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MUST I DIE TO HAVE PEACE?

Are you in search of peace?  The world seems to have been looking for it for a very long time, yet wars continue – tempers flare – hatred, anger and power all add to our daily lives causing us to … Continue reading

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CRUSHED BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE

Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is … Continue reading

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GOING HOME

(This poem was written a year ago at this time.  We just made the offer on our new old house – a house that has brought us much joy in just a year.) A little house is all we need … Continue reading

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WALKING THE WALK

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A life once filled with loneliness, a heart that seemed like stone, Has turned to Christ and all at once, that life is not alone, To walk without the Son of … Continue reading

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CLOUDS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like a giant vacuum, sucking vapor from the earth, Descending down from heaven, like angels in their mirth, Billowing up so very high, the sky can barely hold them, Sprays of multi-colors rise, kisses and … Continue reading

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A NEW LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When fears and worries are so real, We sometimes wonder why we feel, The pangs of deep depression. The weight’s extreme – we lose all hope, Our hearts grow sad – … Continue reading

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IS IT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO LAUGH?

“While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of … Continue reading

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QUIESCENCE

The intensity of my days seems to have come to a waning afterthought, but still in my quiet time, I’m learning to categorize the important things – eliminate the unnecessary – prioritize the meaningful – resist the desire to return to … Continue reading

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CONTENTMENT

New hydrangea bush, planted yesterday – still blooming and so am I. “Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a … Continue reading

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WHERE IS OUR PEACE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Where do you find contentment when all around seems lost, In city streets so dimly lit, at an expensive cost, In valleys green where water pours through rives pure and clean, In the darkness … Continue reading

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SMALL TOWN

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Nestled in the bluffs along a river that borders two states, Buildings from another century dotting the landscape, A peaceful tranquility that escapes the noise of the big city, Seemingly untouched by the darkness of … Continue reading

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SUMMER GLORY

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill.  The light touches the edges of trees and buildings in the distance, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill … Continue reading

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ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS

When we’re children, our minds seem to focus on the little things in our world.  We learn quickly to use our imaginations to create something out of nothing.  Everything is new to us and we explore life with the challenge of … Continue reading

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FEAR NOT

I’m not a huge “Star Wars” fan, but Yoda had a lot of wisdom.  The words he quotes in the image above, indicates exactly what fear can do to us.  It can cause us to think negatively, worry, lose our … Continue reading

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