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SHARING A LIFETIME

We had our picture taken for the church directory this year and I happened upon this old one of us, circa 1965.  Look at the abundance of hair and youthful expression!  I think we both still hold some of that … Continue reading

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NEW DAY

When I went to bed last night, I didn’t think about the possibility of not waking up, but when you get to be my age, the odds of that happening become more likely.  When we’re children we pray, “Now I … Continue reading

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TAKE A TIME OUT

In my day, a time out required sitting in a corner, facing the wall and thinking about the naughty thing I had done. It followed my bad behavior and a spanking.  It wasn’t really called a time out.  It was referred to as … Continue reading

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JUDGMENT IS COMING

Judgment Day is coming! It will be a day when every skeleton falls out of our proverbial closet; a day when all our secrets sins will be revealed; a day of fear and trembling – if we are not in … Continue reading

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NO FEAR

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER 1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because … Continue reading

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A LITTLE REFORMATION HUMOR

A Reformation meme from Pastor Lammi.St Paul Lutheran Church, Dog Leg Road, Dayton OH    

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KEEP GOING

We all experience our own hell as we walk through life.  Some days are worse than others – some are completely free of it – while others hold absolutely no relief.  Winston Churchill spoke these words when in the midst … Continue reading

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WIN, WIN SITUATION

Everyday, as I read my fellow bloggers’ post, I’m amazed at the positive attitudes of most of them.  It makes me wonder if they ever have  a bad day – a time when nothing seems to go right or a day … Continue reading

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THE GOOD WIFE

  Today I was going to write about Job’s exhortation accepting the bad things that happen along with the good.  When confronted by his wife to denounce God, he said, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. … Continue reading

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INTRICATE DESIGN

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Our world is full of such amazing design.  How could anyone ever imagine that it’s not created by One who has complete knowledge of every aspect of its conception.  Each geometric shape, each perfect … Continue reading

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NICODEMUS

A member of the ruling council of the Sanhedrin, he was well versed in the scriptures and believed in the God of his fathers.  He knew a Messiah was promised to save his people, but Jesus didn’t seem to be what … Continue reading

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FORGET THE PAST …

I’ve been blessed with the ability to forget most of the yucky stuff that’s happened in my life.  I believe that God allows me to forget so I can move forward.  If I weren’t able to do that, I’m sure I’d … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Last night the children of our Christian Day School, grades preschool -8 raised their sweet voices, sharing the most precious gift of the Christmas season – the birthday of the Savior.  Special lights in the gym glowed upon stars dangling … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But in the brave hearts smitten to take away … Continue reading

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ETERNAL GLORY

   I am outwardly wasting away.  It’s also known as growing old.  My body sags, my skin has become withered, my senses are duller and so is my memory.  I find myself going from one room to another with purpose, … Continue reading

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RIDING THROUGH THE SHADOW OF DEATH

   Last night, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river to the north side of town.  The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun.  Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in a … Continue reading

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BITING MY TONGUE … AGAIN

I know I’m going to regret writing this, but there is no doubt where I stand with our current administration and it’s difficult to be quiet when our nation is sliding deeply into the toilet. Our world standing as a … Continue reading

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IS AGING ONLY FOR FINE WINE AND GREAT CHEESE?

The idea of growing old never occurred to me until I became part of the silver haired generation.  It still doesn’t hold much interest.  In fact I’m trying to avoid it completely.  Age isn’t particularly where anyone in our society wants to … Continue reading

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SHUT DE DO, KEEP OUT DE DEBIL!

The devil is accustomed to using our shortcomings to weaken our faith. He did it in the Garden of Eden by tempting the first humans into thinking they could become like God by eating the forbidden fruit. He did it in the … Continue reading

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SURVIVOR

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© He sat majestically in his tattered nest, surveying the remnants of his environment.  A tornado ripped through the night before, cutting trees in two, uprooting some and destroying hundreds of nests in the rookery.  This Great Blue Heron … Continue reading

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