Category Archives: reflections

RANDOM THOUGHT – FROST

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Sparkling facets of frost, scraped from windshields to get a clear view of the road, but do we take time to really inspect the beauty of it? The tiny patterns etched into ice by the … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

Original Art by Paul T. Boecher© There was no room for the child to be born in the inn.  Is there room in our hearts for Him today?  Open the door.

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I LOVE MY DOG GAGE

Our dog is a Llewellyn Setter going on seven years old. It took him more than six years to warm up to us. Perhaps it’s because of his British lineage that he’s a bit on the stuffy side. On the … Continue reading

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THE FARM

The path to the house was lined with a brigade of tall sentries. Each pine had been meticulously planted and nurtured for years. It was now their duty to protect the meager house from the elements. Once you reached the … Continue reading

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DON’T RUN AWAY

When life gets tough we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems too complicated to stay and go the course. We give in to selfish thinking, we give … 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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Just a baby boy

He was just a little baby boy, but like no other one. He fussed and cried like babies do, but this was God’s own Son. People came to see the King and found Him in a place Unlike all other … Continue reading

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THE PROTAGONIST

  He was like any ordinary little boy born with ten fingers and toes.  To His mother, more than a miracle – to His dad, a stepson who would definitely follow in His Father’s footsteps.  To the shepherds He was … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

The prophets had foretold it in ancient days gone by – How God made flesh would come to us and for our sins would die. A virgin would conceive Him, so God and man He’d be. In Bethlehem she bore … Continue reading

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Thy will – Not Mine

There are still mountains to climb – trails to forge – goals to be accomplished. So much to do before the earth consumes my flesh and I return to it. Where was this fire, this desire and zeal to serve … Continue reading

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Time Passing

Time rushes as torrents of rapid fire. Pushing seconds out of the way To comfort and relieve my heart’s desire to listen to the prayers I often pray. Then from God’s own mouth He whispers – take my hand and … Continue reading

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Fire

Crackling flames spit sparks onto the sides of a fire pit. Golden toasted marshmallows hang tightly to a green branch. The chill of winter invades your joints and consumes your breath. A fleecy blanket caresses your shoulders. You move closer. … Continue reading

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Hold My Hand

You hold my hand my heart goes all a flutter. Each time in our lives that you continue this simple yet intimate gesture. I feel safe – loved – comforted by your touch. It is my connection to you. You … Continue reading

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WE NEED TO CALL ON THE LORD!

We look at the things occurring in our world today – many times with hopelessness and apathy. We think we are powerless to do anything so we give up. Is this the spirit our nation was founded on? What if … Continue reading

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IN EVERYTHING, GIVE THANKS!

Americans will soon sit down to a sumptuous dinner and feast on foods served only on special occasions.  As we fill our tummies with goodies, let’s try to focus on those who don’t have such bounty. Maybe you are faced … Continue reading

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The Johnson Street Turkeys

I live in the northeast section of Minneapolis and for the past several years we’ve had a group of turkeys who have become part of the neighborhood. This fall, the size of their flock doubled. They’ve been known to chase … Continue reading

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Ready

The time is drawing near. Our battle soon is done. Our world no longer here, but with God’s only Son. So let us now prepare for pastures green and calm. Lift up our hearts in cheer and hold us in … Continue reading

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MONDAY – A NEW START

It’s the start of a new week so a good time to think about getting some of those tasks completed that didn’t get done last week, or last month, or last year.  It might be time to start the diet you … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS!

Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving in eleven days, but we’ll do so today.  Being Wisconsin natives, we have done so for the past fifty years.  In that state, the week of Thanksgiving is devoted to hunting – not turkeys, but the … Continue reading

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

There are moments when my confidence wanes – when fear gets in the way of the things that need to be said or done – when trepidation steps on my backbone – when My tongue gets tied into knots and words … Continue reading

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