Category Archives: Art & Poetry by Paul & Kathy Boecher

SATURDAY STILLNESS

 Words intertwine through the tapestry of my mind,  As the flying shuttle weaves its way through my thoughts and emotions, Each new thread engages the fabric of my being,  I am pushed, enveloped, integrated, tied in knots at times.  Each … Continue reading

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.  The river was cut by the world’s Great Flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.  On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SOLACE

PEACE IN THE VALLEY Trees absorb the swirling power of a raging creek after a storm, They stand at attention and then bow as they receive a cold splash of refreshment, Branches whisper to each passing droplet, As if speaking a silent prayer … Continue reading

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CALM AFTER THE STORM

The sky declares the glory of the Lord, His power rises in the turmoil of a storm, He stirs the clouds with His little finger, And they obey, Gathering into multitudinous troops, They bow before Him, They join together to fill the … Continue reading

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MONDAY MOTIVATOR

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FIRST & LAST LOVE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© My husband, Paul, studied Northwest Coast Indian Art when he was at the Chicago Institute of Art many years ago. Much of this style has carried into his paintings and sculptures over the … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM NATURE

A seed drops, It burrows and nestles into rich soil, It springs forth with new life, Fragile branches at first, Growing strong with each passing day, Expanding, stretching, embracing the sky, Reaching for the face of its Creator, It bends … Continue reading

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CITY SCAPES

City within a darkened world, has beauty all its own, The wires that lace throughout the space, the litter lying there, The sounds of box cars hooking up, a place where crime is sown, Where homeless search the garbage cans, to find … Continue reading

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE

When life gets tough, we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems too complicated to stay and go the course. We give in to selfish thinking, we give … Continue reading

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A LIGHT THAT SHINES FOR ALL

Our world is filled with sadness – depression all around,Where can we turn for comfort when there’s none,The darkness draws around us – no respite can be found,We search for answers but they never come. The days close in upon … Continue reading

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WASH ALL OF ME

You came to wash my feet, my hands, my heart and soul. You washed me in your Son’s own blood.  You made me clean and whole. From sin’s dark grip you pulled me – from Satan’s hands of steel, Your … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is there to guard my footsteps, leading me to … Continue reading

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TEACH ME TO NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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FORGIVE US THIS DAY

When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throneAnd look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone,Our pain is nothing next to His, our wounds are all but naught.The blood He shed, His torturous death … Continue reading

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WORLD POETRY DAY

Today is World Poetry Day. You will find most of my poetry has to do with my faith in God and all He has accomplished for me and the entire world. My earthly inspiration comes from my husband’s artist hand. … Continue reading

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CUTTING THROUGH THE MUCK

The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day, Our path is full of hiccups to toughen up the way, Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision, We struggle with all daily tasks requiring supervision, The signs that … Continue reading

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WHERE IS GOD?

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BLESSED ASSURANCE

Our voice cries out when troubles come, we close our eyes and pray, The darkest moments will succumb, our minds might tend to stray, Temptation slithers into hearts, deceiving on its way, The lies which cloud our deepest thoughts, can darken any day, Our hope … Continue reading

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THE PASSOVER LAMB

Blood flows from a beaten, smitten corpse, hanging on an instrument of torture. This One not taking life, but giving it through holy, precious blood. That is righteousness, bought and paid for the ugliest and most sinister of us. Complete payment … Continue reading

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STEREOTYPES

A stereotype is defined as an over-simplified or standardized conception of a culture, profession or group.  How often do we categorize people?  For example, everyone knows that cops and donuts go together – right?  The Italian people are all members of the Mafia.  … Continue reading

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