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Being a Christian is not being part of an exclusive group of people who have received favor from God. Jesus tells us that His kingdom is in heaven, but His mission on earth was to redeem those who were lostTOn … Continue reading

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We sat, just the two of us, looking out upon the still waters, You held my hand in yours with strength and love, Two bodies, yet one, We’ve grown together from children into old age, Still the touch of your … Continue reading

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There is nothing in the world like a hug. It’s the only thing you get back the minute you give it away. To be cuddled in someone’s embrace is a wonderful feeling. When we are lonely, when we hurt, when … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER When the words you speak don’t cut it, when the pen can’t write them down, When you depend on other things to repair the thoughts you’ve sown, When your attempts to make … Continue reading

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When I was just a girl of seventeen, I received a valentine from a young man who had been a best friend since beginning high school. It included a handwritten version of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love sonnet.  At the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?  Sometimes people must live up to their name. Others may use their title to advance their career. For example, Prince Harry could easily profit from his past accomplishments and family influence – or he could lose … Continue reading

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One of the most difficult commandments from Jesus during His time on this planet is for us to love our enemies.  Of course it’s easy to love those who love us in return, but those who hate us and hurt … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF OUR DOG “GAGE” A RATHER SNOOTY LLEWELLEN SETTER I’ve written much about our dog Gage, but this is a special day, dedicated to doggies and I thought a good time to let you know how we’ve grown to … Continue reading

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Yesterday I tagged along with my artist husband to experience, first hand, what it’s like to paint outdoors.  Most of these excursions don’t produce final masterpieces, but are more of a study in light, shadows, feeling the environment and a … Continue reading

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When I met this man, we were just kids of 15, starting our first year of high school.  We became great friends and by the time we were seniors, we decided we liked each other a lot more than just … Continue reading

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Someone once told me that if you have something precious, and you don’t share it with others, you’re being selfish. That really makes sense, especially if you have a specific talent like singing, or writing or painting. If you keep … Continue reading

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Most of us don’t go into a relationship thinking it’s simply temporary.  We think long term, from here to eternity, everlasting kind of love. The kind of love that never ends, because your love is special. But every relationship here … Continue reading

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THIS POST ORIGINATED ON 10/24/14 AND HAS RECEIVED A LOTS OF HITS LATELY.  THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE WORTHY OF A REPOST. A sister is a person you can love with all your might, She’ll do most anything for you.  You trust her with … Continue reading

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When we give something of ourselves to benefit others, God tells us to do it with a loving heart. If there is any malice in the doing or giving, we aren’t doing it His way. His love is an example … Continue reading

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ORIGINALLY PAINTED BY KATHY BOECHER, WITH THE HELP OF MY BEST FRIEND, PAUL BOECHER© From the day we first met, there was something about you that made my heart smile, We enjoyed each other’s laughter and sense of humor all … Continue reading

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  Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.  So says the dictionary. Patience also means putting others needs ahead of our own.  It should be so easy, but our natural inclination … Continue reading

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   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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A time out is one way for kids to think about their behavior and how to change it.  We used to call it standing in the corner.  It would be great if adults could have time outs too – a little time to bathe … Continue reading

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There was a news story recently of a young girl with a disability who invited her classmates to her upcoming birthday, and was rejected by every single one.  Can you imagine her heartbreak and that of her loving parents?  It’s hard to realize … Continue reading

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I was just a young girl when my life was laid out for me.  A husband had been chosen.  We would soon be married and I could plan on having a family some day.  We would work hard for what … Continue reading

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