Category Archives: ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS

HE IS THE SOURCE

These dark days of winter swell into an endless swirl of emotions, We can’t seem to pull ourselves out of sadness, depression or anxiety, There is only one way to eliminate those destructive feelings, But how do you harness the … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A PLACE FOR ME

The bridge looks over a seething scene of poverty and loss, Though filled with much there is no hope for life at any cost, The desperate soul seeks recompense and tries to make amends, But there is nothing good enough … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

THE LONG, RUGGED ROAD

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 … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

MORNING GLORY

I don’t know what each day will bring. My future is unknown, To God’s own Son my praises sing. He’s made my life His own, He’s taken on my sins. He took them to the cross, He died for me … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

SHINING BRIGHT

A light streams through resistant clouds.  It brings a glimpse of heaven. As once in darkness bathed in shrouds, it’s filled with hope once given. The light came forth in darkness, so many years ago. And shone upon the Son of … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, He takes our hand and leads, He washes all our … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS, Chistian daily devotions | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

LITTLE TREASURES

When we moved into our new “old” house four years ago, these little treasures went undiscovered for two Christmases. Paul had meticulously carved chunks of wood into these special Santas and I have enjoyed displaying them over the years. We … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

MAKE A STRAIGHT PATH . . .

Life is but a breath in the scheme of things. We take our first inhalation of air and begin a journey. So far we’ve been safely enshrouded within our mother’s womb – Protected from the elements, encased in a familiar … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on MAKE A STRAIGHT PATH . . .

A LOWLY CHILD

A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, An ordinary child was she – a lowly servant girl, Extraordinary things would happen, for her and all the world, … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A LOWLY CHILD

OH, COME, EMMANUEL

The world in pain and trouble lay, temptation all around, But in a lowly feeding trough. a Savior could be found, Born of a virgin, meek and mild and God’s own precious Son, He took on earthly flesh and blood, … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on OH, COME, EMMANUEL

THE KING IS COMING

He was just a little baby, but like no other one,He fussed and cried like babies do, but this was God’s own Son,People came from miles around unto this unknown place,Unlike all other kingly homes, in any time or space. His Mother … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

FAMILY TREE

Twisted and battered, weathered and worn, aged through the ravage of time, Broken and tattered, beaten and torn,  victim of nature’s own crime, Stands straight and tall, defeated yet strong, its outside is scuffed not dead, Inside alive, though things … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on FAMILY TREE

THE FINAL ACT

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on THE FINAL ACT

GOD IS, WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE

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

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

GOD PROVIDES

Fields of gold rolled into a vast expanse of provision, God abundantly cares for every living thing, He sustains those who call upon His name, He cares for those who don’t, He controls our coming and our going, He is … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

THE MIGHTY MOOSE

His powerful muscles are apparent in a body strong enough to carry the weight of his gigantic antlers.  His antlers resemble open hands reaching up to heaven.  As with all of God’s creatures, those six foot wide horns are set upon his head for a purpose. … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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, The forests … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS

Give thanks to the Lord for His creation,In His hands all things came into existence. The trees perfectly designed and crafted to bring shade, comfort, and shelter,The seas in all their majesty, blown into place by His breath,Abundant with life, … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

WINTER SOWING

It’s hard for us to fathom that anything could grow, In cold and frozen ground that’s covered with fresh snow, But not for our Creator God, the maker of all things, The seeds that He has sown right now, will … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

WHAT IF . . .

What if humanity was more like the animal kingdom, Carefree and unconcerned about where to find their next meal, What if we lived in harmony without prejudice, violence, hatred, What if our leaders really cared about those they lead, What if … Continue reading

Posted in ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments