Category Archives: Chistian devotions

LABOR

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sounds from the railroad tracks permeate the stillness of night, The hoisting of cars to be transported the next morning, Leaves a lasting impression, Labor never ends on the railroad, A force which … Continue reading

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NO SMALL PARTS

“Remember, there are no small parts, only small actors.” Constantin Stanislavsky Where do you fit in to the scheme of things? I always tell my young performers that each of them is an important piece of the story we are … Continue reading

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LIKE SHIPS PASSING

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© A quiet, steamy morning – the wind not yet ready to hit the sails, An ominous sky of pink tinged clouds hanging low over the still water, Some of the boats stand anchored in the harbor … Continue reading

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HUMILITY

Back in the ’80s, Mac Davis wrote a song called, “Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”  Everyone thought the lyrics were nonsensical, because to be humble means putting yourself on the low end of the totem pole. Being humble in the 21st … Continue reading

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions

So …. Three days until you and I will change the way we live. We will begin another diet – cut down on using electronic devices – spend more quality time with spouse or children – cut out some addictive … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

If every day held fairy tales and happily ever afters, Our lives would soon grow boring. We’d be hanging from the rafters. So God gives us all challenges through every single day To know that He’s beside us in each … Continue reading

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PACK IT UP

For many the Christmas season is over – to be packed away for another year – to be forgotten for another 300 or so days and then revived with the buying of more gifts, more parties, more over-indulgence – to extend … Continue reading

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Do I Matter?

In these days leading up to Christmas, there are many out there suffering greatly with depression and all the hub-bub of the holidays can often add to that. If you feel alone – if you have lost your job – … Continue reading

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Just a baby boy

He was just a little baby boy, but like no other one. He fussed and cried like babies do, but this was God’s own Son. People came to see the King and found Him in a place Unlike all other … Continue reading

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CURTAIN UP!

The curtain now is rising on the greatest story told. Of how the Son of God would come, by prophets once of old. The true and perfect story of God’s love for everyone, Is wrapped in swaddling clothes and is … Continue reading

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NO SMALL PARTS

I have directed a few Christmas pageants in my time and when it comes to casting the shepherds everyone groans.  Shepherds are probably the most unwanted characters in the story.  At this point I usually remind them that there are no … Continue reading

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A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS

An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope was long gone and now she had quietly accepted her fate. This could be … Continue reading

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THE PROPHET HAS FORETOLD . . .

Yesterday was the first day of Advent and the Prophesy candle was lit on the Advent wreath.  If you have young children or if you want to do something special as a family devotion, it would be so rewarding to … Continue reading

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MY GOD AND KING

You are my only King, sweet Jesus, meek and small. You came in deep humility to help me to stand tall. You lift me up, dear, Lord – you lead me in your way And now I praise your holy … Continue reading

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MAKE WAY FOR THE KING

The word Advent is from the Latin words Ad venite – literally means the coming of some one or some thing extremely important.  In Christianity it is the beginning of the season of celebration for the coming of the Lord, … Continue reading

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