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TAKE MY HAND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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 would stray – when things get in … Continue reading

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BOASTING

It’s funny how words take on a different meaning over time.  Pride – for example – used to mean an inner sense of accomplishment or a feeling we experience when doing something noble.  Another word, Gay, once meant joyful and … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Painted yesterday at the Round Barn in Andover, MN When I grow weary from the weight of life, When every step becomes a heavy strife, There’s no relief, no respite for my load, The path … Continue reading

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MY SHEPHERD AND GUIDE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me safely in Your hand, When everything my body does so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me with all your might, … Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF LIFE

ORIGINAL POST FROM ATIMETOSHARE.ME 3/12/15 A wrinkled little body, writhing and screaming as it inhales its first breath – Skin begins to fill with life and becomes smooth to the touch, That same helpless infant begins to explore – to … Continue reading

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JOYFUL, PATIENT AND FAITHFUL

“All good things arrive unto them that wait–and don’t die in the meantime.”  Mark Twain “God writes a lot of comedy … the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.” Garrison … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH JESUS

You never cease to hold me safely in Your hand, When everything my body does so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me with all your might. You lift me from the deep, dark … Continue reading

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I KNOW HOW SHE FEELS

Entering one phase of life to another can be daunting.  My thirteen year old granddaughter is struggling with this now as she hangs on to her childhood years while wanting to be grown up.  Suddenly you’re expected to shed off the … Continue reading

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TELL ME A STORY

Where we come from it’s not unusual to tell stories.  It’s our way of communicating.  You might do the same thing around the campfire. Telling stories can be a way of keeping important things alive from generation to generation. When Jesus … Continue reading

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AGE = A STATE OF MIND

Fairy tales can come true – it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart … Old, blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made that dream seem possible when he released “Young at Heart” in 1963. It was the same year that Camelot fell … Continue reading

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TROUBLE!

Some folks think that becoming a Christian means gaining complete freedom from all our troubles. Not true! In fact, God never promised any of us a rose garden. Well, He gave us a perfect garden, but that was quickly lost … Continue reading

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AM I DONE YET?

You would think that by the time you reached retirement age you would have completed all the important things you wanted to do in your life.  I have found that I’m just getting started.  Each day from now until I … Continue reading

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Just be Quiet!

This has been whirlwind of a week. A couple of things I had planned on doing were accomplished, but I was also faced with some things I had absolutely no control over. It got me thinking that no matter how … Continue reading

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Peace be with you.

Peace comes with the sound of raining gently falling on the roof. Peace can be a light in the window, a good book, a friend. It can be the sound of your teenager arriving home safely, A job, family, security … Continue reading

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CONQUERING OUR FEARS

I have always been afraid of getting up in front of a crowd to speak.  Because of this, I have set up a sort of barrier for myself by becoming an actor.  When you are another person, you can hide … Continue reading

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IS IT ALL ABOUT ME?

The definition of pride:  A high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.  It’s easy to get caught up in those thoughts because … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M SO ANGRY?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”  How true.  Anger is not only a negative emotion, it’s non-productive.  When we’re angry our adrenaline starts to pump, our demeanor changes, our … Continue reading

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FAITHFUL, LOVING, CARING, GIVING, UNSELFISH, DISCIPLINARIAN, ENCOURAGER & BRAVE – MOM!

y There are many moms who don’t find much to celebrate on this holiday – those who keep the home fires burning while their husbands are serving their country in far off places; moms who raise their families while dad’s … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A TEACHER?

When I was a child my mind was being trained, my personality developing, my brain expanding, my opinions growing.  With each stage of development something was happening to make me the person I have become.  We all have been affected by … Continue reading

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THERE IS HOPE

Jerimiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” How absolutely awesome to know that someone has drawn … Continue reading

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