Tag Archives: Christmas

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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DO NOT BE AFRAID

  Someone once stated that the phrase, “Do not be afraid,” is noted in the Bible 365 times – once for each day of the year.  Though this is a nice sentiment, it isn’t really true, but the point is, we … Continue reading

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OLD & NEW

Like the Fiddler on the Roof, I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to.  Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing more than old-fashioned. Did … Continue reading

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CHAOS, CONFUSION AND CHRISTMAS – OH MY!

This morning as I sit down to write my daily blog, my head is swimming with things I want to talk about.  I woke to the numbing grind of the morning news and 90 percent of it had to do … Continue reading

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AN UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY

  POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, His love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and He died for … Continue reading

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GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO BE

“The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY MEMORIES

As soon as the football games are back to their normal three days a week, rather than twenty five in one day, our thoughts turn to Christmas.  It’s been one of my enjoyments to watch the old holiday movies during … Continue reading

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IT’S OVER – NOW WHAT?

All the time and preparation leading up to Christmas can lead to a full blown bout of depression.  Today, all the hub bub of Christmas has come to a standstill.  There are still cookies in the freezer.  Presents have been opened … Continue reading

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SILENT NIGHT

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER “STILLWATER” Be still and know that He is God.  Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends.

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MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

I was engaged to a man named, Joseph.  Our marriage was planned long before we even knew each other.  Both of us were from the lineage of King David, but those days of glory were long gone for our people.  … Continue reading

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WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

WOOD SCULPTURE “MOTHER & CHILD” BY PAUL T. 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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NO ROOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The inn was filled with travelers, Weary wanderers looking for rest from a difficult journey, Skies grew dark and stars began to glisten across the desolate fields, Sheep  snuggled together to rest, Shepherds watched, … Continue reading

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TAKE A TIME OUT

In my day, a time out required sitting in a corner, facing the wall and thinking about the naughty thing I had done. It followed my bad behavior and a spanking.  It wasn’t really called a time out.  It was referred to as … Continue reading

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LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, Your love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and … Continue reading

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PERSISTENT MOTHER

I came from a long line of military men.  My father, Eliam was one of David’s mightiest soldiers.  My grandfather, one of David’s trusted advisors.  It was only natural that I would marry into that lifestyle. I loved my husband, … Continue reading

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Every crack and crevice can hear the angels sing, The rocks cry out with joy to hear  the wondrous news they bring, The Son of God is born a child, He’s come … Continue reading

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AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break … Continue reading

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COME, THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Live in my heart forever, Lord.  Light up a darkened world. Bestow on us your gift of love, through Jesus, Christ our Lord, A peace that lasts forever- A light that always shines, He will … Continue reading

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WHAT DO I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

We started this year with a total re-evaluation of our lives when my husband experienced a small stroke last December.  Where was our focus?  What mattered in our life?  Why were we working so hard?  Why were we living in a house … Continue reading

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HOW FAITH SAVED THIS MOTHER

  We knew it was inevitable.  This nation, called Israel had become massive in size and even our walls might not hold them back. We all began to wonder when we saw this mighty populous camping at the base of … Continue reading

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