Category Archives: Salvation

A MAN OF SORROWS

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”         Isaiah 53:3 Why did God allow this to happen?  … Continue reading

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JESUS, MY BROTHER

When we are in the throes of despair, When we think that all hope is gone, When our hearts feel empty and hopeless, That is when Jesus is the closest to us. He knows how we feel. He endured emotional … Continue reading

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HE WILL RETURN IN GLORY

Jesus was carried in His mother’s body on a simple beast of burden – a donkey – only 33 years prior to His entry into Jerusalem.  He came into the world in humility and left it in the same way, but He … Continue reading

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COME ON, SPRING!

Spring is having a hard time emerging in our part of the country, but there are signs that it won’t be much longer. Buds are ready to pop on the trees and little tulips and crocuses are peeking through the … Continue reading

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THE HANDS OF MY SAVIOR

I often think about the hands that reached up to his mother from the manger. Those tiny, dimpled hands were perfectly formed by His Father before His birth. As He grew, those little boy hands undoubtedly got scuffed and bruised just like … Continue reading

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TELL ME A STORY

MARY’S JOURNEY BY KATHY BOECHER He was a natural born story teller.  He came from a long line of them.  It was the way history was passed from generation to generation.  It was how the One true God of Israel … Continue reading

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DIRT

I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar.  This feast for the dog was only made palatable because of the topping, and of … Continue reading

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WASH ME CLEAN

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean – “Les Miserables” A gentle constant rain has covered our city overnight.  Each drop washes away the dirt which has settled outside and over the house.  It … Continue reading

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YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE

I had the opportunity to visit with old friends this weekend – friends that I had also worked with in melodrama theater several years ago.  Melodrama is the genre that’s completely black and white.  Good is good and evil is evil.  … Continue reading

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ALL THAT YOU CAN BE

Soon seasoned athletes will compete in another World Olympics.  They’ve been training for this moment for years and are ready.  They’ve prepared in advance for what lies ahead.  They are motivated, driven, competitive, anxious, hopeful and even a little scared. As … Continue reading

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SILVER & GOLD

I’ll be posting some older writings this week, because I am starting my weeklong Musical Theater Camp today.  I know I’ll need every bit of energy I can muster.  Thanks for your understanding.  In the meantime please pray for an … Continue reading

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CASTING STONES

  It’s fun to spin stones across a vast expanse of water.  The stone skips a few times and then sinks.  Sometimes they have a soft, smooth exterior – other times they’re rough and may even cut through skin.  Stones have … Continue reading

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WEEDS

We have a huge hill in our front yard.  When we first moved into our house 24 years ago, we still possessed the vigor of youth.  Each week my husband would get out the lawn mower and tackle that hill.  … Continue reading

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THE BLAME GAME

We seem to be living in an era where passing the buck is a common problem. When we’re late for an appointment, we blame traffic or a missed or a difficult spouse or child for holding us up.  When we … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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SPIRIT

You were there when the mountains were carved, when life exploded, When rivers were formed and when man was created from the dust. You fill men with courage, honor, conscience, love, peace, endurance, faith, You danced upon the heads of … Continue reading

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JUSTICE

   The only justice for a life of sin is death.  Every person that walks the earth is guilty no matter how good they may appear.  We have all been judged by God and fallen short of His expectations. When … Continue reading

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NOT ALL DAYS ARE GOING TO BE GREAT

Just think!  You’re a Christian – you’ve been freed from the grip of sin and the devil – you’re beaming in the afterglow of Easter – life is perfect – right? Monday morning comes and you get an overdraft notice from … Continue reading

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PUTTING IT INTO OUR DAILY WALK

The beautiful music still resonates in my mind. The pews will not be as full at least until Christmas, but still the good news of salvation has reached the ears of many.  The flowers slowly droop and wilt and are eventually … Continue reading

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