Category Archives: Inspiration

A FIRM FOUNDATION

“And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J. K. Rowling We’ve all had those points in life, when we hit bottom.  Our life seems to fall apart and there’s no where to turn.  … Continue reading

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WOO HOO, IT’S SATURDAY!

  Well, you’ve made it through another week.  You may not have accomplished everything on your plate, but you came through reasonably unscathed.  Now it’s time for some rest and relaxation, but before that, take a moment to thank God … Continue reading

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WELCOME MONDAY, AGAIN

Last week, my Monday post was all about welcoming the first day of the work week, with enthusiasm.  A new week means a fresh start – and oh what a week it was. Last Monday, President Trump delivered remarks at … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE …

The power we hold as women cannot be measured in the size of a paycheck.  Women have been holding the keys to true strength from the beginning of time.  When I hear some complain that life isn’t giving them a … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF THEATRE

The week after Easter, my cast of 24 children will get on stage and present THE MAD ADVENTURES OF MR. TOAD.  Some magic is occurring right before our eyes.  The kids memorize lines, learn songs and dances and they are … Continue reading

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SECOND CHANCE, AGAIN!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.  And to make an end is to make a beginning.”  T.S. Eliot “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

We’re quickly approaching the end of another year. It’s time to pack up everything that happened in 2017 and add it to annals of history, but is it really a good idea to simply look ahead?  We can learn much … Continue reading

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CRUSHED BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE

Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is … Continue reading

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LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

A RERUN FROM LAST YEAR ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Last night. as I drove home from the country, I half expected to have a deer jump out into the darkened roads.  The sun goes down much earlier now and … 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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GOALS

Mondays are great for setting new goals, fulfilling old ones and just starting over.  Maybe you failed at that diet you promised to stay on last week – try again.  I’ve tried this for 75 years and it still doesn’t work.  You … Continue reading

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CARVING A PATH

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY RAMBLINGS

I, like many, had my doubts when I went to vote last November.  I wasn’t convinced in my heart of hearts that my decision to vote for Donald Trump was the sagest idea I ever had.  He was brash, earthy, condescending … Continue reading

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DAYS SO QUICKLY PASS …

For many children across the land, school has resumed.  Kids, now tanned by the summer sun will don their back to school clothes and prepare for another school year.  My granddaughter will embark on her first year of high school … 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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HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT

I’d like to say, that after 75 years of living, I am an example of what a good mother should be. I’d like to say that, but unfortunately I’d be lying.  Everything I did as a parent was merely by … Continue reading

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BE A LIGHT IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 7/12/14 Edith Wharton was a  writer from the late 18th to the early 19h Century who came from a life of privilege.  One of her contemporaries was Theodore Roosevelt.  The fact that she came from a wealthy … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE …

When the United States declared its independence over 200 years ago, the words were carefully thought out and determined by men of character, high moral conduct and intelligence. The words which have stood the test of time, begin with the … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR CHILDREN

Generally we have children because it’s a way of sharing our love for each other and through that love, we’re giving love to these new little people who are inhabiting our lives. What they don’t tell you, when you become … Continue reading

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FAILURE FACE

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Charlie Brown.  He is the ultimate failure – according to Lucy, who of course knows everything.  The reason I like Charlie so much is that he reminds me of me.  … Continue reading

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