Category Archives: Advent

METAMORPHOUS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Trees turn into blazing colors, leaves weave tightly on the ground. Tapestry of gold and crimson, clearing way for sight and sound, Soon the barren trees stand empty, lifeless, worn and … Continue reading

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A MOTHER AFFECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF HER HUSBAND

My name is Hephzibah, which means “my delight is in her.”  This same name would be assigned to Zion by the prophet, Isaiah. My husband, Hezekiah, was a great king in the line of Judah.  He was a very just man, … Continue reading

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TAKE A TIME OUT

In my day, a time out required sitting in a corner, facing the wall and thinking about the naughty thing I had done. It followed my bad behavior and a spanking.  It wasn’t really called a time out.  It was referred to as … Continue reading

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PERSISTENT MOTHER

I came from a long line of military men.  My father, Eliam was one of David’s mightiest soldiers.  My grandfather, one of David’s trusted advisors.  It was only natural that I would marry into that lifestyle. I loved my husband, … Continue reading

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AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break … Continue reading

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HOW FAITH SAVED THIS MOTHER

  We knew it was inevitable.  This nation, called Israel had become massive in size and even our walls might not hold them back. We all began to wonder when we saw this mighty populous camping at the base of … Continue reading

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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

“The True Church can never fail.  For it is based upon a rock.” T.S. ELIOT, The Hippopotamus Today I am staying home from church.  The wind chill in Minnesota is currently -26 degrees.  I know that’s a poor excuse for … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS BLAHS, BAH HUMBUGS & BLUES

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!”  Charles Dickens Why … Continue reading

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NECESSARY MOTHER

You’ve undoubtedly heard of my father-in-law, Judah. He was the fourth son of Jacob.  His line would eventually produce the birth of David, the ancestor of the Messiah.  He was one of Joseph’s brothers.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him as well. Quite … Continue reading

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WHAT LOVE IS THIS?

A child is born – it happens every day. But when our Lord, Savior, Messiah, Baby, Jesus, King, Emerged from Mary’s womb, lt was more than extraordinary, God chose to come to us, to live among us, to be human … Continue reading

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