been painting since he was 11. He made his career as an art director for several ad agencies and owned his own for 12 … Continue reading

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The word contrition comes from the Latin word, meaning to crush.  What a vivid description of how we should come to the Lord with our burdens.  We should be crushed by the weight.  Even the smallest of our wrongdoings are … Continue reading

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Have you checked yours stats lately? How do you rate in the public eye? How many Facebook or Instagram friends do you have? Have we all grown a little crazy about ourselves with social media and blogging? I have to … Continue reading

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I live in a part of the country known for its extreme weather changes.  Only a month ago, we were experiencing temps in the 50s and 60s.  When you’re a menopausal woman – or just an old woman for that matter … Continue reading

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Why was I born? Why am I living?What do I get? What am I giving?Why do I want a thing, I darent hope for?What can I hope for? I wish I knew.Why do I try to draw you near me?Why … Continue reading

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The old flour mill stands as a fortress, beside the rambling Rum River, An icon, once thriving, once useful – a place where industry grew a small town into a big city, Now inoperative, surrounded by the ruins of yesterday, … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung and summer in the midwest is bound to be tomorrow. We’ve been having a pretty good entrance into the season we all look forward to in Minnesota. I recall summers on the lake and sailing regattas on … Continue reading

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I like the idea of the Swiss Cheese Diet.  If nothing else, everything you eat, would fall right out.  I’ve spent most of my life on a diet.  I didn’t start out fat.  I weighed in at 7 pounds 80 years ago. … Continue reading

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