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LUKE 18 – PRAYER, FAITH & DISCIPLESHIP

READ LUKE 18 Earlier in the book of Luke, Jesus teaches His disciples to pray by giving the words of His own prayer.  In Luke 18 He talks about the sincerity of our prayers when He gives the example of … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

Like the Fiddler on the Roof, I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to. Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing … Continue reading

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LUKE 9 – FIRST MISSIONARIES

READ LUKE 9 Here is another chapter filled with many familiar segments of Jesus’ time on earth.  Because His following is growing, He gives more power to His Apostles, by allowing the ability to drive out demons and heal the … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING A DAY LATE

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day is like being reminded of 9/11 and another attack on American soil.  My mother’s birthday is December 8 and she remembered the day well.  She was a young woman of 20 and pregnant. She and my … Continue reading

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LUKE 8 – BE SOWERS OF SEEDS

READ LUKE 8 In the very first verse of this chapter we read that Jesus and His followers traveled from one town to another spreading the good news. Jesus, the true Evangelist was showing through example how we should share … Continue reading

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RUGGED ROAD

WOOD SCULPTURE  & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son. She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant … Continue reading

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LUKE CHAPTER ONE

The opening verses of the first chapter of Luke are a dedication of sorts to a prominent citizen of Antioch who was a contemporary of the author.  They were both men of wealth and education. Luke felt it necessary to … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF LUKE

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word is derived from the Latin “adventus”,” which means ‘to come. ‘ Literally the word references the appearance or coming of someone important or of noble birth.  There are many traditions connected … Continue reading

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BARREN WASTELAND

Barreness means without life or unproductive. In this Advent Season, let’s focus NOT on the things that fill time, take our energy, destroy our joy, but rather on the fulfillment of God’s promises to us. Don’t let the busyness of … Continue reading

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DREARY DAYS OF NOVEMBER

The grey skies of November are upon us up here in Lake Woebegone.  All the green grass has pretty much faded into oblivion – covered with a rich blanket of mulch, fallen softly from dying trees.  It seems to be … Continue reading

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TEARS FROM GOD

The tears of God come rushing down to moisturize the earth, The water fills the hardened ground with life and brings new birth. The seeds that we have planted, lie dormant in the ground, Until His precious water quenches souls … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

This poignant tale was written by Hans Christian Anderson and published in 1845. The author came to life on the movie screen as Danny Kaye recreated some of his stories.  He was portrayed as a wonderful story teller who delighted children … Continue reading

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SHORT SANTA

ART & POETRY BY PAUL  KATHY BOECHER© This final little Santa Claus is on the shorter side, He has no arms or legs you see, but surely he is wide, His face is bright, his cheeks are red, his eyes … Continue reading

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A WONDROUS MESSAGE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl – But God had … Continue reading

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HOPE LIES IN A MANGER

It’s easy to see why we need someone to rescue us from the ugliness which has invaded the world.  Identity theft has run amok – human slavery still exists as children are sold into prostitution – morality is at an all time low –  everything … Continue reading

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DO I MATTER?

In these days leading up to Christmas, there are many out there suffering greatly with depression and all the hub-bub of the holidays can often add to that. If you feel alone – if you have lost your job – … Continue reading

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LET THE MOUNTAINS SING OUT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Every crack and crevice can hear the angels sing, The rocks cry out with joy to hear the wondrous news they bring, The Son of God is born a child, He’s come … Continue reading

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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local … Continue reading

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HANDCRAFTED TREASURES

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Over a number of years, my husband carved each of these Santas from a chunk of wood and gifted them to me.  When we moved last year, those Santas were individually wrapped, … Continue reading

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PEACE ON EARTH

The world was a much smaller place than it is today, when Jesus was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem.  In fact a geographer named, Strabo had mapped out as much of it as he possibly could at the time.  There … Continue reading

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