Category Archives: Life

RANDOM THOUGHT – FROST

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Sparkling facets of frost, scraped from windshields to get a clear view of the road, but do we take time to really inspect the beauty of it? The tiny patterns etched into ice by the … Continue reading

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REALITY?

I think it’s time for a reality show that actually shows normal people, living ordinary lives, going through difficulties, joys, fun times, laughter, silliness, death, illness, pain, grief. Thus it would be the life of moi and probably a lot … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, MOM

   My mom was my hero.  I gave her a run for her money and probably was the cause of her prematurely greying hair, but that didn’t deter her from taking anything she faced in life.  She didn’t hesitate to … Continue reading

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AIRPORT TIME

i had some time on my trip back home to do a little people watching at the airport.  When you think about it, we kind of become captives of the airlines, because we either have to wait forever or we … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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A MAN AND HIS DOG

I used to drive into town from the suburbs almost every day of the week. I’m usually like a deer with eyes fixed on the headlights. I don’t often notice what’s going on In my periphery. My eyes usually stay … Continue reading

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

   NEED I SAY MORE?

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INTERNATIONAL JUGGLERS’ DAY

There is a day designated for just about everything.  How appropriate that today is International Jugglers’ Day.  It’s only a few days after taxes are due, so we all are naturally thinking about how we can juggle things so we … Continue reading

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CHERISH THE LITTLE THINGS

We often set outlandish goals for ourselves and in so doing we often set ourselves up for failure.  We look through pictures on Pinterest and imagine gorgeous gardens in our backyards.  We buy the latest fashions, even though we really … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, JESUS!

My old body had become victim of a flu bug and I was unable to attend Good Friday services.  Instead I would have to view it on a podcast rather than in person.  It saddened me because this is such … Continue reading

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He was so much more

He walked among the people, He told them of God’s love.He came to walk within our shoes, from heaven up above.His words were new to those He taught, He spoke of love unknown,How every single sacrifice would not for sin … Continue reading

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WAITING

My life so far has been a great opportunity for me to grow closer to God. I consider it my time of grace. God has been patient with me. He knew before I did that I would have moments of … Continue reading

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WHERE LIES THE TREASURE?

Most of us like to hear stories about finding undiscovered treasures.  Some of the greatest books in literature, the most popular movies and exciting theme parks are based on the search for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  We … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT SMELL?

Peace officers are dying or getting injured in the line of duty. Men & women in the armed forces are still putting their lives on the line every day, despite the fact that our president says we are no longer … Continue reading

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions

So …. Three days until you and I will change the way we live. We will begin another diet – cut down on using electronic devices – spend more quality time with spouse or children – cut out some addictive … Continue reading

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Winter Warmth

Shortened days – lack of sunlight. Fields are white and streets now glazed. In the icy silence of a stolen breath, Through wild anticipation of lost moments soon remembered Anxiously we wait for one who promised he would come. In … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

The prophets had foretold it in ancient days gone by – How God made flesh would come to us and for our sins would die. A virgin would conceive Him, so God and man He’d be. In Bethlehem she bore … Continue reading

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My Identity

I am but a speck – a dot – an insignificant piece of the puzzle. My presence on this planet is nothing in comparison to others I will be remembered for no great accomplishments in the world’s eyes – no … Continue reading

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Thy will – Not Mine

There are still mountains to climb – trails to forge – goals to be accomplished. So much to do before the earth consumes my flesh and I return to it. Where was this fire, this desire and zeal to serve … Continue reading

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