Category Archives: war

THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER Since it’s Thursday, I’ve opted for a rerun. The beat of a different drummer, the rhythm that forms its song, The ratta-tat-tat of the lonely drum, creating a deafening, mortal, gong, The march of weary, blood … Continue reading

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A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

I’m certain  my parents never forgot the day when the news came over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese.  I am also convinced that the memory of 9/11 will live vividly in my mind until I … Continue reading

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HONORING OUR VETS

America gained its independence with a rag tag army of farmers and tradesmen. These ill-prepared troops went up against the most powerful fighting force in the world and won.  Throughout our history the cost of war has been well over a million … Continue reading

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PREPARING FOR THE BATTLE

The father of our country, George Washington, was right in his quote, “In time of peace, prepare for war.” Our heavenly Father wants us to be ready for the battles we face too. Every day is a battle in some … Continue reading

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PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a while?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but right now we all need to slow down and take a deep breath. We’re faced … Continue reading

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MELTING IN FEAR

The image above depicts what our landscape looked like a couple days ago. Within just a short period of time a snowfall of six inches, added to what was already on the ground. In just another short span most of … Continue reading

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SPRING BREAK 2022

The calendar reads March 9th, but there is still a foot of snow on the ground, the temperature is hovering around 14 degrees, the sun is shining and for many young people it is a week designated for celebrating the … Continue reading

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WHEN ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY . . .

As we look at our world today, we could get angry, frustrated, hopeless and even vengeful. What we tend to forget is that there is a much greater power that exists – a power that transcends all human understanding. It … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS

It sometimes seems that every day brings another story of man’s inhumanity towards man.  There is the noise of violence in every corner of our country.  Dissatisfied and enraged voices scream for change.  People are divided in their opinions, their … Continue reading

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WAG THE DOG

I haven’t written a political post for a while.  I’m trying with all my strength to avoid such things.  There’s enough crud going on in our world today, however, I feel compelled to repost an article I wrote several years … Continue reading

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CAN THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH?

Traffic sounds rumble early on a frosty morning.  The crash of box cars echoes from the tracks.  People running here and there with so much to accomplish and so little time.  You become invisible in a sea of bodies rushing – … Continue reading

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ENMITY WITHIN

ENMITY – Noun – a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism. Enmity isn’t a word we use very often. My first introduction to it was in Sunday school a long, long time ago, when we were … Continue reading

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I’M MAD AND SO AM

The pot is being stirred again. Not by those who love this country, but by those who would love to see her fail and be overtaken by our enemies.  In the last several years we’ve experienced a malady much more … Continue reading

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THE PRIDE OF OUR NATION

The theater of battle was filled with trucks, tanks, warships and frightened men who weren’t sure of ever returning home.  As they faced what seemed to be an unbeatable force, the fear of death had to be at the forefront … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE FIGHT EVIL?

Lately with all the ugliness of this world, I’ve been feeling so helpless and useless.  Our planet is slowing becoming polluted with evil and it’s hard not to become proactive.  We can easily fall into a pit of desperation if we let … Continue reading

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