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RESTORED, RENEWED, REDEEMED

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This old houseboat was once full of life, but now it sits moored to the river’s edge.  It’s in need of paint, some refurbishing, but the bones remain and it can … Continue reading

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YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS!

A rerun from 12/10/14 about yet another Christmas Pageant. I’m one of those old dogs who is constantly learning.  I’ve spent much of my time on earth learning to be patient, but I never seem to get it. I had another lesson … Continue reading

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PREPARED?

Skies of grey, tempered by peeks at the sun, Intermittently drifting in and out, We know it’s coming, We’ve been prepared, Winter, like aging is the final season, We know it’s coming, We’ve prepared, We’ve confessed and repented, Death is … Continue reading

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CHAOS, CONFUSION AND CHRISTMAS – OH MY!

This morning as I sit down to write my daily blog, my head is swimming with things I want to talk about.  I woke to the numbing grind of the morning news and 90 percent of it had to do … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO BE A SHEEP!

  I’ve had the opportunity to direct several Christmas pageants over the years and one thing is for sure.  No one wants to be a sheep.  Sheep are stubborn – they stray from the flock and get in trouble – … Continue reading

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GABRIEL ON THE MOVE

Gabriel is only heard from on very special occasions. His messages were directly from God and when he showed up, people listened.  He brought comfort, astonishment, even a tugging at the faith of those he visits. Joseph was a carpenter.  … Continue reading

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AN EMPTY CRADLE

An empty cradle sat in a hidden corner, collecting dust and cobwebs.  It had gone unnoticed for several years.  Early in their marriage, the couple had longed for a child.  They waited and prayed, but it was not to be.  At … Continue reading

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BREATH OF HEAVEN

A young girl of thirteen or so, was about her daily chores, when suddenly an angel appeared out of nowhere and began to give her the most astonishing news.  Sounds like a story line for a science fiction novel or … Continue reading

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THE YOUNG & RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

This is a rewrite of a post originally written 11/12/14 on atimetoshare.me  One of my favorite teachable moments. A few years ago, I was rehearsing a short Christmas play with my after school drama class.  The boys would be shepherds and sheep and … Continue reading

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AN UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY

  POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, His love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and He died for … Continue reading

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