Category Archives: Heaven

THE BEGINNING OF LIFE ETERNAL

I’ve reached a point in my life where many of my friends are being released from their pain here on earth and have passed into heaven.  It’s tough to see those we care about leaving this life.  It not only … Continue reading

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THOSE DOGGONE WEEDS!

When we lived in our old house, I managed to create a garden of pretty epic proportions on a hill.  It wasn’t just a mound, but a real hill, that almost required mountain boots to climb.  That didn’t deter me.  … Continue reading

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LEFT FOR DEAD

Last fall, my husband bought a beautiful hydrangea plant for the front of our new “old” house.  I was so ecstatic, because these are my favorite plants and it seemed the perfect spot for this bloom adorned bush.  Winter came … Continue reading

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THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

A number of years ago, I wrote a story about a huge tree in the center of town that had lived there for centuries.  The tree itself had magical powers to open at the command of some Spanish words.  The … Continue reading

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SIT DOWN, YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of directing a high school production of “Guys & Dolls.”  The story is about an itinerate gambler who makes anything into a bet.  He has been challenged to approach Sergeant Sarah Brown, from the … Continue reading

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SACRED TEARS

As we grow older, we expect to attend more and more funerals.  This life is short, but for those who have been purchased and ransomed by God’s own Son, it doesn’t end there Today we’re attending a funeral of a young man, … Continue reading

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HEAVEN WAITS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A great expanse of brilliant blue, Interspersed with misty clouds of purple, mauve and gold, Within the space beyond our imagination, Heaven waits, Time passes, We live, We flourish, We make … Continue reading

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WAIT ON THE LORD

Life is difficult and getting worse every day.  You tune in to the morning news and it’s clogged with information about sit ins, protests, murders, looting, hatred.  Once in a blue moon there will be one of those feel good stories, … Continue reading

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CLOTHED IN GLORY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Never wanting, never needing, everything for them is there, Clothed in majesty and beauty, life’s perfection they do wear, Standing staunchly like brave soldiers, knowing He will soon appear, As … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES AHEAD?

I have trudged through this journey called life for over seven decades. The voyage has been cluttered with obstacles, bumps in the road, giant roadblocks and danger all around. There were times when I’ve been bruised, cut to the core, … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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He was so much more

He walked among the people, He told them of God’s love.He came to walk within our shoes, from heaven up above.His words were new to those He taught, He spoke of love unknown,How every single sacrifice would not for sin … Continue reading

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THEY FOLLOWED HIM

He was beginning to establish quite a following.  There were a number of men who left their jobs and families behind just to be part of this work my son was starting.  His cousin, John, had laid the groundwork by … 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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TAKE HIS HAND

His hands are open to the world.  He reaches out to heal.He touches and His will is done.  He knows just how we feel.He took on human flesh to be the perfect sacrifice – The pure and spotless Lamb of God … Continue reading

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Do you know?

Do you know how precious you are to me?Do you not feel my presence every second of every hour?Do you know that I want to take your problems, your worries, your fears and place them all on my own back?Can … Continue reading

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HE BORE THE PAIN FOR ME

When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throneAnd look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone,Our pain is nothing next to His, our wounds are all but naught.The blood He shed, His torturous death … Continue reading

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LIFE IN CHRIST – PEACE IN DEATH

The world is not the place for me.  I long to be in heaven. When thoughts like that invade my mind, I need to be forgiven. God didn’t make me to want death.  He chose me as His own. He … Continue reading

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WAITING

My life so far has been a great opportunity for me to grow closer to God. I consider it my time of grace. God has been patient with me. He knew before I did that I would have moments of … Continue reading

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TAKE MY HEART

My heart Is stained with darkness. There is no good in me. I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, but still, He loves me. I continue to turn my back on Him, but He won’t leave me. I put my trust in … Continue reading

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