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SUNRISE – SUNSET

\ ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life flows just like a river, winding twists and turns, We rage against the current, until our body burns, The waves can pull and drag us down, but also lifts us up, It cleanses all the … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION STORY – JOHN, THE BAPTIST

This begins a series on the characters of the Passion of Christ for Lent An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope … Continue reading

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JOHN BAPTIZES JESUS

What a sight he was, this man who was preaching repentance and washing sins away through baptism.  This was the son of Elizabeth and Zechariah – born in their old age – promised by the Angel of the Lord to … Continue reading

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RIPPLE EFFECT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© From the icy mountain, Through crevices in the face of granite, Water flows to the Jordan River, Fresh, vibrant, clean, restorative, John, the teacher of repentance, Calls, Reaches, Touches souls, Cleansing … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

Crimson stains the sand. People running, hiding, covering themselves and others, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war against those who … Continue reading

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LIVING WATERS

Yesterday the clouds were heavy with rain – the air grew oppressive under the weight of high dew point levels. Within minutes the ominous clouds emptied in sheets of torrential rain upon the earth. Within seconds the air lightened. The … Continue reading

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LET IT GROW!

May the Spirit continue to work In us. For once we have become baptized we become members of God’s family. Not only are we forgiven through this sacrament, but the Holy Spirit is now working within us – building our … Continue reading

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