Category Archives: Advent

LIGHTS UP

Oh the weather outside is frightful  . . . well, actually the temperatures are dropping and soon will be in the normal range for this time of year in Minnesota.  There’s some white stuff on the ground, but we were … Continue reading

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FEAR NOT!

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should … Continue reading

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HOPE LIES IN A MANGER

It’s easy to see why we need someone to rescue us from the ugliness which has invaded the world.  Identity theft has run amok – human slavery still exists as children are sold into prostitution – morality is at an all time low –  everything … Continue reading

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MIXED EMOTIONS

This time of the year is packed with a complete bag of mixed feelings.  We can be up one minute and down the next. In all the rush and anticipation, we find ourselves with not enough time, money or ability … Continue reading

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O TANNENBAUM

  POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© In the Garden of Eden You planted two trees, with fruit so divine and sweet. One was given for eating, the other not so, but temptation the soul did defeat. Man had fallen from grandeur to deepest … Continue reading

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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local … Continue reading

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PEACE ON EARTH

The world was a much smaller place than it is today, when Jesus was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem.  In fact a geographer named, Strabo had mapped out as much of it as he possibly could at the time.  There … Continue reading

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FIRST OR LAST?

It seems that every other year, another Star Wars movie comes out, claiming to be the last one. Of course this is one of those classics that will probably will go on to infinity and beyond.  The latest, “The Last … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST STORY EVERY TOLD

One of the things young actors learn about performing is the importance of an audience. In live theater you never know what kind of response you’ll get until it happens and each time it’s performed the audience reaction can be different. … Continue reading

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THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a time?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but at this time of the year we all need to slow down and take a … Continue reading

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