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A DIFFERENT TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done at a re-enactment rendezvous several years ago.  Paul’s character was an artist from the 1800s, who like Seth Eastman, would paint the people of the new unexplored parts … Continue reading

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

We’re probably all familiar with Jesus being compared to the Good Shepherd who gently cares for His flock. Choosing to depict us as sheep wasn’t just a matter of chance, by our Savior.  Being familiar with the agriculture of His … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S HOT

Picture this.  It’s almost ninety degrees in the shade. We come prepared with our cowboy hats, boots and water, but the float hasn’t arrived.  We huddle under a tree.  Soon the rest of the group arrives and joins us under … Continue reading

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SUMMER TREASURE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the rims of trees and buildings, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill with … Continue reading

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I’M BORED!

I used to wonder how people could be bored with so many options for entertainment and recreation.  Then I turned 76 and we had a ginormous heat wave, with poor air quality – and I was confined to the house … Continue reading

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SIN

I read an article yesterday pertaining to words Christians use, which most folks don’t understand – words like sanctification, justification, redemption and little words like behold, blessings and sin.  These words apparently aren’t on the minds of those in the … Continue reading

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JULIE’S FRIDAY FUNNY

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SOME RAIN MUST FALL

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Most folks know I have a … Continue reading

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TAKE A VACATION!

One day, my husband entered the kitchen in his camouflage under armor and said, “I bet you can’t see me.”  My response was, “You’re right.  I bet if you take your shirt off, you’ll be half the man you used to be.”  … Continue reading

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THE ARTIST PAINTS, BECAUSE HE MUST

WATERCOLOR SKETCH BY PAUL BOECHER© “I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.”  Michelangelo When you have a … Continue reading

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AT THE DOOR

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all … Continue reading

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ON BEING A MOTHER

Some years ago, I played the part of Mae Peterson, the domineering mother in “Bye Bye, Birdie” in a community theatre production.  At the time, my own kids were well beyond childhood, so I could relate somewhat to the character.  … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is … Continue reading

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EARLY HARVEST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of tender care and nurturing, A life giving sustenance for those who taste of it, God’s gift to man is the fruit of the spirit, … Continue reading

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A SPECK OF SAND

“And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.” – Pierre Loti While enjoying a summer afternoon graduation party this past weekend, the conversation turned to the internet.  We got to talking about the vastness … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE MADE FOR PAINTING

ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© Last week I posted about taking advantage of the good days.  I planned on a rerun the next day, but having overdone it the day before, led to less strenuous activity. I love my garden … Continue reading

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PRAISE THE LORD, OH MY SOUL

Today as we face the week ahead, let us remember that new life comes from the Lord, God, Almighty.  Nothing we can do will change that.  With Him at our side, we can do great things.  With Him as our … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, The roof … Continue reading

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IN GOD’S HANDS

When tomorrow seems uncertain – when all our fears mount up within our hearts – when even our faith is put to the test – we can be sure of God’s enduring, unchanging, undying and all consuming love.  He has a … Continue reading

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HE LEADETH ME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me in Your strong and mighty hand, You calm and gently guide when I so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me … Continue reading

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