Category Archives: New Year

HOW ARE THOSE RESOLUTIONS WORKING FOR YOU?

Sad, but true, most of us make resolutions to change our lives in some way or another, only to fall victim to the same bad habits within a day or two.  In some ways, it’s kind of like our relationship … Continue reading

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DAYS OF AULD LANG SYNE

“Old long ago” is the literal meaning of this phrase which usually shows up once a year. We hear it sung as a huge crystal ball is lowered in Times Square.  The title could be loosely interpreted as “in days gone … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A 360 DEGREE TURN AROUND

We stand on the cusp of a new year.  My dad would’ve hit the century mark in 2019, but he went to heaven far too early.  We look back at the things that happened during 2018. We’ll see a lot … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

You never begin a new life. It’s a mistake to think that you end one part of your life and start another as if there’s no continuity. Rudy Giuliani When Lot’s wife looked back the smoldering cities of Sodom and … Continue reading

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DON’T YOU JUST HATE LISTS?

Soon 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 behavior – become more … Continue reading

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HAPPY RENEW YEAR

I have ongoing issues with my phone, especially when I’m trying to type a message.  Usually I hit the wrong key and spell check changes the word completely and makes me look like a complete idiot to the one receiving … Continue reading

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MY YEAR IN REVIEW

As I look back at the year 2017, I do so with wild anticipation for a new one. Actually the past year was filled with far more blessings than problems, yet the fact of growing older has no genuine amount … 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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MY LIFE – THE SEQUEL

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”  T.S. Eliot Several years ago I wrote an autobiography called, “Stages – a Memoir.”  The book was written mainly for my family as a record of my … Continue reading

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WHERE EAGLES SOAR

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The year drags to an end, bringing with it a load of baggage, Times filled with angst, depression and frustration, But those things are all easily consumed by the Creator of the universe, … Continue reading

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WHAT A YEAR!

From now until December 31st, we will be inundated with the year in review.  If you believe everything in the media, these news tidbits (fake or true) will be enough of a downer for anyone.  We’ll be more than ready … Continue reading

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FORGET ABOUT IT OR FUHGEDDABOUTIT

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE DARKNESS

As we say goodbye to another year – to all the past sins, mistakes and blunders – take heart in the everlasting light that takes away every blot.  We have a clean slate because of that light – the one … Continue reading

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NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE

As we wind down another year, our natural tendency is to look back at the mistakes we made –  the goals we missed – the lost opportunities – the habits we didn’t break.  We look forward to a clean slate and … Continue reading

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HUMILITY

Back in the ’80s, Mac Davis wrote a song called, “Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”  Everyone thought the lyrics were nonsensical, because to be humble means putting yourself on the low end of the totem pole. Being humble in the 21st … Continue reading

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New Year – New Life

Opening up a new year like a gift from one now passed. Searching for solutions for mistakes that have been cast. Trying hard to change the errors we have skewed. Looking up with hope again. Our lives will be renewed. … Continue reading

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MOVE ON

To many, New Year’s Eve is a time for a do-over.  We all have things we want to change or make better in the future.  In fact, every day should really be considered an opportunity to begin fresh. Why wait until … Continue reading

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