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COMPASSIONATE SAVIOR

It was like most nights in the arid Garden of Gethsemane – one of Jesus’ favorite spots to go for refuge from the crowds.  This was not to be like any other night however.  Earlier that evening, Jesus spent time … Continue reading

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MY DAD’S MOM

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 8, 2014 BY ATIMETOSHARE.ME The second in a series about mothers who shaped my life. My paternal grandmother was a city lady.  She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen.  … Continue reading

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COME ON OVER!

Since we moved into our “new” old house, we’ve had a number of visitors.  Some came to welcome us to the neighborhood, some came out of curiosity to see this 1885 property. There were those we told to stop by … Continue reading

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SUBMIT

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln Today we await the transfer of power as one president leaves office and another takes the oath … Continue reading

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HIDDEN

Original Art by Paul T. Boecher© As hard as we may try, we cannot hide from God’s eyes.  He knows our every sin, our every need, our every desire.  He knows the outer shell that He created when our parents … Continue reading

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JUDAS

At first his heart was filled with excitement to simply be with Jesus.  Like the rest of the disciples, the message appealed to him.  He had grown up with the promise of a Messiah and this Jesus seemed to fill all … Continue reading

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GUIDE MY WAY, LORD

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER©   With every passing day, I feel you close beside me. You watch each step I take, and perfectly you guide me. And when my feet should stray – when things get in my … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY BLAHS

It seems this little month lacks in number of days, but there are plenty of things to celebrate.  This February we’re also given an extra day to enjoy.  There actually are a lot of things going during this tiny month.  It’s been … Continue reading

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SUPER SUPER HERO

Another Super Bowl has come and gone and men who are simply much larger, stronger, physically capable than most can now rest on their laurels.  Isn’t it amazing how willing some are to place their hopes and dreams on such qualities?  … Continue reading

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SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET

Have you ever research your family tree? I had a great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War. Another was a tailor and another built several churches in his state. Many were pioneers in the early history of America and came … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS OF SUMMER

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© On these particularly cold, winter mornings of below zero temps and frosted window panes, it’s nice to look back at the beauty of emerald grasses, wildflowers and brilliant blue, clear water.  I am blessed … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS – POWER

Main wall mural at King of Grace Lutheran School in  Golden Valley, MN. “I AM”, painted in acrylic by Paul T. Boecher© In Exodus 3:14 we read – “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus … Continue reading

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CAMELOT SHATTERED

I was a young woman of 22.  My world was perfect.  I was knee deep in planning a wedding to my own prince charming. We were well on our way to establishing our perfect Camelot.  That one convenient spot for happily-ever-aftering. … Continue reading

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HEAR MY PRAYER

    Dear Lord, there is so much to pray for.  My world has strayed far from you.  The precious words you speak to us through your Holy Word have been corrupted.  Your people turn their backs on the only hope … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

   When you reach middle age, you’re considered in the prime of life.  You’ve climbed the ladder of success, reached the pinnacle of career and lifetime relationships.  You’ve vaulted the hurdles of education.  Things are looking good.  When I turned … Continue reading

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TROUBLE

Some folks think that becoming a Christian means gaining complete freedom from all our troubles. Not true! In fact, God never promised any of us a rose garden. Well, He gave us a perfect garden, but that was quickly lost … Continue reading

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FAMILY ROAD TRIPS

Gone are the days when we’d pack three children, a dog and half  our worldly belongings into the car and take off for a family vacation.  Oh the joys of the open road – where you can leave all your … Continue reading

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AGE = A STATE OF MIND

Fairy tales can come true – it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart … Old, blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made that dream seem possible when he released “Young at Heart” in 1963. It was the same year that Camelot fell … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE AVOID THEM?

The world has been evil since the first act of disobedience in the Garden of Eden.  Every generation since has become imbedded with Satan and his minions and become more and more corrupt and degenerated.  I don’t like being the gloom … Continue reading

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SUNDAY MORNING

  God set this day aside for a day of rest.  He had a pretty busy week prior to the final day of creating the world, the universe, every living thing.  He established night and day and placed all the … Continue reading

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