Category Archives: Religion

SING TO THE LORD

I spent weeks at my grandparents’ farm in the summer and am reminded of the crackling sound of the radio whining out some of those ancient spiritual songs of woe. I guess you could call them the blues of the country. Grandma … Continue reading

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A CHILL IN THE AIR

Winter has officially arrived in my neck of the woods with the snow filled skies opening on our “new” old house.  I love the frosty, fluffy, white stuff as long as I don’t have to go anywhere.  The fresh blanket … Continue reading

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RE-PURPOSED

“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” Billy Crystal   I believe I’ve been given a second chance – again.  Each day is time to … Continue reading

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THE END!

OK it wasn’t the best movie ever, but the title was catchy.  The funniest part about “The End,” was when Burt Reynolds tried to make a deal with God – promising to give Him a certain percentage of his income … Continue reading

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NOTE TO YOUNG AND OLD

 PROVERBS 2:29  “The glory of young men is their strength,     but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” I’ve talked about how important it is for kids to know they have value.  The same is true for us old … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, LORD

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 8/24/14 Thank you, Lord, for giving me breath and life and for your gift of the Holy Spirit which has been working within me since my baptism. Each day you provide all that I need for … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

God’s timing is certainly not the same as ours.  Our every day is pigeon holed into to-do lists, work, appointments, vacation time, workouts, meals and other activities.   We  like things to be organized and well planned – but we often forget that … Continue reading

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TROUBLE!

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 7/06/14 Some folks think that becoming a Christian means gaining complete freedom from all our troubles. Not true! In fact, God never promised any of us a rose garden. Well, He gave us a perfect garden, … Continue reading

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TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL

Today children often learn more about life from the internet, their peers and the world than thefrom their immediate family.  We’ve strayed as a nation from the truths of the Bible and our desires to create the “perfect world” for our children … Continue reading

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GOOD SHEPHERD

Yesterday we celebrated Good Shepherd Sunday in our church.  The image of Jesus as the shepherd of a wayward flock has always been of great comfort to me.  We used the 23rd Psalm as the focus of both of our mothers’ … Continue reading

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ROD & REPROOF

Dr. Benjamin Spock, was one a best selling author of the 1960s with his book on childrearing.  His ideas were mind blowing to most older parents.  He suggested letting a child cry a while before picking them up and holding them.  He advocated permissiveness over hard discipline such … Continue reading

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ANSWERED PRAYERS

Sometimes it seems like God isn’t listening, even when our prayers are constant.  There are days when you don’t know what to pray for, because the world is in such a mess and it doesn’t seem that there’s any hope … Continue reading

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A BOTTLE FULL OF TEARS

A while back, I was trying to convince my granddaughter to put her crabby thoughts into a crabby box and forget about them.  She laughed at the image and it got her smiling again for the moment. Wouldn’t it be nice if … Continue reading

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OUR TIME OF GRACE

When we take our first breath, we begin a time of grace. For nine months we’ve been safely tucked in our mom’s womb, protected by her body and sheltered from the ugliness of the world. When we emerge from the boundaries of … Continue reading

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ANGER AND RAGE AND HATE, OH MY!

He tells it like it is and even though he’s not the average politician, he’s followed by those who have held their anger with the government within.  They yearn for new leadership without the ties to an overly corrupt body of administrators.  … Continue reading

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BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

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FORGIVENESS

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throne And look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone, Our pain is nothing next to His, our wounds are all … Continue reading

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GOD WITH US!

My mind overflowed with memories.  There was day when I was first approached by the Angel of the Lord.  “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall … Continue reading

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SOLITUDE

Original art by Paul. T. Boecher© We all seek a place where we can run and hide from the pressures of daily living, but there is nothing hidden from the One who created us. When we come to Him in … Continue reading

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MEMORIES

Memories can surface when we least expect them. There are times we tuck them away knowing they have value, but you aren’t quite sure what it is until you need it the most.  My thoughts were swimming with thoughts of my boy. … Continue reading

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