Category Archives: fear

AFRAID OR STANDING IN AWE?

  I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness and the promise of eternal life.  When I look back on my 76 years of living, all I can see is one failure after another.  Who am I to be given such mercy? When … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

The room begins to close in on you. You feel suffocated in your inner most being. Your heart begins to race – your mouth is dry – your hands begin to tremble – your breathing becomes heavy and almost chokes … Continue reading

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SAYING GOODBYE

Yesterday was a day of bringing up old memories, wounds, dirt and cobwebs.  We finally began to tackle the plethora of boxes within our garage.  These cartons and crates were tucked away when we moved last fall, to be gone … Continue reading

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FIND ME IF YOU CAN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Psalm 32:7  “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble;  you surround me with shouts of deliverance.” Within the reeds and waving grasses, in a place that you can’t see, … Continue reading

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THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

When I was a kid, it was always fun to hear a story right before going to bed.  I think some of them were meant to scare us to pieces, while others had a moral at the end.  We heard from … Continue reading

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MY BASEMENT IS A DUNGEON

(This is not actually our basement, but looks sort of like it.) We moved from the city last fall, into a farm house which was originally built in 1875.  This little treasure was almost completely destroyed during the tornado of … Continue reading

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I REMEMBER

It was a beautiful day. The sky was extremely blue and clear. Autumn was definitely in the air.  Like every September morning in our part of the country, we were welcoming fall with open arms. We watched the morning news as the first plane … Continue reading

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FEAR NOT!

Fear is mentioned many times in the Bible. The phrase, “Do not be afraid” was spoken, when God’s angels announced the birth of the Savior to shepherds. The Psalms are loaded with references to fear in King David’s prayers. The … Continue reading

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BACK FROM LUNCH

Well a week ago, I was trying to sneak in a quick post to indicate that I would be offline for a while, because I was running a 9 AM to 3:30 PM musical theater camp.  Needless to say, I … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

FDR said in his inaugural address, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”  I believe that fear is simply a wound. If we allow it to fester it can kills us. If we consider its source we can overcome it with … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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WHY ARE SO MANY SO ANGRY?

I went in for my annual physical this morning and while waiting, I heard a woman’s voice screaming at the top of her lungs.  At first it scared me, because I have seen video clips of people freaking out at … Continue reading

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AIRPORT TIME

i had some time on my trip back home to do a little people watching at the airport.  When you think about it, we kind of become captives of the airlines, because we either have to wait forever or we … Continue reading

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MAUNDY THURSDAY

I can’t begin to imagine what Judas was thinking just before he entered the Garden of Gethsemane on that night.  How could anyone possibly explain what he was about to do?  In that moment he would walk up to his friend and betray … Continue reading

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MY PASCHAL LAMB – MY SHEPHERD

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.3     He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness    for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,    I will fear no evil,for you are with me;    your rod … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE FIGHT EVIL?

Lately with all the ugliness of this world, I’ve been feeling so helpless and useless.  Our planet is slowing becoming polluted with evil and it’s hard not to become proactive.  We can easily fall into a pit of desperation if we let … Continue reading

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