Category Archives: Inspiration

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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GROWING OLD TOGETHER

The first year of marriage is a time of learning the most intimate thoughts about the one you love. It means discovering that he hasn’t yet learned to put the toilet seat down and she doesn’t roll up the toothpaste … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF AUTUMN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Sunlight rises through skeletal remnants of trees that once were lush with a canopy of green. The sunshade turns from hues of chartreuse and emerald to rust, gold and crimson. The demise … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

Original post from 8/21/2014  One of the many photo ops on social media is to post a picture from your past on Thursdays. Maybe the photo is from a time before you knew them and you wouldn’t recognize that person … 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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BACK IN THE GROOVE

You have all probably seen Paul’s paintings on my blog.  Occasionally I’ve posted some of his carving work.  After he was diagnosed with cancer (now in remission) and endured a small stroke, he put the chisel and hammer aside for … Continue reading

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WHEN SKIES ARE CLOUDY & GREY

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.”   John Muir We’ve had a … Continue reading

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MONDAY OPTIMISM

As I look out my window this morning, the dew hangs heavy in the morning light.  The tiny sign of new growth forces its way to greet the sun – longing for that welcome warmth that comes from God’s own hand.  … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS YOUR WEEK LIKE?

Most everywhere you go these days, there are those with crabby faces who seem to bring everyone down with them.  There are times when it’s almost better to stay home in isolation.  However, I enjoy being with other people.  I don’t … Continue reading

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