Category Archives: Inspiration

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

I’m a sucker for musical theatre. There’s nothing like someone bursting into song and dance for no particular reason. Music can ease some of the pain we face each day – whether it be physical or mental. Old Testament, David, … Continue reading

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I MISS THE HUGS

It used to be that hugs were natural.  Now we must be careful not to send the wrong message.  Social distancing has made it impossible to show affection, to encourage or show concern with an embrace.  We’ should be conscious … Continue reading

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TAKE A BREATH & COUNT TO TEN

“Take a breath and count to ten.”  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  It sometimes works with children, but what about  adults?  How do we control our anger when faced with so much of it every day?  … Continue reading

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HOW HAS LIFE TURNED OUT FOR YOU?

There was a day when I wondered what my lot in life would be.  I’ve often dreamed dreams which could be interpreted as bizarre, frightening and downright dark.  There have been other dreams too.  The ones that show a world … Continue reading

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TURN IT OVER

There’s no doubt about it.  We live in a crummy world. We can choose to make a difference, to change things, to sit around and fret about it, to hide ourselves from it or we can rid ourselves of the … Continue reading

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DON’T MESS WITH MR. IN BETWEEN

It was 1945.  I was only three years old and didn’t know much about war.  I didn’t understand hate.  I didn’t know what it was all about, but I did love the music of that time period.  My parents both … Continue reading

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ONE DAY AT A TIME

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom As each day passes, I have come to realize that every one of them is a blessing from above.  Not because tomorrow will … Continue reading

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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

The tales told in the past repeat themselves on a daily basis. The classic story of Romeo & Juliet has been retold in different ways, genres and locations. What is it about these plot lines that draw us in? The … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean – “Les Miserables” Our nights seem to already be growing longer and it’s only been two days since the time change.   Add to that the fact … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE TOLERANT?

Tolerance is described in the dictionary as a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry. The opposite of being tolerant is to be narrow minded, unbending, … Continue reading

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PAINTING IDOLS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER This morning, John, the eclectic contrarian, spoke about television as being an idol in today’s society.  It made me think of the ancients and their idols.  I’m posting a few of the … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IN DARKNESS LAY

Can you imagine a world in complete darkness? It may seem that the haze covering our earth and intermingling with our thoughts, fears and dreams has shrouded our thinking and even our way of life.  When God plagued Egypt in … Continue reading

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YOU CAN PUSH ME DOWN, BUT I WILL GET UP

When my kids were little, there was an inflatable toy made to look like anther person.  It was weighted in the bottom so that when you pushed it down it would pop right back up again.  It entertained the children for a … Continue reading

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INHERITED STRENGTH

As I look back on my life I can see the influence of several strong women.  My mother was a rock.  She married the love of her life at the age of 18 and two years later I was born.  … Continue reading

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THE AGONY OF DE FEET!

I remember it well. I was nearing twenty. The twist was the dance of the day.  A new band from across the pond was making its way to the US.  I fell somewhere between Elvis and the Beatles and never lowered myself to swooning … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”                   Winston Churchill What is your legacy?  Do you have a great fortune to leave your children?  Will you be thought well of when you … Continue reading

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THE GREAT I AM

  ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A few years ago, my husband Paul, was commissioned to paint a mural in the commons area of our church’s Christian Day School.  The mural was the center piece of several … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE STORMS

Up in the land of 10,000 lakes today, the skies are filling with an abundance of different kinds of clouds.  It’s always quite interesting to see a storm come together, starting with layers of many clouds in shades of grey.  … Continue reading

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AM I LOSING IT?

Have you ever felt like you’re completely losing it?  I know part of this has to do with the aging process, but I can recall days in my own childhood when I thought I was going a little crazy.  There … Continue reading

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