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THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Do we place upon a pedestal the heroes of our time? We sometimes make them idols. Do we think they are divine? When they show that they are human, they quickly tumble down. … Continue reading

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SPREAD SUNSHINE

  “A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.” John Cleese Today I’d like to turn my thoughts to  laughter. There is nothing in the world like it. You hear … Continue reading

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GOD’S OWN SON

This week I’m featuring some of Paul’s wood sculptures. ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He didn’t come in glory on that first Christmas Day, His palace was a lowly place, His bed was made of hay, His … Continue reading

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MANIC MONDAY

I used to be able to tell you if it was Monday or Friday.  I could even spout out the date in a flash.  For me, the only reason I know it’s Monday today is that I went to church … Continue reading

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AUTUMN HEAT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The sun is beating its hot rays, on browning grass and empty lake, The water is now turning cooler, but still it calls us to partake, Of one last ride across the waves, before … Continue reading

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I COULD NEVER DO THAT

They stood by Him for three years.  The One who called them was like none other they’d ever known.  Following Him left no question.  He was charismatic yet gentle.  His voice held confidence.  His mission seemed so important to them.  They … Continue reading

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MASTER OF NONE?

A great deal of emphasis is placed on gaining a superior education.  To be a master of anything pretty much secures a spot in the workplace.  But what about the “Masters” of old – the artists, the writers, the performers, … Continue reading

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DOWN HOME COMFORT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The backyard beckons me back home, the swing’s a welcome sight, It sits amongst a flower bed, with pillows soft and bright, The sound of crickets, frogs and birds, is constantly alive, There … Continue reading

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HUG YOUR BOSS DAY

I’m a big fan of hugging.  In fact I heard somewhere that hugs are under rated and that we need them more than we think we do.  That same source told me that an average of four hugs a day … Continue reading

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RESONANCE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Change is coming, you can feel the vibrations in your soul, Sounds ravage across mountainous crevasses, Bouncing, Reverberating, Echoing back and forth, New sounds with each step, Thunderous sounds of wings flapping, Making their way … Continue reading

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JULIE’S FRIDAY FUNNY

ONLY HOPE WE CAN!

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CALM AFTER THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The power of God’s breath can stir the wind, His might and strength also can calm the troubled seas, His hand can capture the storms of life, Lassoing it with one finger, He uses them … Continue reading

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WEATHERING THE STORMS

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.”       John Muir Today, as we … Continue reading

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SECRETS & LIES

In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The … Continue reading

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THE DARKNESS OF SIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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, … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

As you may remember, I auditioned for a play recently and I got a part.  Now I’m committed or I should be.  The truth is, I’m having a blast working on this project.  The play is called “SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL.”  … Continue reading

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A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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REMEMBER . . .

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel, Lay the sons and daughters of that day, In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal, We mourn their loss – We try … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WRAPUP

My weekly work keeps me at home for most of the day – working on my blog, memorizing lines for the play I’m in, writing articles and other things.  For the most part, my work week is pretty laid back.  … Continue reading

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RESTORATION

ART & POETRY By PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The painting is of a barn on the Erickson Farmstead in Isanti, Minnesota.  The entire complex is in the process of restoration.  It’s already undergone a great deal of work and is being … Continue reading

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