Category Archives: art

THE MOUNTAINS DECLARE YOUR GLORY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Cutting through the depths of granite, crushing stone along the way, Even though our God has planned it, it still takes our breath away, Mountains high and surface rugged, deep crevasses cut … Continue reading

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THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

When you’ve hit the bottom of that dark and lonely road, When you’re mind is troubled and your ready to explode, When the days seem endless and the nights are oh so long, When you can’t tell the difference between what’s … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN SUNRISE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Enshrouded by the dark of night, majestic mountains stand upright, Protecting all that lays below, defending it from ice and snow, Though winds will swirl and rain may fall, they stand with purpose … Continue reading

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WHERE CAN I GO …

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The mountains might become a refuge, a hiding place, a fortress, Or they could be a place to get lost, To retreat, To blend in. When you try to hide from God, where … Continue reading

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Clouds ripple across brilliant orange skies, Gigantic cumulus tower over the others with majesty and power, Below them a gathering of tiny puffs  resembling a flock of reluctant sheep, They herd up as if … Continue reading

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CATCH OF THE DAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Hugging the shoreline with anchor full stay, Watching the sunrise on this perfect day, Reflections of light dance wildly around, Slapping the water not making a sound.   You throw in your line, … Continue reading

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HAUNTING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A ship through swirly water glides, no rest upon its deck, For this old craft of yesteryear is nothing but a wreck, Its crew has long since passed away, its captain is gone … Continue reading

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JUST THE TWO OF US

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Two lives mingle into one, Of one mind, One spirit, One body, Tempted at times by distractions, Yet always returning to each other, God watches over these creatures, As He sustains us … Continue reading

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CLOSE CALLS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like ships that pass upon the open waters, We sail through life effortlessly, or so it seems, Under the surface there are tangles and weeds that strangle, Above, prevailing winds determine the journey, … Continue reading

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TO MOMS EVERYWHERE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There are days when you grow weary, when your back will hold no more When your eyes grow sad and teary, and you run for the back door, Your dreams of sleeping in … Continue reading

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PULL ANCHOR – RAISE THE SAILS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Morning air, crisp – fresh –  invigorating, Sun dapples the still water with sparkling, glittering diamonds, Soon the solitude is broken, as sails are released from their sleep, As the sound of starched, … Continue reading

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BIG MUDDY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The muddy waters are stirred by the giant paddle wheel, Steam pours from the smoke stack, The craft easily cuts through the river, Gliding, coasting, dancing across the glasslike surface, Encroaching on … Continue reading

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A LESSON IN PATIENCE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Gliding through the morning waters, watching as the sun breaks through, All alone as diamonds glisten, dancing in the morning dew, Slicing through the still clear water, searching for the perfect place, … Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Weary of the noise of media attention, Exhausted by virtuous and often untrue claims, Troubled hearts cling to greater intervention, Longing for refreshment from the flames, Looking up is what we need for our salvation, … Continue reading

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AN ANCIENT CRAFT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Today we start a series of boats. The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance even though paint was chipped and faded – the bough battered slightly from constant pushing against … Continue reading

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GOD’S PROVISION

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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, … Continue reading

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MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I once in poverty did lay, my heart was full of need, You came and took my sins away and now I’m rich indeed, You gave your richest treasure – your one and … Continue reading

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THE OLD FEED MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It stood like a sentry, so tall and so bold, It’s troubled by time and it’s now growing old, But still it stands faithful to those that it serves, Tradition from years … Continue reading

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HANDS OF TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Time pulls us away from the beauty around us. We’re in a race to beat the clock. Each day becomes a battle field between our time here , And hope of eternity somewhere … Continue reading

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TURN TO ME

Here is another view of the round barn that lives close to us.  Paul loves this barn because of its unique shape.  It’s been preserved as a sort of landmark in the midst of a residential area and close to … Continue reading

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