Category Archives: depression

NATIONAL NASCAR DAY

Today is National NASCAR Day. Though I’m not an avid fan of NASCAR, I feel like I’m living on a racetrack right now. We live on a major highway – well we don’t physically live on the highway, but lately … Continue reading

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FINAL EXAMS

This week many college and/or high school students will be taking final exams. I can relate to the pressure they’re under. I never liked taking tests. I would often wait until the last minute to cram every ounce of information … Continue reading

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SURVIVOR

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life gets complicated, Torrents of troubles rain upon us, This brief time on earth is a mere whisper, How do we withstand the storms, How do we live through them, How do we … Continue reading

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CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

It would seem that once we’ve achieved a lifetime of successes and failures, we would have enough knowledge to help others through some of theirs. We might consider our endless wisdom to be useful to someone. Well, actually life isn’t … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BROKEN HEART?

Have you ever felt that your heart would break, because of the sadness within it? Have you ever experienced a feeling of emptiness within that same heart? There are times when I think we all go through this struggle. There’s … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A TIME OUT?

Having spent the last three years in and out of isolation, most of us are not crazy about timeouts. If you’ve been recovering from a long illness, you don’t want to hear that you should relax and take it easy … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY DISPONDENCY

It seems this little month lacks in number of days, but there are plenty of things to celebrate. There actually are a lot of things going during this tiny month.  It’s been designated National Heart Month, Black History Month, National Weddings Month … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT PRAYER

Prayer was important to Jesus. He would often escape to a quiet place to talk with His Father.  His time was limited, because of the big following He was gaining, but that didn’t stop Him.  The disciples saw their rabbi … Continue reading

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GOD’S VOICE CAN BE A WHISPER

How do you hear the voice of God? Is it in the beauty of His creation? Is it found in relationships or in the good deeds that we do? Is it a loud thunderous sound coming from the heavens, or … Continue reading

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MEMORY FAIL

The human mind is an amazing organ.  It can hold more information than a computer, yet as we age, the data we’ve accumulated causes it to crash and even become useless.  The one fear I have about growing old is … Continue reading

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REMNANTS OF A SNOW ANGEL

We have certainly had our share of snow up here in the frozen Tundra of Minnesota. I used to love playing in the snow as a child. We’d build gigantic snow forts and load them up with fresh snowballs for … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS & LOW

Drama queen that I’ve been almost my entire life, I’m familiar with the masks of comedy and tragedy. These two extremes rest on opposite sides of the emotional scale. We are made up of so much more than laughter and … Continue reading

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IT’S OVER – NOW WHAT?

All the time and preparation leading up to Christmas can lead to a full-blown bout of depression.  Today, all the hub bub of Christmas has come to a standstill.  There are still cookies in the freezer.  Presents have been opened snowmen … Continue reading

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AN EMOTIONAL TIME OF YEAR

I didn’t realize there was really such a thing as a blue Christmas. Elvis touched hearts many years ago with a song about spending Christmas without the one he loved, but there actually is a day on the calendar set … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM – INFO OVERLOAD

When I was a kid I loved this saying – “The less you know, the more you study – the more you study, the more you know – the more you know, the more you forget- the more you forget, the less you know – … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

There are going to be days when you don’t have much to smile about. Days when, if you do smile, people will wonder why you are. Those are the days when you need to smile the most. Getting over a … Continue reading

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SOWING IN TEARS

When our tears overtake us at the drop of a hat, we immediately think of ourselves as weak or lacking faith. Tears are an outlet. They are a blessed gift from God, designed within us to provide moisture for the … Continue reading

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OVERWHELMED

We all have those days when feeling overwhelmed becomes overwhelming. I’m talking about a number of circumstances, but particularly when you’ve been faced with a recurring problem that just doesn’t seem to get better. The frustration comes in not being … Continue reading

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AM I MY OWN WORST ENEMY?

As Christians, we’re told to trust God in all situations – to carry our burdens to Him – to be still and know that He is God. That sounds almost like a copout – like the easy way out of … Continue reading

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MAUDLIN MONDAY

The image of Emmett Kelly is what I remember most about the circus clowns of the old days. Emmett expressed the epitome of maudlin. Maudlin describes itself as self-pity, over sentimental and often tearful. Later in my life, clowns took … Continue reading

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