Tag Archives: contentment

DAWN OF A NEW DAY

A galvanizing glow pierces through the stillness, Animating a beclouded forest, Giving life to lifeless limbs, Exploding into a myriad of brilliant color, Intoxicating the senses. Illuminating, Thrilling the imagination, The shadows give way to the energy, Slipping into darkness, Dousing every inch of … Continue reading

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WATCHING THE SNOW MELT

The days are much longer, the sun’s here to stay, We’ve turned life’s cold corner and it’s a new day, The once frozen waters are now clear and blue, Earth covered with new growth and fresh sun kissed dew, The sweet songs … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TRUE PEACE?

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© When life engulfs you with anger and rage – when you struggle with fear and temptation, Turn your mind to the glory of God’s written page – He will heal you and give you salvation. Though your days … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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