Category Archives: christianity

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

We went to see this latest movie, including actor, Jim Caviezal as the physician, Luke.  It depicts times of terrible persecution within the early Christian community in Rome.  Paul is in prison when Luke is called to write down Paul’s story … Continue reading

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TAGS

This familiar tag can  be found everywhere.  My mother did everything by the book and nearly had a heart attack when my husband ripped a tag off of a pillow.  She was certain  the police would be there in an instant to arrest him … Continue reading

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MINNESOTA HOT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Only a short time ago, the ground was frozen and covered with a blanket of snow, Now an early summer sun beats ferociously down on our landscape, Humidity fills the … Continue reading

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MY LORD, MY KING

Original art by Paul T. Boecher©   You are my Lord and King. Without you I am lost. My praise to you I bring, for paying the great cost. You died upon the cross to save a wretch like me. … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – HUMILITY

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Statue of St. Francis of Assisi in the St. Paul Conservatory – Como Park, St. Paul, MN Humility can only be accomplished by letting go of everything and turning to God for His steady hand.  … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – PRAYER

Should prayer be reserved only for quiet contemplation or should we feel comfortable calling on God any time and anywhere?.  The answer is YES!

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RANDOM THOUGHT – GOD’S WILL

One of the hardest things we do in life is surrender to the will of God.  We can never be like Him.  The separation was made in the Garden of Eden.  We can, however, find peace in letting go and … Continue reading

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DATELINE, OCTOBER 30, 1517

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 10-30-14 The man lay motionless in his bed, wondering if what he was about to do was even remotely logical.  His mind had been plagued for years on thoughts of obtaining a place in heaven.  He … Continue reading

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NOTE TO TWEENS, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

I’ve spent many years instructing young people and even though our world has drastically changed over the years – the basic fears, hopes, dreams and self-esteem of our kids hasn’t. When you go from child to teen you’re entering a … Continue reading

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TROUBLE

Some folks think that becoming a Christian means gaining complete freedom from all our troubles. Not true! In fact, God never promised any of us a rose garden. Well, He gave us a perfect garden, but that was quickly lost … Continue reading

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DO SOMETHING NICE

It seems there’s a holiday for just about everything.  Today is “do something nice day.”  We shouldn’t have to set just one day aside for that purpose.  It should be part of our commitment as we walk our daily walk … Continue reading

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NEW CLOTHES

When we wrap our lives around the everyday, we often forget to look after ourselves. We cloak ourselves in the garment of “work and discipline.” When it’s finally served its usefulness, we’ve missed the things that really matter. When we … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE PAST

My generation tends to forget that our lives weren’t perfect.  I think we paint a picture of perfection like a Norman Rockwell view of American life.  We  hide the bad stuff and look only at the things that made our age great. I never … Continue reading

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WALKING IN THE SHOES OF A TWEEN

It’s been over sixty years since I donned my first pair of saddle shoes and poodle skirt. Years have melted away, but a few days with my almost thirteen year old granddaughter,  have caused me to realize that we have a … Continue reading

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THOSE WHO TRUST IN GOD WILL POSSESS THE LAND

A day doesn’t seem to go by where we don’t hear about some heinous act of evil.  A week ago we mourned with those in Charleston over their loss.  Today in France we see results of more evil, hateful minds.  … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

    40 days had passed since his brutally crushed body was raised from death and He appeared to His followers.  Some thought He was a ghost, others doubted it was Him.  In that short span of time, He proved that … Continue reading

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WHY ARE SO MANY SO ANGRY?

I went in for my annual physical this morning and while waiting, I heard a woman’s voice screaming at the top of her lungs.  At first it scared me, because I have seen video clips of people freaking out at … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

It’s too bad raising kids doesn’t come with a set of instructions.  Many books have been written on the subject and most think they have all the answers, but each case is different and so is every child.  There’s no” … Continue reading

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