Tag Archives: Christian Devotion

REFRESHED

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Psalm 30:5 “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” How many times have you … Continue reading

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THE VALENTINE BOX

Whatever happened to the Valentine boxes we made as children?  Are schools still doing that or is it no longer politically correct to be friends and show your love for your fellow students?  Have we become so afraid to show … Continue reading

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MIXED EMOTIONS

This time of the year is packed with a complete bag of mixed feelings.  We can be up one minute and down the next. In all the rush and anticipation, we find ourselves with not enough time, money or ability … Continue reading

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TRANSITION

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© A haze entrenched sky sheds a minute amount of light upon the river’s edge, Capturing reflections, dispersing shadows, displaying an array of natural color, The houseboat has been idle for months, frozen in a mass of crystal … Continue reading

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A POWERFUL TYRANT

As a playwright, I find it helpful to get to know the characters involved in any dramatic setting.  The story of Christmas is packed with many faceted characters who all fit the gigantic puzzle God was laying out for mankind.  … Continue reading

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GOD IS THE ANSWER

Terrorism strikes fear into all hearts and minds.  Our human nature tells us to fight back – to stand up for what we believe – to give in to our feelings.  By doing so, we have already lost the battle.  … Continue reading

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HEAVEN IS MY HOME

Luke 23:43 (ESV) And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Those words were spoken by Jesus as He hung, beaten and bloody, as the main character on Good Friday. … Continue reading

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RING THOSE BELLS

  Church bells don’t ring out like they used to. You could always tell when there was a wedding or funeral, because the bells pealed for each occasion. They joyously rang – each one clanging harmoniously, as a new married couple … Continue reading

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MY SHEPHERD JESUS

Slowly crossing the sands of time –  into a pasture green sublime. I’ll rest my feet and wet my lips, with waters clear and cold that grips. Through danger I will walk with Him.  He guards me from each foolish sin. … Continue reading

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS UNAWARES

   Sometimes it seems that God has deserted us.  Just when I start thinking that way, I recall all the times when God’s angels interceded in my life. There was the time I worked at a loan company and two … Continue reading

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PASSING THE BUCK

I blame you, You blame someone else, They blame another and eventually it comes back to me. Maybe it would save a lot of time and trouble If I took responsibility in the first place. KATHY BOECHER

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OPEN THE DOOR

So many times we turn away a stranger. we push them out and never let them in. Yet one so small lay in a lowly manger, so He could touch our  stone-like hearts of sin. He came in poverty to wash away our sins. He lived … Continue reading

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SETTLE DOWN AND ENJOY THE SEASON

Today, many Americans will hit the stores in search of amazing “bargains.”  Many will have completed their Christmas shopping in one day.  Many will get into fist fights over those same deals or tear their hair out if they’re too … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, LORD!

I’m thankful for my life, though I don’t always say it. It sometimes takes a special day to coax words out and pray it. I thank God for His Only Son, who came to bring me life; I’m grateful for … Continue reading

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LIFE CHANGING SEASONS

There is nothing like autumn in Minnesota.  It’s the reason we live in this part of the country. The other seasons hold their own special beauty, but fall is full of amazing colors and elements that fill the senses to … Continue reading

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NOTE TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND OLD

  Yesterday I talked about how important it is for kids today to know they have value.  The same is true for us old fogeys.  I think we forget that somewhere in middle age, because we’re so busy building a … Continue reading

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WHERE CAN WE GO TO HIDE?

The face of the world is becoming more and more hideous with time.  It seems that lately the news is filled with injustice towards humanity –  beheadings of children and mutilations of others.  A day doesn’t  go by when the headlines aren’t … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS WHY I BELIEVE IN GOD

Our world is full of skeptics.  We tend to question everything.  One of the first words out of our mouths is “why?”   We want proof.  We want evidence.  We insist on facts.  Faith is for sissys – right? We learn … Continue reading

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS PEACE?

It seems each day brings more and more news of wars and terrorism.  Even in the safety of our  homes we are exposed to an evil world of hatred and anger.  It’s pretty hard to find any peace of mind when everything around … Continue reading

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SMILE

  I just discovered that today is “National Admit You’re Happy Day.” The problem is that many people aren’t happy – many have been swallowed up by debt – we live in a world of trouble – our lives don’t … Continue reading

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