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MY SHEPHERD, MY KING

This beautiful relief carving was installed in January, 2003 at Bay Pines Lutheran School, in Bay Pines, Florida.  A friend recently sent photos of it so I’m sharing it with a poem I wrote to go along with it. ART … Continue reading

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HOW MANY FEET HAVE YOU WASHED?

Bath time for little ones is a time of great enjoyment, because it means undivided attention from a parent who needs to be on hand to make sure the child is safe. It works that way when an elderly parent … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A VOICE!

Young voices seem to excel on the playground, when having a tantrum, in church and in countless other ways. However, put them in front of an audience and that giant vocal cavity seems to close up instantly. There are, of … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Droplets blend together from remnants of ice and mountain snow, Trickling over rocky crevices, dancing together in a timeless waltz, Soon they meld into a cascade of raging energy as the dance becomes … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY CHURCH

Three generations of our family eight years ago.  Taken at the front of our church in Minneapolis. The thought of not celebrating Easter in church is almost impossible for me to imagine, but this year will be a first for … Continue reading

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SPRING IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A few years ago, Paul and a few other men observed the nest of a pair of osprey. The birds busied themselves with refreshing the nest before the eggs were laid, oblivious … Continue reading

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MASKS

Masks can be used to hide our own personality and project an entirely different one.  Those are the imaginary masks we use to create a character in acting. Artificial masks can be purchased for just about any occasion.  Masks have … Continue reading

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD

Well, here we are going into the fourth week of isolation. I still make a trip to the grocery store once a week.  I’ve given up using gloves, because they make my hands sweat profusely and eventually fall off anyway.  … Continue reading

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NO TABLE LEFT UNTURNED

The Sabbath day before had been a day of excitement and glory for Jesus. He was hailed, the King of the Jews.  Though honored as a king, Jesus entered the city in humility on the back of a donkey.  On … Continue reading

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HOME BOUND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER It seems like an eternity since freedom has been stilled, When those who drove to work each day, and had their pockets filled, Though time surrenders to the will of germs from … Continue reading

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AN EXTENDED WILDERNESS?

February 26, 2020 was the beginning of our walk through Lent – a trail that would traverse over a mountainous wasteland – a time to re-evaluate our lives and focus on what God has so richly blessed us with.  His … Continue reading

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BEHOLD, A KING COMETH

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You are my Lord and King. Without you I am lost. My praise to you I bring, for paying the great cost. You died upon the cross to save a wretch … Continue reading

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ON THE BACK OF A DONKEY

Before He was born, Jesus traveled on the back of a donkey. He was safely protected from the bumps and crevices on the rugged road. Tucked away in His mother’s womb, it wouldn’t be long and He’d be born to … Continue reading

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COME ON SPRING!

Wind spirits itself through the trees, while a few white flakes fall delicately, whimsically, often laughing at us as they pass by our windows. Dormant tulips had already pushed their little heads through lifeless soil. What once was blanketed in … Continue reading

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ZOOM!

Here’s the story ….. The Brady Bunch aired on TV from 1969 to 1974, just about the same time my children were in their growing up years.  The reality TV situation comedies had not yet hit the airwaves.  The Brady’s … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO DURING A PANDEMIC

This time of isolation has opened up my kitchen to all sorts of new things – like actual meals made from scratch.  I started posting these delicacies on Facebook and my sister tells me I should open a restaurant once … Continue reading

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PUTTING PLANS INTO ACTION

Up until that time, Jesus was nothing more than a nuisance to the rulers of the Sanhedrin, but once this so called blasphemer had raised Lazarus from the grave, He became much more.  Now He was a definite threat to … Continue reading

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THE OLD FEED MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It stands like a sentry, so tall and so bold, It’s worn out by time and is now growing old, But still it stands faithful to those that it serves, Tradition from … Continue reading

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JULIE’S FRIDAY FUNNY

THINK WE CAN ALL USE SOME SNUGGLES RIGHT ABOUT NOW!

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ONCE UPON A TIME – PART TWO

There once was a place that flourished with great bounty.  Fields of wheat blew softly in the wind as corn pushed its way through the fertile soil. There were those who lived in poverty, not by choice.  The division in … Continue reading

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