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ON THIS SILENT HOLY NIGHT

All the anticipation – all the joyful music of the season – the reunions, the special laughter, the gatherings – suddenly came to an abrupt halt.  On this silent, holy night, as I looked out the expanse of wide windows … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD?

If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children – the worst kids in town. The only reason they came to Sunday School was for … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS PROMISE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Children stare in awe at the ornaments and lights, Each sparkle puts a twinkle in their eyes. The cookies are in the oven, such tantalizing bites, The gifts of Christmas come in … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU SEEN THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS?

I love the old movies about Christmas. You know the ones that make you feel all soft inside – cause you tear up – strike a familiar nerve. Movies like, “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “White Christmas.” These … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTMAS MOUSE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© ‘Twas right before Christmas and in our simple old house, Not a creature was stirring except one small mouse, He wasn’t too big, but the sight made me cringe, A mouse in the house meant he’d … Continue reading

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DREARY DAYS OF NOVEMBER

The grey skies of November are upon us up here in Lake Woebegone.  All the green grass has pretty much faded into oblivion – covered with a rich blanket of mulch, fallen softly from dying trees.  It seems to be … Continue reading

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A BRIGHT IDEA

The entire story of Christmas is filled with mysterious events, which can only be believed by faith in the One who made them happen.  The story of God’s taking on human flesh, being born of a virgin mother, following the lineage of … Continue reading

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SHORT SANTA

ART & POETRY BY PAUL  KATHY BOECHER© This final little Santa Claus is on the shorter side, He has no arms or legs you see, but surely he is wide, His face is bright, his cheeks are red, his eyes … Continue reading

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NORDIC SANTA

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This bright and cheery Santa Claus lives in the icy north, It takes him quite a lot of time, to travel back and forth, The weather doesn’t bother him, he’s used to  snow and ice, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – A CHRISTMAS STORY

Though “A Christmas Story,” was written as a screenplay based on a series of monologues by Jean Shepherd a radio commentator for many years, it has taken the place of many of the old Christmas movies, like “White Christmas,” and … Continue reading

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DOES CHRISTMAS COMES TOO SOON?

I love everything about Christmas – the lights and decorations, the fancy wrapping paper, the cookies and special treats -all of it.  Today I’m following Julies lead, who wrote about her experience taking her granddaughter to see Santa.  It stirred a … Continue reading

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PEACE CAME TO EARTH

We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of … Continue reading

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MY FAMILY

There’s nothing better than being together at Christmas.  Wait a minute – there is something better – knowing that we will all live eternally together in heaven.  Because of the greatest gift that God sent to redeem us, we have … Continue reading

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THE BEST GIFT EVER!

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The merriment of Christmas, brings smiles to everyone, but often we forget the joy of God’s own precious Son. The packages are opened.  The paper now is torn. The ribbons lay upon … Continue reading

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THE WAITING IS OVER

He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin.  This in itself is impossible to comprehend, yet Jesus did this, because of His great compassion for us.  He was there at the creation of the world.  … Continue reading

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COME, LORD, JESUS!

  WOOD SCULPTURE “MOTHER & CHILD” BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© He didn’t come in glory on that first Christmas Day. His palace was a lowly place. His bed was made of hay. His servants were the … Continue reading

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LIGHTS UP

Oh the weather outside is frightful  . . . well, actually the temperatures are dropping and soon will be in the normal range for this time of year in Minnesota.  There’s some white stuff on the ground, but we were … Continue reading

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HANDCRAFTED TREASURES

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Over a number of years, my husband carved each of these Santas from a chunk of wood and gifted them to me.  When we moved last year, those Santas were individually wrapped, … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST STORY EVERY TOLD

One of the things young actors learn about performing is the importance of an audience. In live theater you never know what kind of response you’ll get until it happens and each time it’s performed the audience reaction can be different. … Continue reading

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THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a time?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but at this time of the year we all need to slow down and take a … Continue reading

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