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MASTER OF NONE?

A great deal of emphasis is placed on gaining a superior education.  To be a master of anything pretty much secures a spot in the workplace.  But what about the “Masters” of old – the artists, the writers, the performers, … Continue reading

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FILLED WITH GOLD

When we mend something with gold, we’re not only solidifying the base, we’re holding true to the importance of the damaged item.  Such is as it is when you grow old. I’m in a point in my life where six month … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill We’re all guilty of living in the past.  Our memories can hold us tightly – either positively or negatively.  Former sins can come back … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE

My husband is truly a prayer warrior and has been a great example for me.  He’s always turned to God in thanksgiving, praise and times of pain and need.  He’s also the kind of guy who wants everyone else to … Continue reading

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LEFT FOR DEAD

Last fall, my husband bought a beautiful hydrangea plant for the front of our new “old” house.  I was so ecstatic, because these are my favorite plants and it seemed the perfect spot for this bloom adorned bush.  Winter came … Continue reading

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ARE WE LIVING IN HELL?

I am trying my best not to tune into the news.  I feel ignorance can be bliss.  At least I have a temporary respite from the ugliness of our world.  We can’t really escape all the darkness surrounding us by the flip … Continue reading

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AM I LOSING IT?

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.”  Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it.  One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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BEGIN AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN …

“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – NICODEMUS

A member of the ruling council of the Sanhedrin, he was well versed in the scriptures and believed in the God of his fathers.  He knew a Messiah was promised to save his people, but Jesus didn’t seem to be what … Continue reading

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WISDOM

Job 28:28 “The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The hope of every human mind is to gain wisdom, We labor through our lives in … Continue reading

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FEAR OF DEATH

THANATOPHOBIA – The extreme fear of death I have several friends who are personally experiencing terminal illnesses.   There are also those who have relatives on their deathbeds.  Some of those I know have lost those they loved and may be … Continue reading

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IN THE DESERT

Doesn’t it seem interesting that some of the most important events in the Bible take place in the desert?  Moses led the nation of Israel through a desert wilderness for 40 years.  Abraham sent Hagar and her son into the … Continue reading

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IS TRUE PEACE POSSIBLE?

It seems each day brings more and more news of wars and terrorism.  Even in the safety of our  homes we are exposed to an evil world of hatred and anger.  It’s pretty hard to find any peace of mind when everything around … Continue reading

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SAY PLEASE & THANK YOU

Two of the first words we learn as toddlers are please and thank you – rather than demanding and expecting to get an immediate response. If we look at our relationship to God in this way, things might go a lot … Continue reading

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WHO’S YOUR FATHER?

  I’ve always thought it would be interesting to study my family tree and learn the kind of people I came from. The problem is, there were probably more than a few scalawags in the bunch, and I don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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BY GRACE ALONE

Good works are a result of our love for Jesus, Christ and the work that He has done in us. If for one minute, we deceive ourselves into thinking that we have anything to do with our salvation, we are … Continue reading

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NOW WHAT?

Their world had been torn apart.  The tomb was empty.  Jesus was dead and now someone had stolen His body.  It was more than they could bear.  The early morning revelation must’ve been one of the most exciting part of … Continue reading

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BUILDING OUR FAITH

Faith is one of those words used to explain something that we can’t see. It’s putting our trust in something without having proof of its existence. But it’s so much more than that! To have faith, we must have confidence … Continue reading

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DO YOU KNOW?

  Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Do you know how precious you are to me? Do you not feel my presence every second of every hour? Do you know that I want to take your problems, your worries, your … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – HIDING PLACE

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Psalm 32:7 “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Sela!” What a blessing to know that God protects all His creatures with … Continue reading

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