Category Archives: Christian devotion

BOASTING

It’s funny how words take on a different meaning over time.  Pride – for example – used to mean an inner sense of accomplishment or a feeling we experience when doing something noble.  Another word, Gay, once meant joyful and … Continue reading

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SUPER HERO OR HUMAN BEING?

We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power.  As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot.  He had many occasions to take the life of King Saul, … Continue reading

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IMAGINATION

Paul Boecher painting the set for “SUCH A TIME AS THIS,” the story of Esther ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   When we search for distant places, When we walk uncharted lands, Our hearts are filled with … Continue reading

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I PREFER THE SHORCUT

The story of “Alice in Wonderland” has undergone a lot of scrutiny over the years.  Some say it was written by one who was under the influence or just plain crazy.  Others look for metaphorical genius within the words of … Continue reading

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LIFT ME UP!

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life can be but a mere whisper or it can be a consuming fire. The way we approach it will define who we are and where we’re going. If we go … Continue reading

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SNOWY DAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   I never thought of white as my favorite color. All shades of blue and green and some shades of red or brilliant yellow are more my choice. White is the … Continue reading

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FLOUNDERING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What happened to the days of our untethered youth. When all we needed required only truth, When worries were few and troubles simply unknown, What happened from then to the life we have sown, … Continue reading

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LIFE SPANS

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© The miracle of birth, Pushing its way through to life, For a brief time that life glimmers and shines, But all too soon it is snuffed out, Like a once brilliant bloom, it withers, It … Continue reading

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THE OLDEN DAYS

(This is a painting taken from a black and white photograph of Paul’s great grandparents home.) ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL AND KATHY BOECHER© A cobblestone path, surrounded by trees Leads up to a house constructed of mortar and brick, With shutters for shade, preventing a freeze, … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This re-post has become a mainstay to my New Year’s wishes for you.  Hope you enjoy and have a blessed New Year. Through the cobwebs of existence – through the darkness of … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

We’re quickly approaching the end of another year. It’s time to pack up everything that happened in 2017 and add it to annals of history, but is it really a good idea to simply look ahead?  We can learn much … Continue reading

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IMMANUEL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, Your love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and … Continue reading

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LET THE MOUNTAINS SING OUT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Every crack and crevice can hear the angels sing, The rocks cry out with joy to hear the wondrous news they bring, The Son of God is born a child, He’s come … Continue reading

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THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a time?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but at this time of the year we all need to slow down and take a … Continue reading

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THE YOUNG & RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

This is a rewrite of a post originally written 11/12/14 on atimetoshare.me  One of my favorite teachable moments. A few years ago, I was rehearsing a short Christmas play with my after school drama class.  The boys would be shepherds and sheep and … Continue reading

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THANKFUL

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

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IT ALL STARTS TOMORROW

  A closer look at this painting of Paul’s, reveals the vastness of the surroundings dwarfing the beauty of these magnificent animals.  Its been almost 50 years since this annual tradition of hunting deer in Wisconsin has stirred the excitement … Continue reading

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DAYS OF YORE

PHOTO OF ME CIRCA 1944We all like to remember the pleasant things from our past. I think every generation believes that the “good old days” were the times they were growing up and young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the … Continue reading

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FRESH START

Originally posted 11-10-17 on atimetoshare.me ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Filtered light kisses the petals, Morning mist embraces each leaf, Golden rays enliven, Breathing, Inspiring, Giving hope, Fear and anxiety drowned by the beauty, Bringing peace, Lifting up, … Continue reading

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GROANING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHERy©in prayer. I put away my selfish thoughts and ask that you be there – My words cannot express my needs, but I know you understand. With groans that I can’t comprehend, you help … Continue reading

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