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WHERE ARE YOUR ROOTS?

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” Ansel Adams Most … Continue reading

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WHAT’S INSIDE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It was nothing more than the skeletal remains of a deserted old building. The facade bore scars on its sun bleached boards. It had become pock marked by the bullets of hail. … Continue reading

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REDEMPTION

“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the … Continue reading

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LIFE UNBOUND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A town was once alive and bustling with activity, Abandoned, but still built on solid ground, We trudge through time with hearts held in captivity, Our walk in life may keep us earthly bound, But when … Continue reading

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APRIL TESTIMONY TAG

I was tagged by Mark “Hat” Rackley last week to share my testimony with you.  Last week was a little crazy for me, so I had to put the honor on the shelf for a while.  Today, being Monday and … Continue reading

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THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS OURS

Gated communities, walls, barricades, stockades, bulwarks, road blocks – all designed to protect one side from the other.  These obstacles are built for the purpose of protection of what lies within. They include precious people, riches and treasures, things not wanted … Continue reading

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WITHIN THE WEEDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They wind and worm their way through the thickest part of inner earth,, Weaving in and out of the good spaces, Infecting, infesting, destroying, They can emerge as a thing of beauty, … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

Last week my  writing journey took a brief hiatus.  I guess it all started the week before, when Minnesota was hit with one last (I hope) snow storm.   There I sat again, in a pile of snow and ice, struggling … Continue reading

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ALL THE SAME IN HIS SIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the city limits stands a relic from the past, It used to hold some animals, but those days are long passed, Today it holds many treasures, of times from long ago, Their memory … Continue reading

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JESUS VS THE EASTER BUNNY

As I was doing my weekly grocery shopping the other day, I was amazed to find a whole section devoted to Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, peeps, sugary treats, cavity makers and artificial grass – along with baskets of all sizes … Continue reading

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GOLDEN OLDEN DAYS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This aging bulwark stands as a reminder of days gone by. Firmly grounded more than a hundred years ago, in the heartland of our country. Each brick and stone, each hewn log was … Continue reading

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HE DIED

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© At the hour of the evening sacrifice, Jesus died.  His stricken body had suffered unbearable torture, even for the Son of God.  At last the weight of the sin of the world crushed him.  He died, … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF THE CROSS

Roman crucifixion was considered to be the most painful, disgraceful and horrific forms of torture.  The hands and feet were bound and nailed to the cross. The pain was excruciating.  There was strain on the wrists,, shoulders and arms.  The rib cage was … Continue reading

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THIRST NO MORE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© It seemed as though the thirst would never be quenched.  As Jesus hung on that horrific cross – he expressed his need for water – he expressed his connection and disconnection with his father – showed … Continue reading

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HE WAS PIERCED FOR ME

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©   A babe so soft, a child so sweet, lay on a bed of hay, His mom looked at the dimpled hands and counted fingers at play. His hands would grow with bruises and scuffs as children so often … Continue reading

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THE FINAL SACRIFICE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A tender shepherd walked this earth with love within his touch, His words could calm the troubled sheep, His hands led them through much. He chased away the predators,  He brought them safely home. He often searched … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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JESUS’ TEARS

READ LUKE 22:39-46 When Jesus entered the place in the Garden of Gethsemane, His mind was on one thing only – His mission for coming to this world.  He was a man, but He is also God.  Because of His … Continue reading

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GOODBYE, OLD SPORT

It’s always so hard to say goodbye to our furry friends.  We’ve had Gage since he was six weeks old and placed him in God’s hands yesterday, just shy of his 12th birthday. He was a lively pup, full of … Continue reading

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TEARS WASH AWAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In memory of our Llewellyn Setter, Gage, who went to heaven yesterday. Originally posted in May, 2014 on atimetoshare.me A mixture of saline and water which appears during a specific episode. It … Continue reading

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