Category Archives: Christian Devotions and Reflection

CONVERSATION WITH GOD

Dear, Lord, It’s been a while since I’ve had a long conversation with you.  So often life gets in the way of my prayer life, which is no excuse.  I have my daily chats with you, when I’m concerned for … Continue reading

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THE OLD FLOUR MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An ancient fortress, standing tall, within the city streets, Remains of passing days gone by, with traffic now competes, The outer walls are stained and brown, inside it seems the same, Like … Continue reading

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LOVE IS …

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The art in this post doesn’t really have to do with love, but I love it.  Reminiscent of Northwest Coast art, and if you use your imagination, you can actually see … Continue reading

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WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO TO WORRY?

My maternal grandmother was the strongest woman I’ve ever known.  She had to bury five of her children, care for her husband who suffered two debilitating strokes and finally put him in the ground as well.  She always maintained a positive attitude … Continue reading

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PROVISION FOR EVERY LIVING THING

“A wonderful bird is the Pelican. His beak can hold more than his belly can. He can hold in his beak Enough food for a week! But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican?” ― Dixon Lanier Merritt  … Continue reading

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THE PROMISED LAND

In April of 1968, I had two toddlers, was a stay at home mom, and was living in small town Wisconsin.  We were far away from the riots  raging in Milwaukee in the sixties, but were well aware of them.  … Continue reading

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THEY CAME TO WORSHIP A KING

I’m a lot like my mom when it comes to telling jokes. She’d often forget the punchline as do I, but she relayed a good one several years back, regarding the wise men of the Epiphany. When on vacation in the … Continue reading

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COLD SUNSHINE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A hint of golden sunshine, should warm your very soul, It carries so much power, to heat you is its goal, Yet in the depths of winter, the sun can shine all … Continue reading

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GETTING RID OF THE GARBAGE

One thing we think about as a new year arrives, is getting rid of some of our past baggage.  Even in a day, we accumulate a bunch of it.  We don’t just wake up, eat, take care of our personal needs and … Continue reading

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GIVE IN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Spinning out of control, Dropping to depths below, Falling into the unknown Unsure, lost, alone, darkness surrounds you, There is nothing you can do, Nothing, Nothing! Stop fighting, Let go, Relax, … Continue reading

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HOPE LIES IN A MANGER

It’s easy to see why we need someone to rescue us from the ugliness which has invaded the world.  Identity theft has run amok – human slavery still exists as children are sold into prostitution – morality is at an all time low –  everything … Continue reading

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O TANNENBAUM

  POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© In the Garden of Eden You planted two trees, with fruit so divine and sweet. One was given for eating, the other not so, but temptation the soul did defeat. Man had fallen from grandeur to deepest … Continue reading

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PEACE ON EARTH

The world was a much smaller place than it is today, when Jesus was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem.  In fact a geographer named, Strabo had mapped out as much of it as he possibly could at the time.  There … Continue reading

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TURN ON THE LIGHTS

Out of the depths of my transgression, my heart screams for relief. I grumble – I complain – I even blame God for my shortcomings. How dare I challenge the Creator of heaven and earth? Who do I think I … Continue reading

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GOD’S WORD SUSTAINS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When troubles surround me, and fear lies within, When anxious thoughts linger and turn me to sin, There’s one thing to count on, of that I am sure, My God is there … Continue reading

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PREPARED?

Skies of grey, tempered by peeks at the sun, Intermittently drifting in and out, We know it’s coming, We’ve been prepared, Winter, like aging is the final season, We know it’s coming, We’ve prepared, We’ve confessed and repented, Death is … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE

It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a charismatic leader and his lovely wife.  All was well with the world. On this day in history the President of the United States … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Looking back on days gone by, Gazing at a muddied sky, In the twinkling of an eye, The peace of God is there,   Trudging through the path of life, Summing … Continue reading

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OCTOBER CHILL

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The heat of summer crunches under fallen shards, Remnants of that which once was full of life, Giving way to gorgeous color everywhere, God’s paintbrush embraces the trees, Scrumbling brilliant hues throughout … Continue reading

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AGELESS

I’ve always enjoyed working with children and seeing them grow physically and confident.  My joy in seeing a child succeed may go back to my own childhood, when I felt completely inadequate – unsure of myself and lacked one ounce of … Continue reading

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