Category Archives: Christian devotions

SURRENDER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© So deep within the tallest pines, with darkened haze enshrouded, A hidden place encased in webs of silver threads beclouded, Peaceful, quiet, sanctuary, a refuge where you can hide, A place to lick the wounds of hurt and comfortably stay … Continue reading

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OUT OF DESOLATION

  ORIGINAL SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The sculpture was created as a reminder of how God can bring us out of the ashes and into new life.  It depicts the flood waters of the Bible, … Continue reading

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I WAS A FUNNY MOM

My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN DARKNESS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   A city of blazing lights can cover all the ugliness of sin, A world that lies beneath the bridge of deception, hate, fear and addiction, Underneath that hidden territory where darkness abounds, There, shrouded in the … Continue reading

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CAPTIVE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the confines of an icy realm, The waters deep have turned to frozen glass, Dark shards of broken, shattered dreams, Entwine around this once enlivened shell, It cannot free itself nor … Continue reading

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MIDWEEK AT THE GRANDPARENTS’

Mini-bird houses painted by our two daughters, granddaughter, oldest grandson and grandma and grandpa. This has been a delightful week in so many ways.  Not only are we celebrating our Savior’s birthday, but we’ve been enjoying a long awaited visit … Continue reading

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PREPARE THE WAY …

We’re living in terrifying times.  Fear grasps our throats and we choke on it.  We’re slowly and cleverly being devoured by evil.  It’s a problem old as time. In my lifetime alone, I’ve experienced the fear of invasion from foreign … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO BE A SHEEP!

  I’ve had the opportunity to direct several Christmas pageants over the years and one thing is for sure.  No one wants to be a sheep.  Sheep are stubborn – they stray from the flock and get in trouble – … Continue reading

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GET SMART

It was the 1960s – a time when our country was in the midst of assassinations, violence, protests.  In the throes of this chaos, Americans did what they did best.  They looked for other things to occupy their minds.  James … Continue reading

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THE HUNT BEGINS

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Rerun from 11/17/16 Within the glorious display of autumn, Brilliant yet dusky colors of gold and mauve, The untouched country side, Filled with still green valleys, Beside the waters blue they lay, The … Continue reading

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HE SPEAKS AND THE EARTH MELTS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.”  Nahum 1:5 Through all our perils, fears and woes, the … Continue reading

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BROKEN, BUT NOT DEAD YET!

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A sputtering, rusted, old, decrepit vehicle sits outside a broken down edifice, Bother of them have seen better days, Some days I feel like this, My engine chugs along, performing well … Continue reading

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ALMOST A YEAR AGO

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Last year, at this time, we were on the final leg of moving from our old house, which was twice the size of our new “old” house.  We’ve spent the year … Continue reading

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MUTED

Colors subdued, perfunctory, underwhelmed, Yet in the palette of unimportant hues, We are held captive to the beauty, Our lives can be ordinary, uneventful, mundane, But still the array of light, shadows, darkness and aloneness, We can be held captive … Continue reading

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HOPE ON A HILL

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sumptuous views from an old stone bridge, meeting the dawn of day, Crossing the waters on the river’s edge, wishing that you could stay, A quiet town from days gone by … Continue reading

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IS NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF INVENTION?

I wonder how Thomas Edison would’ve felt, had he given up just at the brink of discovery.  I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell ever dreamed that his telephone would some day lead to instant communication to anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading

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BY MY SIDE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Through troubled waters, you are there, You watch my every move, You know my thoughts, you hear my prayer, my way you will improve. The storms of life will come and … Continue reading

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AND THE RAINS CAME

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© READ GENESIS 9 FOR GOD’S COVENANT WITH NOAH The current devastation in Texas and the Gulf region has been said to be of historic proportions.  Never before has there been such destruction.  The … Continue reading

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SAFELY MOORED

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Times of turmoil and confusion, peace may seem aloof or gone, Yet the Lord of all creation,  stills the waters and the storm, He will calm the rumbling seas, … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN UNLIKELY PLACES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A swampy mass of algae filled water, Crusted with swarming gnats and flies, Deemed a place to avoid, Yet within the muck and slime, A plethora of lily pads abounds, Reaching the … Continue reading

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