Category Archives: Art & Poetry by Paul & Kathy Boecher

SUBMISSION

A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl, But God had special plans for her and … Continue reading

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FILL MY HEART WITH GRATITUDE

Each day our hearts should swell with joy, for treasures that we hold, And count the blessings God employs, much greater than pure gold, The gifts within His creation, the untouched land and trees, The waters with deep hydration, the tender, soothing breeze, … Continue reading

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IT IS OUR CHOICE

We cannot change our heritage, or the color of our skin, We can’t determine what we’ll be on the day that life begins, When we are born our souls live too, but we’ve not yet seen our God, Our genes … Continue reading

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STRONGHOLD

“May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!”                    Psalm 104:31-32 ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

  Our morning devotion had to do with Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.” After a night of neighborhood noise and … Continue reading

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WE NEED EACH OTHER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day,Our path is filled with hiccups which toughen up the way,Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision,We struggle through all … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

  Sunlight trickles through slightly skeletal branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops,, Like a scattering of diamonds across the open expanse, As the sun rises to full height, it dispenses all its light and beauty for our pleasure, Each … Continue reading

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WHAT’S INSIDE?

  The Twin Cities of Minnesota was again attacked this weekend with unnecessary crime, killing one and injuring many.  The darkness that is beginning to encase our once lovely pair of cities on the river is turning faster than ever.  … Continue reading

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THEY ALL FALL DOWN

The sassy winds of autumn swirl through wilting trees of gold, The life is being sapped from things including young and old. The brilliance of each final growth is now exposed to rage. We tumble like the leaves on high. … Continue reading

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NIGHT & DAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The crisp mountain air fills sumptuous valleys with a haunting haze,Just enough to mute the colors ever so slightly,Beyond the fog, lies a green pasture where the rest of the day … Continue reading

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SERENITY

Away from the maddening crowds, Deep in the heart of natural things, Lifted to heights unknown, Separated for a time from the chaos, The destruction, The anger, The hatred and blood. There must be a place to hide, There must … Continue reading

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WASHED FROM OUR MINDS

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel,Lay the sons and daughters of that day,In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal,We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray. Freedom … Continue reading

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PHEASANT TAILS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Birds of a feather will flock together, especially when it’s cold, The thermometer reads below zero, and the white stuff gets quite old, They forage and search for corn off the cob, but nary a … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A CHANGE

Signs of autumn are in the air. Leaves are slowly losing their grip and soon will be ready to tumble. Acorns are piling up and seeds of all kinds are nestling into the earth to start the regeneration of life … Continue reading

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

Nestled in the bluffs along a river that borders two states, Buildings from another century dotting the landscape, A peaceful tranquility that escapes the noise of the big city, Seemingly untouched by the darkness of turmoil and strife, Unscathed by the … Continue reading

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REDEEMED FROZEN HEARTS

Light in darkness – sweet redemption – all my sins He melts away,He brings life from deep depression – cradling in His arms each day,In darkest hours I make confession of my guilt. I bare it all,He forgives and grants … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SEASON

The earth rotates as God first set it in the sky, The winds are His, He controls whether we live or die, Painting our world on a majestic canvas, With colors from His endless paint box, He carves the trees … Continue reading

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IN A WORLD . . .

The air chokes with death and the smells of it.Deep in the bowels of the earth, the demons dance for joy,Hatred, twisted minds,Overtly wounded souls disperse the winds of time,Testing of integrity,Questioning,Doubting,Past sins,Guilt,Repentance,Reputations at risk,Life is filled with this,The ugliness … Continue reading

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GOD AT OUR CENTER

We’ve traveled many miles along this thing that we call life, At first two friends we came to be, and then a man and wife, We’ve had our share of ups and downs and sometimes insides out, We’ve argued and … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMER HEAT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A light haze kissed the surface of the steamy water as we set sail that morning.  Sea gulls hung in the air searching for their breakfast.  It seemed too hot to venture out … Continue reading

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