Category Archives: Encouragemet


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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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It’s the start of a new week so a good time to think about getting some of those tasks completed that didn’t get done last week, or last month, or last year.  It might be time to start the diet you … 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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