Category Archives: Encouragement

LET’S TALK

The cartoon reminds me of a situation when my husband owned his own business.  He was dressed in his grubbies, painting the lettering on his front door, when a salesman arrogantly pushed him aside and asked to speak to the … Continue reading

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WHEN WORDS GET IN THE WAY

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A. A. Milne It … Continue reading

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YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE

“If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how … Continue reading

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ON BEING A GRANDMA

I remember having grandparents that were a very important part of my upbringing even though they were not in my life every day. One of those grandmothers was a typical farmer’s wife with 8 children. She made sure that fresh … Continue reading

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SEASONS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Remnants of a frozen past, dangling branches kissed at last, Dreams of respite from the cold, thoughts of ever growing old, Sapped of life and wanting more, grasping for that final … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE WOMAN WHO GRABBED A MIRACLE

For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She was suffering from … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MAN I LOVE

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk,” was stated by one of America’s greatest inventors. He was a stately man, who wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and dig into solving various kinds of … Continue reading

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STUFF HAPPENS

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. I started writing a novel a few years ago.  Sometimes you have to put your writing away for a while and brood … Continue reading

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WOMEN ON PARADE

“Don’t shut yourself up in a bandbox because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take your part in the world’s work, for it all affects you and yours.” ~Louisa May Alcott I’m … Continue reading

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REVOLUTIONARY RESOLUTION

Someone once made the following New Year’s resolution – “This year I will gain a big checkbook and lose a lot of weight. I just hope I don’t mix them up again.” How true this is, especially in my case. … Continue reading

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