Category Archives: hope

THINK POSITIVE

I’m currently working as stage manager for a children’s production of “Willie Wonka” and one of my favorite songs from the show is called “Think Positive.”  This whimsical story of honesty and integrity, along with positive thinking is a great … Continue reading

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A WRETCH LIKE ME

To say the least, Job had to go through hell in order to find heaven.  He was consistent in his faith, but he had his moments –  just as we would under less circumstances. We worry and fret over things … Continue reading

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NOT ALL DAYS ARE GOING TO BE GREAT

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE 4/11/15 Just think!  You’re a Christian – you’ve been freed from the grip of sin and the devil – you’re beaming in the afterglow of Easter – life is perfect – right? Monday morning comes and you … Continue reading

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CAN YOU SEE HIM?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Did you not notice as you walked, through brush and wooded path, Did you not see him in the tree, as you so quickly  passed, He’s right above you just waiting, for … Continue reading

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CARRY ON

We often underestimate our own personal worth.  If we’re able to breathe and move, we have value.  If we wake up each day with a sense of purpose; if we take time to listen; if we lift others up with … Continue reading

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IN A FOG

There are days when things just don’t make any sense.  In fact every day seems to become enveloped with a thick fog that could eventually consume us and leave us hopeless.  We look for answers, we strive for contentment, we … Continue reading

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DON’T GIVE UP

Sunday – a day which starts a new week.  What better way to begin, than to go and worship the One who created this world. He has His finger on the pulse of our land.  He knows what we need … Continue reading

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FIND YOUR BLESSINGS

There are days when nothing seems to go right.  If there is one good thing, it’s totally hidden by the garbage of all the yucky stuff.  Sometimes we simply have to take time to search out our blessings.  Too bad … Continue reading

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WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

Why do bad things happen to good people?  It’s a hard question to answer in a world that’s full of ugliness, hunger, pain, inhumanity,  brutal death or hardship.  It’s especially hard to answer for a Christian, because it’s assumed that … Continue reading

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AGING AIN’T FOR SISSYS

I guess you could say I’m beginning to resemble my computer.  It’s about time for a new one.  I’ve been hanging on to this one for too many years, it’s paid for and without a doubt it will be outdated soon. The next … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Trees contain the swirling power of a raging creek after a storm, They stand at attention and then bow as they receive a cold splash of refreshment, Branches whisper to each passing droplet, As if speaking a … Continue reading

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RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

A favorite story for generations is “The Wizard of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum.  The story deals with  characters in search of something they already possess.  In a way our lives are much like this fanciful tale. We go … Continue reading

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LIVE IN ME

Before each nerve was sewn, or breath of life inspired, Before each muscle formed, or potter’s clay was fired, He knew me even then.  His hand was on my heart, He shaped me with His power.  With Him I’ll never … Continue reading

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PRAY

   Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being heard or if they even matter?  When you think about it, there are over seven billion people in the world.  Not all of them pray, but if even half of … Continue reading

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LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT PARENTING

Proverbs 29:15 – The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame. Today is Dr. Benjamin Spock’s birthday. This popular author of the 1960s became famous with his best selling book on childrearing.  His … Continue reading

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SECRET HIDING PLACE

Do you still have a secret hiding place – a special place known only to you where you can find complete aloneness?  When we’re children we may find a place that’s just perfect.  It’s your special place, reserved for that game … 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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WHERE CAN I GO?

We all have special places of refuge – a quiet sanctuary, a peaceful meadow, a glorious forest, the mountains.  It’s a place we go when the world is just too much to bear – where we can hide for a while … Continue reading

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LIFE

Has life become just another commodity with little value? Has humanity so quickly forgotten the price that was paid for it? Have we come full circle in our quest for peace?  History repeating itself? Each day on this planet is … Continue reading

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SHAKE IT OFF

We often go along day by day, thinking things will get better, only to be battered and bumped with some new problem.  We could be smothered by those instances or we can rise above them with God’s help.  Through the … Continue reading

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