Category Archives: Inspiration

FAMILY REUNIONS

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings – time when people travel great distances to be with those they grew up with, disagreed with, competed with.  A Hallmark moment if ever there was one.  How many times have you gone … Continue reading

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ELECTRIFIED

At this time of year, something weird happens to human hair.  Static electricity winds its way into our frost laden prairie.  No amount of hair spray or styling products can fully eliminate it.  Hair simply does its own thing.  The … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP?

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Are you ready to reveal yourself to God? Do you know what that means? Have you given thought to the future, beyond death? Where do you think you will spend eternity? Does it … Continue reading

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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

  ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world … Continue reading

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QUIET TIME

“Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.” Florida Scott-Maxwell I remember it as plain as day – grandma’s … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Think of what it was like in the 16th century, before the printing press was invented.   Folks had to rely on word of mouth for their information and by the time they got it, it was so distorted, it was … Continue reading

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MONDAY PRAYER

Good morning, Heavenly Father.  I just want to thank you for getting me through the past week.  There were some surprises along the way – both good and bad, but you’ve taught me to accept these things and know that you’re … Continue reading

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I COULD NEVER DO THAT

They stood by Him for three years.  The One who called them was like none other they’d ever known.  Following Him left no question.  He was charismatic yet gentle.  His voice held confidence.  His mission seemed so important to them.  They … Continue reading

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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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