Category Archives: Inspiration

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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PUT ALLELUIA AWAY FOR A WHILE

Last Sunday, during the children’s message, our pastor invited them to each take a piece of paper upon which was written the word ‘ALLELUIA.”  They were instructed to hold on to them until the end of the service when they … Continue reading

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TUMBLING DOWN

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Revelation 14:2 “And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists … Continue reading

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SILENT FRIDAY

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We all seek a place where we can run and hide from the pressures of daily living, but there is nothing hidden from the One who created us. When we come to … Continue reading

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EACH ONE UNIQUE

This year all the snow we generally receive over the course of winter, has dropped more than sufficiently in just one month – which has just begin. Winter in Minnesota lasts for about six months, so we need to find … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A BATH

Bath time for little ones is a time of great enjoyment, because it means undivided attention from a parent who needs to be on hand to make sure the child is safe. It works that way when an elderly parent … Continue reading

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HEART REPLACEMENT

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPENED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He sits there as if he were part of the tree.  His eyes pierce through the darkness as the sun cuts a path through the forest.  Deep, intent eyes, in search of … Continue reading

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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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