Category Archives: repentance

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!

Our house has been pretty free of the morning, noon and evening news for the past month or two.  It’s been a refreshing change.  There’s something about the news that puts us into a bad mood.  There’s so much of … Continue reading

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IF WE REPENT …

Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things,     and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not … Continue reading

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AROUND AND AROUND

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When I feel alone and troubled, By the cares of this world, I turn to You, When I think I can no longer endure, The jabs and punches of life, I … Continue reading

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SEASON OF REPENTANCE

The season of Lent is almost here and yet do we know why we celebrate? Traditionally many think it’s a time for us to give something up – make a sacrifice for our wrongdoing.  Others look at it as the … Continue reading

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GROVEL, GROVEL

Last year on this day, I wrote a post about groveling.  Today has been busy, with church this morning, searching for a house this afternoon and shopping for a week long musical theater camp with kids 5 to 13.  So … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY!

Even through our heartache and failures, God peppers our lives with humor and joy.  He spices up the mix by providing us with embarrassing situations which bring us off our pedestals.  He shows us His love when He gives us … Continue reading

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STORMS

Standing alone in a storm as wind tears through the trees is not only frightening, but lacks wisdom. Our bodies grow tense, the adrenaline flows and all our emotions explode into a cavalcade of fear. The branches entangle and caress one another. … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN

When a child open’s his eyes for the first time and really looks into yours, the connection begins.  As they grow, their lives continue to have an impact on us.  We remember the details of the every day stuff – the … Continue reading

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LIFE IN CHRIST – PEACE IN DEATH

The world is not the place for me.  I long to be in heaven. When thoughts like that invade my mind, I need to be forgiven. God didn’t make me to want death.  He chose me as His own. He … Continue reading

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YOU LOVE ME, A SINNER!

You beckon me before your throne.  I have no plea to give. My sins are far too many.  I don’t deserve to live, But still you call to me.  You tell me it’s all right, You promise that you’ve carried me from darkness into … Continue reading

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LOVE MEANS SAYING YOU’RE SORRY

Personal relationships should always be truthful, but an intimate relationship with God begins with laying all our sins at His feet.  We should do this, not because He isn’t completely aware of our mistakes, but because He wants us to see our … Continue reading

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DO OVER DAYS

Mondays are great do over days.  We’ve been refreshed through worship and praise.  We have a new week ahead of us – new challenges to face – dreams to fulfill.  When we begin anew, we have to face the possibility … Continue reading

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ARE YOU WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS?

As the Israelites journeyed in the wilderness, their faith was tested more than once.  Their constant grumbling must’ve been like an aggravating dripping faucet to the King of Creation.  During this time, He led them out of the captivity of Egypt, … Continue reading

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TAKE MY HEART

My heart Is stained with darkness. There is no good in me. I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, but still, He loves me. I continue to turn my back on Him, but He won’t leave me. I put my trust in … Continue reading

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A WORK OF ART

A lump of clay – no life – unanimated – uninspired, Left to the hands of the Potter. He pushes and prods with the strength of His hands. He manipulates with the tenderness of His fingers And creates something recognizable. … Continue reading

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PASSING THE BUCK

I blame you, You blame someone else, They blame another and eventually it comes back to me. Maybe it would save a lot of time and trouble If I took responsibility in the first place. KATHY BOECHER

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IT’S NOT MY FAULT!

We have become a generation of blame gamers.  Of course, blaming someone else for our actions isn’t new, but it seems to be making a huge comeback.  I used to have a computer that would exclaim, “It’s not my fault” whenever … Continue reading

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