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DOES GOING TO CHURCH MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN?

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 6/26/16   Many think that they’re above reproach or no longer considered sinful if they simply attend church.  Many are also there because they feel safe from the world outside.  Some even use church as a place to … Continue reading

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BRANDING

Branding – it’s a word used a lot these days in the advertising trade. A brand tells people about your company and what it represents.  It can have a positive effect and turn people to buy product or it can … Continue reading

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STEREOTYPES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 7/30/14 A stereotype is defined as an over-simplified or standardized conception of a culture, profession or group.  How often do we categorize people?  For example, everyone knows that cops and donuts go together – right?  The Italian people are … Continue reading

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BEST SELLER

Over thirty years ago, I wrote a play for my high school drama team.  I’d written before, but never a full length play.  The necessity for me to write was because the material out there for young teens was not consistent … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE WORLD

The Lutheran Reformation will soon be celebrating its 500th anniversary. Tonight PBS airs “MARTIN LUTHER: THE IDEA THAT CHANGED THE WORLD,” the story of the Protestant Reformation and the use of means at hand to change the world with its teachings. On October … Continue reading

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NOT DEAD YET

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A bouquet of vibrant colors, slowly fading in the hand, Picked fresh this very morning, plucked from the moistened land, Our lives are like those flowers – they slowly wilt and die, We want to … Continue reading

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TAGS

ORIGINALLY POSTED 9/5/16 This familiar tag can  be found everywhere.  My mother did everything by the book and nearly had a heart attack when my husband ripped a tag off of a pillow.  She was certain  the police would be there in an … Continue reading

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PRIORITIES

“It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.”   George Washington “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”   Abraham Lincoln “Hold fast … Continue reading

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THE MASTER’S PLAN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Carved from depths of hardened granite, Pushing forth with force unknown, Placed upon this glorious planet, By the Hand of God alone, Through His skill and engineering, His design fits every … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT …

When you come to the end of a day, do you ever wonder why you bothered to get up?  Nothing seems to go right.  If you’re a parent with young children, you are inundated with little people’s needs throughout the … Continue reading

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DIRT

I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar.  This feast for the dog was only made palatable because of the topping, and of … Continue reading

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PRAISE THE LORD!

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This planet Earth was set apart from all other constellations in the sky, God divided the waters and made the creatures that walk on land and sea, His finger is in every part … Continue reading

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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso An artist has the ability … Continue reading

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FOREVER FRIEND

Many years ago, Carol King wrote a tribute to friendship in her song “You’ve Got a Friend.” When things are going bad and it seems like nothing is ever going to get better, it is good to know that there … Continue reading

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SSSHHHHH!

Sure, the Bible says, “be still and know that I am God.”  I know that, but the world is spinning out of control.  The main focus of the news today has to do with which bathrooms are acceptable to use, … Continue reading

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GET OVER IT!

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning – not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually? There are days when I wonder if I’ll ever be able to accomplish a given task.  I fear I’ll never have the strength or energy I did … Continue reading

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INTO THE LIGHT

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© A world shrouded in darkness, enveloped in an everlasting haze, Closing in with its heavy cape of weight and anxiety, Never ceasing to control us, Holding tightly as we sink further into the bottomless pit, But even in … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY?

An open grave awaits the arrival of a new owner.  Pall bearers gently remove a casket from its temporary home and set it upon a waiting bier. After tears and prayers it will be lowered into the dark, freshly dug soil and eventually … Continue reading

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RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

Each year for 30 some years, this man and His family travelled to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast.  It was as much apart of His life as studying the scriptures.  His mission was about to be fulfilled. When He entered … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – COMPOSURE

Original at by Paul T. Boecher© In a world of turmoil, rage, hatred, ugliness and insecurity, isn’t it nice to take a peak at the beauty of God’s creation?  A graceful swan holds her head high, fluffs her feathers and … Continue reading

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