Category Archives: Daily inspiration and devotions

MY IRISH EYES ARE FAILING

A stereotype is defined as an over-simplified or standardized conception of a culture, profession or group.  How often do we categorize people?  For example, everyone knows that cops and donuts go together – right?  The Italian people are all members of the Mafia.  … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT

Tonight the lights will come up on another opening – another show – another pie.  Well, at least I’m now prepared for it.  After two times rehearsing, I’ve discovered that my gut reaction to fend off said pie, doesn’t work.  … Continue reading

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UNITED IN CHRIST

There’s been division of races, ethnicity, social class, political views and even in our religious beliefs throughout history.  Looking back before our founding, the Native American was looked upon as a savage by the early explorers.  These foreigners may have said they were … Continue reading

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LETTING GO

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.”   Richard Bach We all have people in our lives who bug us, bring us down, don’t understand us, are not … Continue reading

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NO MORE TEARS

Another funeral – another of our friends laid to his final rest – a time of sadness – a release from the desperation of fighting for life – for the Christian, a time of great joy. As my life seems … Continue reading

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RESILIENCE OF YOUTH

“Resilience is very different than being numb.  Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt.  You fall, but you keep going.” As I headed off to teach my little group of young Thespians yesterday, my heart was concerned … Continue reading

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MOONLIGHT SERENADE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Two lonely souls stand tall against the moon so bright above, Proclaiming sounds unheard by men, of their undying love, They lift their heads up to the sky, yet keep their … Continue reading

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BARRICADE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A mighty wall stands tall against a sky of azure blue. Protecting everything in sight from harm and danger too, A wall can hold back enemies and keep its people safe, … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

It was the hottest point of the day, when the Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the other woman who came to gather water in the coolness of morning.  Those … Continue reading

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WINTER

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Reflections of a monochromatic scene, Dipped in a wash of azure blue, A magical fantasy, Enriched with mystical elements, Still some semblance of reality, Life can be the same some days, Boring, without color or … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS DAY

Today you don’t hear much about Christopher Columbus other than it being another time for retailers to draw in business.  This explorer, like many before and since, have had their life’s work corrupted over time. In 1492, much of the … Continue reading

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER Looking at the beauty which inhabits this planet, Observing the complexity of it all, Seeing life come forth from nothing but dead earth and rotting soil, Watching as all of it is provided and … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

Pools of crimson stain the streets. People running, hiding, covering themselves and those near them, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, Too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war … Continue reading

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THEY CRUCIFIED HIM

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – THIRST

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© “The Ghost Ship” Even in the heat of summer and the depths of despair, God provides living waters for all things.  He nourishes the soil, replenishes the lakes and rivers, supplies thirst quenching relief … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT -REFUGE

Original art work by Paul T. Boecher© A little cottage in the woods – an escape from the noise of the city – a place to ponder on the creation of God and the boundless beauty of it – freedom … Continue reading

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TOUCHING GOD

  We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma … Continue reading

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BRRRRRRRRR!

It’s mighty cold in the frozen tundra of Minnesota.  Cold enough to close almost all the schools in the twin cities.  It was the kind of morning to just curl up in a warm blanket and go back to sleep.  … Continue reading

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