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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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AGING DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH

Lots of people look at age as a sign of weakness, deterioration and imminent death. Some cultures place age in a special category because of the wisdom a person has acquired in his life. In America, we tend to admire … Continue reading

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THE FIELD OF FLANDERS

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short … Continue reading

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LOOK TO THE CROSS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY 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 … Continue reading

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MASKS

Masks can be used to hide our own personality and project an entirely different one.  Those are the imaginary masks we use to create a character in acting. Artificial masks can be purchased for just about any occasion.  Masks have … Continue reading

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DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION

And death shall have no dominion. Dead man naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow … Continue reading

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DON’T LET IT BE FORGOT …

The photograph was taken as the funeral procession made it’s way towards St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  With a little prodding from his mother, John Kennedy, Jr. made the final salute to his father and the Commander in Chief of the United … Continue reading

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THE DARKNESS OF DEATH

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A few years ago, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river through the north side of town. The trees dipped in the light of a … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

As dear friends are falling asleep in our heavenly Father’s arms – as those of us who remain, struggle with various physical ailments – as we age and become helpless where we used to be strong – as our worldly … Continue reading

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ONE MORE ANGEL IN HEAVEN

About a year ago, a few of us ladies from church decided to get together socially once a week.  We’ve grown from a small group of three to a total of about 8 depending on who is available.  We usually … Continue reading

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FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS FOREVER WHEN THE LORD IS LORD OF THEM

Many of the members from our first church we joined, when moving to Minnesota,are now pillars of our current church. It’s funny how we can pick up with people from our past and become immediately reattached. Two years ago, we … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF LIFE ETERNAL

I’ve reached a point in my life where many of my friends are being released from their pain here on earth and have passed into heaven.  It’s tough to see those we care about leaving this life.  It not only … Continue reading

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BRIDGING THE GAP

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is not the place for me,  I long to be in heaven, When thoughts like that invade my mind, I ask to be forgiven, God’s plan was not for me to die,  He … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROL -PART III

“The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – THE FINAL ACT

The final scene is set.  The pieces have all been placed.  The player enters the stage for his last monologue.  It is the last prayer of a faithful servant – the final words you utter in life – the lasting impression … Continue reading

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SHADOW OF DEATH

ART RECENTLY COMPLETED BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of … Continue reading

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AN EMPTY CHAIR

It was a lovely Tuesday morning.  The air fresh and clean, the sky blue – a perfect day to tackle some of my pruning chores.  As I walked down our driveway, I was met by a street full of emergency … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU SEE? PART 2

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This week I’m focusing on relationships with others and with God.  Sometimes we have to look really hard to see what’s hidden beneath the surface, Your hand created all that is, it’s … Continue reading

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HE LAY DEAD IN A TOMB

The disciples, except for John, scattered and went into hiding in fear for their own lives.  His mother grieved over the death of the Son who was gifted to her as a young woman – the child who would grow … Continue reading

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ETERNITY

ORIGINAL POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, He takes our hand … Continue reading

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