Category Archives: Encouragemet

I ATE MY DAUGHTER’S HOMEWORK

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny. My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and … Continue reading

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OBSERVATION

One of the things I’ve learned over time is to be observant.  If you want to be a good communicator, you look at body language, facial expression, sound of the voice and any unusual quirks.  If you want to create … Continue reading

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WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE

As we look at our world today, we see change everywhere.  People have altered their opinions about religion.  They’ve given way to political correctness to the point of zero tolerance.  We’ve seen a change in the roles of men and … Continue reading

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ARCHAEOLOGIST OR PALEONTOLOGIST?

Most of you know my husband, Paul, is an established artist.  He’s worked in most mediums throughout his career — Oil, chalk pastel, watercolor, acrylic.  He’s also an accomplished sculpter, having done his very first significant piece in granite when he … Continue reading

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POWER FROM WITHIN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Miles and miles of boulders, Smoothed by the caress of tumbling water, Cascading, Swirling, Crashing, Descending, As a bird soars and dives, To feed her  young, We often fall, We sometimes … Continue reading

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YOU LOVE ME, A SINNER!

You beckon me before your throne.  I have no plea to give. My sins are far too many.  I don’t deserve to live, But still you call to me.  You tell me it’s all right, You promise that you’ve carried me from darkness into … Continue reading

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ARE TIMES REALLY CHANGING?

It would be easy to sit here in my old age and ponder the demise of today’s youth, but I find it really hard to do that.  I could expound on the differences of kids in my day and the ones … Continue reading

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PARENTING ADVICE?

When you consider having a family you must be prepared for tons of frustrations –  giving up everything you enjoy doing for yourself – keeping one eye opened while you sleep – never getting the laundry done – a sink full of … Continue reading

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WORDS

Words spill out of my mouth thoughtlessly, Unyielding my tongue pushes them into the world. Where did those words come from? My mind does not take the time to realize The way they could be interpreted, The way they could hurt, … Continue reading

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REGRETS

The song, “My Way,” made famous by Frank Sinatra, became a huge success and was a statement of what his life was all about.  It started out, “Regrets, I’ve had a few …”  OK, a few maybe, but I doubt it.  … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How many times have we told this to our children?  How many times have we been told to reach out to someone other than ourselves when things are tough?  Life isn’t easy. We face all kinds or trouble from the … Continue reading

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD

A light streams through resistant clouds.  It brings a glimpse of heaven. As once in darkness bathed in shrouds, it’s filled with hope once given. The light came forth in darkness, so many years ago. And shone upon the Son of … Continue reading

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The Veteran

He set out young and full of hope. His heart was filled with pride. He left the ones who loved him most. Said ,”I love you,” to his bride. He felt the sting of discipline. He ran until he fell. … Continue reading

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End of Autumn

The once brilliant crimson and gilded leaves have all fallen. Only a few persistent “hanger-onners” cling to empty branches. The ominous grey clouds fill with crystals of ice and in no time the desolation will be covered with a blanket … Continue reading

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Jesus is our light

Our daily walk is empty when we fail to share God’s light. He shows us how to do this by example through Christ’s life. He’ll ask us when we get there, what we ever did for Him. We can rest assured … Continue reading

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My Prayer

Out of the depths of darkest hours, I come to You in prayer. I put away my selfish thoughts and ask that you be there – My words cannot express my needs, but I know you understand. With groans that … Continue reading

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The Price of Freedom

What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But in the brave hearts smitten to take away … Continue reading

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God Is Not Dead!

One nation under God,” is what our founders said, But something happened on the way. They now say God is dead. I know our God lives on. He stands at heaven’s gate. And He will bring our nation back from … Continue reading

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Guilt

I’m met by guilt on every day. It sweeps my peace of mind away. It starts with little things at dawn – why did I go and sleep so long? My socks don’t match – my hair’s a mess. Did … Continue reading

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NO MORE SIN – NO MORE GUILT

Why do we continue to feel guilt, knowing that we have been set free from all sin by the blood of Jesus?  Why do we do things that are hurtful to others, even when we don’t realize we are?  If … Continue reading

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