Tag Archives: America

A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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FRENZY IN THE CITY STREETS

The big parade on the fourth of July always included children. There were those who watched on the lawn chair laden sidewalks, or on the broad shoulders of someone taller. There were those who spent time decorated their bikes, tricycles, … Continue reading

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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”    Plato I may regret writing this post.  I may say something that will be misinterpreted or come off as holier than thou.  I may appear pompous … Continue reading

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REMINDERS OF THE COST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They called it Decoration Day so many years ago, We’d dress our bikes with crepe paper to let our neighbors know, Our pride was in the best place yet for anyone to … Continue reading

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IF MY PEOPLE …

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I … Continue reading

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OUT OF DESOLATION

  ORIGINAL SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The sculpture was created as a reminder of how God can bring us out of the ashes and into new life.  It depicts the flood waters of the Bible, … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS

  , Today, February 6th, is the birthday of one of four presidents who had birthdays in this month.  We celebrate all our presidents on the third Monday of February. Ronald Reagan was an unlikely choice for the high office he held … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! “Over the last year, the world has seen what we always know, that no people on earth are so fearless or daring or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE

All the hubbub of standing for our National Anthem at any sporting event is taking the spotlight big time.  Who would’ve thought that our nation, built on the blood of brave men and women, would be called out for singing … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY RAMBLINGS

I, like many, had my doubts when I went to vote last November.  I wasn’t convinced in my heart of hearts that my decision to vote for Donald Trump was the sagest idea I ever had.  He was brash, earthy, condescending … Continue reading

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DESTROYING OUR HISTORY

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”   George Orwell We can tear down our monuments; eliminate offensive art depicting wars of the past from public buildings; try to whitewash … Continue reading

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WHAT REMAINS?

Within the last few weeks our country has been devastated with deadly hurricanes, flooding and fires.  All these natural disasters could make the average guy wonder what God is trying to tell us – if there is a God and … Continue reading

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SOLID FOUNDATION

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.” John Muir I feel like … Continue reading

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REUNITED

Our television screens have been filled with images of heroes this week.  What a change. Only a short time ago, demonstrators filled the streets –  violence was the fare of the day – hatred and bigotry scarred young minds and old.  Now we see … Continue reading

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START SPREADING THE NEWS

The first and last time I was in New York City was on a Labor Day weekend several years ago.  My sister had purchased my ticket and met me there.  It was the perfect time to visit, since the usual … Continue reading

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IT IS WHAT IT IS

The first time I heard this phrase, it made me wonder why.  Why do we need to accept everything as it is?  Why have we become so tolerant to all kinds of behavior, that we simply must accept that it … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE TELL OUR CHILDREN?

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”  Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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REMOVE THE PLANK

As we prepare for the coming solar eclipse, we’re being warned not to focus directly on it.  If we do, we’re allowing for damage to the retina and possible blindness.  I wonder if it would make any difference to our … Continue reading

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AGING, MY WAY!

I’m a big fan of Maxine.  She tells it like it is and I often do too.  I’m much more courageous when I don’t have to confront anyone face to face.  The written word is my battleground and often I … Continue reading

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MY HUSBAND, THE RE-ENACTOR

Up until two years ago, my husband would don his frontier clothes, make his way to a rendezvous of several other re-enactors from the 1800s and give a historical lesson to school aged children about life on the prairie in … Continue reading

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