Category Archives: peace

SATURDAY SOLACE

PEACE IN THE VALLEY Trees absorb 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 silent prayer … Continue reading

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EASTER MEMORIES

I recall the times when we would get all dolled up for Easter. Even the term, “dolled up,” is kind of telling. We put on our best. We wore brand, new clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and other adornments to celebrate … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TRUE PEACE?

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© When life engulfs you with anger and rage – when you struggle with fear and temptation, Turn your mind to the glory of God’s written page – He will heal you and give you salvation. Though your days … Continue reading

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CAN THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH?

Traffic sounds rumble early on a frosty morning.  The crash of box cars echoes from the tracks.  People running here and there with so much to accomplish and so little time.  You become invisible in a sea of bodies rushing – … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

  Our morning devotion had to do with Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.” After a night of neighborhood noise and … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

I consider myself to have been richly blessed with many special acquaintances on this planet. Of course my family is number one – my husband, my three children and their better halves along with their children and countless pets. I’ve … Continue reading

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MISTY MONDAY MORNING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun lazily rises behind the sleepy little town, Kissing the rooftops with filtered light, Seeping through the trees and tickling the leaves, A misty haze still holds the remnants of overnight … Continue reading

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MUST I DIE TO HAVE PEACE?

Are you in search of peace?  The world seems to have been looking for it for a very long time, yet wars continue – tempers flare – hatred, anger and power all add to our daily lives causing us to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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