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WHERE IS YOUR CONFIDENCE?

The definition of the word, “CONFIDENCE,” includes a feeling or belief which allows for complete faith or trust. To some that means self. To others it might be an idea or philosophy. When you possess confidence, you are sure of … Continue reading

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GETTING BY

With every passing day, I feel you close beside me. You watch each step I take, and perfectly you guide me. And when my feet should stray – when things get in my way – You pick me up and … Continue reading

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THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU

What would the world be without you? God had your life planned out before you ever came into existence. His plans are perfect and He wants His purpose to be accomplished. If you never were , You never would have … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES AHEAD?

My first memory of singing in church is a hymn which has stayed with me throughout my life. Every time I sing or hear this hymn, it gives me confidence for the future. The words indicate that I’m just passing … Continue reading

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NEVER SAY NEVER

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means.  You have barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she has been torn from you.  Your tiny body is given up by her in order to save you … Continue reading

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TAKE ME AWAY

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As I travel through life’s darkest moments, When all around me is unfamiliar ground, When the sound of silence engulfs me and pierces through the lack of noise, There in the … Continue reading

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A STUDY IN BLACK & WHITE

Cracks, crevices, breaks and terror, lurk at every turn in life, Stumbling, falling, running, hiding, trying to escape the strife, Fear befalls us,  darkness calls us, there is no place we can hide, Hanging onto the safety line, praying that … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear, Heavenly, Father, As the week winds down, I come to you with a mind filled with anxious thoughts.  I know that you’ve told me not to be anxious about anything – that you’re in control and with me every … Continue reading

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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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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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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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