Category Archives: Religion

PREPARE THE WAY . . .

My relative, Elizabeth had a child shortly before my Son was born.  It was quite astounding since she was way beyond child bearing years.  However, this was all part of God’s amazing plan for the world.  When her son, John … Continue reading

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SUNRISE – SUNSET

The little boy I watched grow from a tiny, helpless infant was now a strong , young man with confidence in His step, determination on His face and love in His heart.  It was difficult to understand how such an ordinary child … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – BIRTH

Original art by Paul T. Boecher©”Ospreys” The circle of life is a process of waiting patiently, learning, growing and learning some more and finally death.  When new life occurs in the animal kingdom it can be simply the propagation of … Continue reading

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AND SO IT BEGINS …

40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the … Continue reading

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LOVE WITHOUT EXPECTATION

In this season of Lent – repentance is the key thought – humbling ourselves before our God – asking for His forgiveness for our sinful ways – giving thanks for His gift of salvation.  Because of these things, we may want to sacrifice … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Throughout Old Testament history we hear about ashes being used as a sign of total repentance to God.  In Job 42:3–6, Job says to God: “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye … Continue reading

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TEN GREAT BIBLE VERSES ON LOVE

Song of Solomon 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices! Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also … Continue reading

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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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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

Not long ago, the Powerball Lottery passed the billion dollar mark and everyone was scampering to win a lifetime of happiness.  People enter sweepstakes or frequent casinos for that one chance to live on Easy Street. We all have hidden desires for wealth.  Wouldn’t it be nice … Continue reading

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LAUGH & THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU

A child’s laughter is one of the sweetest sounds in the world.  Laughter from an elderly person with no teeth can be just as gratifying.  Laughter can also indicate embarrassment, frustration or even panic.  Laughter can trigger all kinds of emotions, but one thing … Continue reading

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HOW’S MY PRAYER LIFE?

As a redeemed child of God, I should have no problem communicating with Him, but as a child of the world I often put off or dismiss my need for prayer.  I don’t always want to bother Him with my … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – GOD’S WILL

One of the hardest things we do in life is surrender to the will of God.  We can never be like Him.  The separation was made in the Garden of Eden.  We can, however, find peace in letting go and … Continue reading

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TRUE FREEDOM

Have we changed at all in these past 50 years?  Is that mountainside ringing out freedom for all races and religions?  Are we still battling the hatred and anger against one another, rather than learning to live together as brothers? When … Continue reading

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MY SURE DEFENSE

If you’re a defense attorney and you have doubts about your client’s innocence, it will be difficult for you to come up with a convincing defense. Even if there is a tiny amount of circumstantial evidence, that’s all you have to … Continue reading

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GETTING OLD

I’ve been thinking about the aging process a lot lately.  Many of our friends have passed away over the past months.  Many are struggling with difficult diseases.  Some are entering their retirement years with failed 401k plans or little in … Continue reading

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A LIFE RESTORED

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© What happened to days of our untethered youth When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the life I have sown?   Our … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS OF SUMMER

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© On these particularly cold, winter mornings of below zero temps and frosted window panes, it’s nice to look back at the beauty of emerald grasses, wildflowers and brilliant blue, clear water.  I am blessed … Continue reading

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ON BEING A WINNER

I’m originally a Wisconsin girl, so my heart was happy when the home team, the Green Bay Packers won yesterday.  Spending most of my adult life in Minnesota, I was sad to see the Vikings lose by such a close … Continue reading

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CLOTHES FROM GOD

As I get ready for another theater production, it means it’s time to sew. Often I will prick my finger on a pin or my eyes will get tired after a long day of costume construction. Once my sewing machine … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT?

Those of us old fogeys in our 70s can laugh at this joke.  Some in their 50s and 60s might chuckle a little, but to those in their 30s and 40s, this is no laughing matter.  When Social Security was … Continue reading

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