Category Archives: Religion

RANDOM THOUGHT – PURSUIT

Original art by Paul Boecher© Psalm 56:2 “Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.” Every day we’re set upon by the enemy.  It can be the fear of … Continue reading

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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 – OBEDIENCE

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© If trees could talk, I wonder what they’d say.  A gnarly, burled old tree might have a lot to talk about.  It’s been part of the forest for a long time.  It’s seen plenty of … 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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HE DIED FOR US LET’S LIVE FOR HIM

There’s so much meat in the book of Hebrews for the new Christian, but lots of side dishes for the old one too.  Paul was a man dedicated to persecuting Christians.  He was determined to nip this heresy in the bud.  He witnessed the … Continue reading

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RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

A favorite story for generations is “The Wizard of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum.  The story deals with  characters in search of something they already possess.  In a way our lives are much like this fanciful tale. We go … 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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