Tag Archives: Christmas

WAITING FOR THE STORM

It looks like we’re in for a big winter storm. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one. Like a blanket of pure white, it will cover the brown grass and spread a glimmer like a million diamonds. We’re anxious … Continue reading

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IS THERE ROOM FOR ME?

A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a dank freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local burger shop.  To him, it’s a Christmas … Continue reading

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OUR CHRISTMAS CARD TO YOU

A light dusting of powdered sugar snow glistens in the light coming from an old country church.  The streets are empty now after the hustle and bustle within this tiny town.  On this holy of holiest nights, people find their way into … Continue reading

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OVER THE MEADOW

Over the meadow and through the woods, through wind and sleet and snow, We’d bundle up tight, fill up the car and off to Wisconsin we’d go, The roads were quite slippery, the vision unclear, but still we scurried along, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ

As you know, I’m a movie buff. I love watching musicals even though it makes no sense to start singing for no reason. I can sit and watch the old classics all day. There’s something about Christmas movies that strike … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR THE MIRACLES

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

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CHRISTMAS FAMILY SELFIE

Here it is, the last day of January and the whole family is all together again.  As you recall, I spent Christmas Eve in the hospital. Our family from South Carolina (the four on the right – Amy and her … Continue reading

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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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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 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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