Category Archives: Christian devotion

CELEBRATING LUTHER OR CELEBRATING TRUTH

Within a few short weeks, the Lutheran church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the 95 Thesis on the church at Wittenburg, Germany and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  My church is planning an outreach celebration … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A reticent heron perches upon an empty nest, The remnants of a family lay heavy on her chest, The death sting of God’s holy breath, defies imagination, Why would He let this all be … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A simple time when days were filled with elementary things, Like gathering wood and breathing air and songs that nature brings, Enjoying all the scenes of life within our earthly pale, And … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE WORLD

The Lutheran Reformation will soon be celebrating its 500th anniversary. Tonight PBS airs “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD,” the story of the Protestant Reformation and the use of means at hand to change the world with its teachings. On October … Continue reading

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HELP FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 7/9/14 A heart that’s been broken can only be mended by the One who created it. When we stumble through life with no direction, the One who knows us inside and out is there to guide … Continue reading

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PICKING UP THE PIECES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A rusted pail, a broken wheel within a vacant field, A house that once was filled with love, the hands of time has stilled, These remnants of those days gone by, where bounty once … Continue reading

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FINAL DAYS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Reflections fill the waters still, the path is strewn with mist, The trees take on an Autumn glow, by sun they have been kissed, The grounds will soon be closed and … Continue reading

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THE CROSSING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A hydrothermal basin, Steam rising from painted waters below, A magical place where bison go, To shed the dust of yesterday, And become renewed and restored, In the hissing, grumbling, belching, … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Painted yesterday at the Round Barn in Andover, MN When I grow weary from the weight of life, When every step becomes a heavy strife, There’s no relief, no respite for my load, The path … Continue reading

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THICKET

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A mass of weeds and undergrowth, beclouds the path ahead, Broken limbs and fallen branches, left but naught for the dead, Slippery slopes where water danced, now are dried and barren, Yet … Continue reading

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REMOVE THE PLANK

As we prepare for the coming solar eclipse, we’re being warned not to focus directly on it.  If we do, we’re allowing for damage to the retina and possible blindness.  I wonder if it would make any difference to our … Continue reading

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ARTIST IN THE MAKING

The dapper, young man had finished his basic training, twenty pounds heavier than when he went in.  All twenty pounds were muscle.  He had always been handsome in my eyes, but there was a difference – a confidence and assurance … Continue reading

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A NIGHT IN THE WAREHOUSE

My husband was forbidden to purchase a gun when he lived with his parents.  Their reasoning made perfect sense.  They had witnessed many gun shot deaths in their business.  When Paul got out of the Air Force and was still … Continue reading

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DOG’S BEST FRIEND

Over the 53 years of our lives together, we’ve had countless dogs – from Beagles to Goldens, to Brittanys, mutts and this one – a Lewellyn Setter.  Gage is now ten years old and is finally warming up to us. … Continue reading

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MISTY WATERCOLORED MEMORIES

ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER© There’s something magic about painting with watercolors. You begin by moistening a piece of paper, dipping your paintbrush into color, dropping the color onto the page and watching the magic begin. Like a Rorschach … Continue reading

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ANYTHING GOES!

“History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.”   C. S. Lewis This weekend, my husband and I enjoyed our local … Continue reading

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FRESH BLOOMS

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A bouquet of vibrant colors, slowly fading in the hand, Picked fresh this very morning, plucked from the moistened land, Our lives are like those flowers – they slowly wilt and die, We want to intercede somehow, … Continue reading

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DON’T GIVE UP

Sunday – a day which starts a new week.  What better way to begin, than to go and worship the One who created this world. He has His finger on the pulse of our land.  He knows what we need … Continue reading

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INSIDE OUT

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Scuffed by the constant thrashing of the elements, Exterior somewhat battered by overuse, Sitting quietly in the peace of the harbor,, Waiting for another chance, Like us, clothed in … Continue reading

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HIS WILL IS DONE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© His strong right hand restores the dead, His breath inspires new life, Though man does often on them tread, the Lord removes their strife, He scatters seeds where none do fall, … Continue reading

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