Category Archives: God

THE SIMPLE TRUTH

The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind.  We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible.  We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth … Continue reading

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COURAGE UNLEASHED

Yesterday morning we awoke to the news that missing 13 year old, Jayme Closs, had been found alive.  For three months prior to this, people in the community of Barron, Wisconsin had been searching for the child who had obviously … Continue reading

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HE KNOWS US BETTER THAN WE DO

Michelangelo’s vision of God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When I was a child, I had a picture of who God was and what He thought of me.  I have since changed my thinking, but then I saw … Continue reading

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THE AUTHOR OF OUR DESTINY

A writer knows that every story consists of a beginning, a middle and an end.  There’s conflict throughout as the protagonist tries to overcome the antagonist to reach his goal.  In the midst of the story are various characters, who … Continue reading

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THE INNER VOICES

All you want is relief, but pain is usually just a signal that something needs attention.  If your muscles are sore, you rest.  If your energy level is low, you eat better.  If your heart is aching over a lost love … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

Since it’s throw back Thursday, I’m digging into the archives to bring you today’s post on patience. Even though we think we’ve got things covered, patience is not always easy.  As we face difficulties, hope for a better future, try … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER FOR TODAY

Each day is a new beginning, Lord, and still I often feel things are out of control. I’ve been praying for the same thing for so long and don’t get answers. Maybe I’ve received them, but they aren’t yet clear. … Continue reading

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A SPECK OF SAND

“And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.” – Pierre Loti While enjoying a summer afternoon graduation party this past weekend, the conversation turned to the internet.  We got to talking about the vastness … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE VS. MINE

These two verses in Isaiah 55, encapsulate the difference between man and God.  As soon as we think our ways are better than God’s, we’re setting ourselves up for a gigantic fall.  It happened at the beginning of civilization, when … Continue reading

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COLLAGE

SOME OF THE MANY FACES OF KATHY IN PERFORMANCE OVER THE YEARS. We all have many faces in this world.  For me, I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, writer, actress, clown, encourager, and a lots more.  We often don’t … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM!

There are days when I wonder what on earth I’m still doing here. I spend hours trying to figure out some new technology when I could have completed three loads of laundry. I wake up early only to spend that … Continue reading

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IS NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF INVENTION?

I wonder how Thomas Edison would’ve felt, had he given up just at the brink of discovery.  I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell ever dreamed that his telephone would some day lead to instant communication to anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading

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IT IS WHAT IT IS

The first time I heard this phrase, it made me wonder why.  Why do we need to accept everything as it is?  Why have we become so tolerant to all kinds of behavior, that we simply must accept that it … Continue reading

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SO LONG AGO

A dream was hatched by a man, A dream which allowed him to see the future, Which gave him a glimpse of black and white co-existing, Without complication, Without hatred, Without malice, It was a dream which God gave to … Continue reading

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PERSEVERE

We are living in terrifying times.  The possibilities of nuclear disaster has become a political chess game.  The rhetoric of our government and the lives of our citizens are being threatened by a health care plan that has turned into a … Continue reading

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SILENCE!

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IN DARKNESS LAY

His hand reached for the oil lamp in the darkness of night, but remembered that he had not filled it the night before.  He was enveloped in the deepest darkness he had ever experienced. He strained to see even a … Continue reading

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THE DAD THAT FIXES THINGS

Dads are usually good at fixing things.  We often see them tinkering over a broken down lawn mower or under the hood of a car with a handful of tools and dirty fingernails.  They may not always know what they’re … Continue reading

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THE GREAT FLOOD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T.  & KATHY BOECHER© Tempestuous waters seeped up from within the earth And gushed forth with astounding power, The skies opened at the direction of God’s voice, And poured upon a once rainless earth, Cutting a path of … Continue reading

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ARE OUR LIVES BORING?

“You created a sensation about nothing. You people are so creative over there. Your lives must be boring.” Vladimir Putin Have we become a nation of creative bores?  America has always been seen as innovative, entrepreneurial, forward thinking, but boring?  … Continue reading

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