Category Archives: marriage

THE MAN UNDER THE HAT

The fellow in this picture bears no resemblance to the man of today.  He went through many stages of hairstyles during his time.  This one was the beginning of his Bob Ross look, but it was before Bob ever became … Continue reading

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SPECIAL GIFTS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When you’re married to an artist, life is full of wonderful surprises.  I’ve forgotten the occasion, but many years ago, when income was meager and there was no room in the budget for … Continue reading

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ROAD WARRIORS

We arrived safely in Nashville, TN last evening after two days of pretty intensive driving.  I guess we now qualify as road warriors.  Each day seemed to be filled with clouds, which made it easier to travel, but those clouds … Continue reading

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EVERLASTING LOVE

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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HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

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 IS LOVE?

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The art in this post doesn’t really have to do with love, but I love it.  Reminiscent of Northwest Coast art, and if you use your imagination, you can actually see … Continue reading

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THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

52 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams.  He didn’t come on a white horse.  He didn’t promise me a life of luxury.  He had become my best friend in high school at the age of 14.  … Continue reading

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MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND

Yesterday, as I watched my husband vigorously lift and haul things out of our basement, my heart jumped for joy.  These past few years he’s undergone treatment for prostate cancer as well as enduring a small stroke.  He’s always had … Continue reading

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THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  52 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams.  He didn’t come on a white horse.  He didn’t promise me a life of luxury.  He had become my best friend in high school at the age of … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR MY HUSBAND

The touch of your hand, the power behind the hugs you give, The joy I receive when I see you smile and know you’ have peace, The feeling I get when you come home from a trip away from home, … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE

In love a man was given breath and flesh and blood and bones, A creature fashioned by God’s perfect hand. It soon became apparent that he shouldn’t walk alone, So God created woman from the rib of that first man. … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUSBAND

Who knew I would be chosen by you? Who knew that our lives would blend into one With separate physical bodies, but tied together for a lifetime? Who knew you would become a man of integrity, a husband, a dad? … Continue reading

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TWO SOULS THAT BEAT AS ONE

As children we learn about love from our parents.  As toddlers we start to experience love from others.  Once in school, we might become madly in love with our kindergarten teacher or the child in the next seat.  When we move into … Continue reading

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Falling Short

The mom who expects her child rearing to be flawless – the dad who struggles to make a decent salary – the teen who tries to fit in – the grandma who has tried every wrinkle cream in the book … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY!

We are all sinners. We have proven that in our daily walk.  Even when our intentions are good, our inmost being is being tempted by the father of lies.  The devil is eager to eat us up. Sounds pretty hopeless?  … Continue reading

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WHO KNOWS?

“Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:  As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. ” Ecclesiastes 9:12 Today, as the … Continue reading

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SPECIAL TIME WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL

There is something amazing about being a grandparent. It doesn’t only have to do with pride and a feeling of accomplishment, but is almost like having a second chance at motherhood. My grand daughter and I had a special time this weekend.  … Continue reading

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WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE

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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DOES HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

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 muddled, it was … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

We all have a certain amount of drama in our lives.  Many have more than most.  Some lead rather normal lives and some never experience anything dramatic at all.  When you think about it, everything in our lives has some … Continue reading

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