Category Archives: death

THE DEATH OF CAMELOT

On that dreary November morning, I sat in my office chair, daydreaming about my upcoming wedding.  As I pondered the most important event to happen in my life, a customer entered the office.  “Have you heard,” she said, “they’ve shot the … Continue reading

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LOVE RE-TOLD

In Nicholas Sparks’ book, “The Notebook,” a poignant love story unfolds.  It’s the same type of story that filled our hearts with tears when the movie, “Love Story,” came on the screen.  Both of these tales, fill us with a mixture … Continue reading

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AN EMPTY CHAIR

It was a lovely Tuesday morning.  The air fresh and clean, the sky blue – a perfect day to tackle some of my pruning chores.  As I walked down our driveway, I was met by a street full of emergency … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKEST VALLEY

A couple years ago, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river through the north side of town.  The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun.  Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN CRYING

What will heaven will be like?  Will we all be sitting on white puffy clouds singing and playing golden harps?  When someone we love departs this world, it’s natural for us to wonder.  As Christians, we have the joy of … Continue reading

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WHO CAN …

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Who are we to think we can do what God does, He created everything, Forming, Shaping, Molding, Crafting, Designing, Each intricate pattern in that creation, Because of His love for us, … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God.  I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so.   It wasn’t brainwashed into me.  I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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WHEN TEARS FALL

My best friend is facing her final journey.  I’m writing this post with her permission, so that it may help others who are going through the same thing. Life is so fragile, so tentative, but really a time of grace … Continue reading

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DEATH WITHOUT STING

“To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d.”  William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Today we’re attending another … Continue reading

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BABY STEPS

“Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a … Continue reading

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NEW DAY

When I went to bed last night, I didn’t think about the possibility of not waking up, but when you get to be my age, the odds of that happening become more likely.  When we’re children we pray, “Now I … Continue reading

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IT IS FINISHED

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© The memories of yesterday were more than any one human being could bear.  Her firstborn Son, subjected to the execution of Roman justice – to the humiliation of this horrible torture – to rejection by … Continue reading

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SNAKES IN THE BASEMENT

My husband grew up in a home that also housed the family business – a funeral home. There were the usual jokes throughout his childhood about people dying to get in there. There were an abundance of stories that would … Continue reading

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FEAR OF DEATH

THANATOPHOBIA – The extreme fear of death I have several friends who are personally experiencing terminal illnesses.   There are also those who have relatives on their deathbeds.  Some of those I know have lost those they loved and may be … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS NO DOMINION

  ORIGINAL POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© When death approaches our front door, it seems a dreadful thought, But just imagine what’s in store. With Angels we’ll be brought. The gates of heaven opened wide, the throne of God we’ll see. … Continue reading

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THE LOSS OF A CHILD

My maternal grandmother was one with a true pioneer spirit.  All that she did in life was done with gusto as well as perseverance.  She, along with my grandfather, raised 8 children, built a dairy farm, tended the chickens, baked fresh … Continue reading

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying around him, obviously … Continue reading

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DISTANT MEMORY

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream. – Ernest Dowson, from “Vitae … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY?

An open grave awaits the arrival of a new owner.  Pall bearers gently remove a casket from its temporary home and set it upon a waiting bier. After tears and prayers it will be lowered into the dark, freshly dug soil and eventually … Continue reading

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BELIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

There are days when I wonder what on earth I’m still doing here. I spend hours trying to figure out some new technology when I could have completed three loads of laundry. I wake up early only to spend that … Continue reading

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