Category Archives: peace

PRESCRIPTION FOR JOY

Our world is too full of pain, trials, misunderstandings, hatred, fear and every other negative you can imagine.  So much energy is spent on tragedy that there’s barely any time for a good belly laugh.  When we get mired in … Continue reading

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LIPSTICK ON A PIG

There’s a thing floating around on Facebook these days.  If everyone posts fine art instead of political rhetoric on their sites, it will flood Facebook with beauty instead of the other stuff.  I admit, I got suckered into it too.  … Continue reading

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SACRED TEARS

As we grow older, we expect to attend more and more funerals.  This life is short, but for those who have been purchased and ransomed by God’s own Son, it doesn’t end there Today we’re attending a funeral of a young man, … Continue reading

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CONTENTMENT

New hydrangea bush, planted yesterday – still blooming and so am I. “Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a … Continue reading

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IS TRUE PEACE POSSIBLE?

It seems each day brings more and more news of wars and terrorism.  Even in the safety of our  homes we are exposed to an evil world of hatred and anger.  It’s pretty hard to find any peace of mind when everything around … Continue reading

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VIGILANTE JUSTICE

A vigilante is defined by Webster as a person who is not an officer of the law, who pursues and punishes a wrongdoer or criminal.  In other words, someone who takes the law into his own hands. Society today has … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Trees contain the swirling power of a raging creek after a storm, They stand at attention and then bow as they receive a cold splash of refreshment, Branches whisper to each passing droplet, As if speaking a … Continue reading

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KATHY RANT

There are times when Maxine has wisdom beyond her years.  Good heavens, did I really say that?  I must be about the same age so I guess I’m allowed to express my opinion occasionally.  Lately I’ve found myself sitting down … Continue reading

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THE TANGLES OF EVERY DAY

We’ve been striving to downsize our life for the past few years, by weeding through a lifetime of things, memories and junk that continue to clutter and often get in the way of doing that. We continue to work at our jobs even … Continue reading

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A LITTLE HOUSE

Original art painted plein air by Paul T. Boecher© A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, … Continue reading

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TIME FOR CONTEMPLATION

He always found comfort on the Mount of Olives.  It was like a sanctuary for Him -a  place to think things through – to plan – to rest – to pray. Soon he would begin his final journey to the … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

Original art by Paul T. Boecher © Soon this leaf cluttered green turned to the white of winter, bringing the solace of an icy, glimmering peace.  We live life fully in the spring and rage through the heat of summer.  Each season has its … Continue reading

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PERSECUTION – IS IT EVER A GOOD THING?

We see the headlines every day – beheadings, dissection of human limbs from living bodies  – a disgusting display of hatred upon one group of people because of their beliefs.  Persecution is nothing new.  It’s man’s way of showing disdain for other … 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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PUT THE BEST CONSTRUCTION ON IT 

   How can there be opportunity in tragedy?  How do you make something good out of an excruciatingly painful situation?  How do you find a silver lining when your life is filled with nothing but stormy skies?   It’s not … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

    40 days had passed since his brutally crushed body was raised from death and He appeared to His followers.  Some thought He was a ghost, others doubted it was Him.  In that short span of time, He proved that … Continue reading

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WHERE CAN I GO?

We all have special places of refuge – a quiet sanctuary, a peaceful meadow, a glorious forest, the mountains.  It’s a place we go when the world is just too much to bear – where we can hide for a while … Continue reading

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AND THEY’RE OFF!

   I don’t think there’s a person in our country that doesn’t know the 2016 presidential race is now officially underway.  The first potential female president threw her hat into the ring via a tweet and social media has exploded … Continue reading

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HE BELONGS TO THE AGES

He knew his time was drawing near. His little band of men and a handful of followers went back to Bethany to spend one more day with his friends.  It seemed appropriate.  He had spent many happy hours in their home.  When … Continue reading

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THE MOUNT OF OLIVES

It’s located just outside the city of Jerusalem.  The garden below was a designated cemetery for the Jewish people.  Many of them are buried there.  My son seemed to find solace in that place.  He spent much of his time … Continue reading

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