Category Archives: death

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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WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We do not know what’s waiting beyond the other side, With faithful hearts believing, a new life will abide, Our fears and tears will pass away, like drops of gentle rain, We … 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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