Tag Archives: compassion

WHAT’S YOUR CAREER PATH?

Over the many years of my life, I’ve had many career choices.  Some were necessities, others learning experiences, and the rest were the beginnings of what I truly wanted to do – to help others.  I think every one of … Continue reading

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TAKE A BREATH

“Take a breath and count to ten.”  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  It sometimes works with children, but what about  adults?  How do we control our anger when faced with so much of it every day?  … Continue reading

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I’M FINE!

Being involved in theatre for most of my life has taught me how to become someone else for a short time – to shed my own persona and live in a different time, place or situation.  We all wear masks throughout … Continue reading

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SISTERS

Arriving in Tennessee, we were greeted with lush foliage, brilliant blooms of spring fruit trees, wonderful warm temps and pollen.  Tennessee doesn’t have a corner on pollen. We have enough in Minnesota to keep my allergies going through most of summer. … Continue reading

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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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LOVE IS …

PROSE BY KATHY BOECHER© His love is like none we have ever experienced, His love is beauty beyond our wildest dreams, His love is precious, merciful, compassionate, His love is given freely without question, His love doesn’t look at our past mistakes, He … Continue reading

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WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] … Continue reading

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WORK ETHIC VS. ENTITLEMENT VS. LOVE

A good work ethic means staying late to finish the work someone else didn’t want to do or didn’t feel he had to do. It means giving up lunch to take care of a customer. It means putting in more … Continue reading

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A MAN OF SORROWS

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”         Isaiah 53:3 Why did God allow this to happen?  … Continue reading

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MY FATHER IN LAW

I was blessed to have wonderful in-laws.  My father in law was an undertaker – a kind and caring man with compassion for everyone.  His job was not an easy one.  Add the fact that they made their home in … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JESUS

This is the final biography of the characters that appeared prior, during and after the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christ.  Those I’ve talked about over the past few weeks define who Jesus was and still is today.  His story is … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE PHARISEES

    The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the laws … Continue reading

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I DIDN’T MEAN TO SAY …

  Someone once said, “Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time.  You won’t havea leg to stand on.”  There have been times when I’ve said something without thinking about the consequences of those words and how … Continue reading

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THE CENTURION

   I was simply following orders.  I’d done this many times before, but this was different.  Now an innocent man, stood before an angry mob who demanded His death. As I raised the lash for the last time, He was … Continue reading

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A MAN & HIS DOG

This is an older writing of mine, but it is one of my favorite memories of looking for the beauty in living.  Sometimes we can get so lost in the busyness of life, we fail to notice the lessons we can … Continue reading

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GOD WITH US!

My mind overflowed with memories.  There was day when I was first approached by the Angel of the Lord.  “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – MOTION

Original Art by Paul T. Boecher© When the earth was perfectly formed, God was there in the action.  When mankind disobeyed God, they couldn’t hide from Him.  When He determined the payment for sin, He was the one  who provided … Continue reading

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MY CHURCH FAMILY

In the past week, two of my church family members left this veil of tears to enter the kingdom of heaven.  I’ve prayed for another who is going through a divorce from a long time marriage.  I’ve felt concern for … Continue reading

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HOW ARE YOU?

We often ask, “How are you?” We may even sound sincere. The problem is our listening skills. We sometimes never hear. We’re so much in a hurry. We think we’re being nice, But if it meant you’d help someone, five … Continue reading

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I’M NO GOOD

Martin Luther spent the greater part of his young life trying to live up to his father’s expectations of him, his peers’ opinions of him and the church’s requirements of him.  He thought that if only He was a better … Continue reading

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