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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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TAKING FLIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will … 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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FEAR OF DEATH?

When I was a young woman of 21, the furthest thing from my mind was dying.  I was just beginning to live.  In a few months I’d be getting married.  I’d be loosening the apron strings of my youth and … Continue reading

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WISDOM, YOUR NAME IS JESUS

  Mark Twain once said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much … Continue reading

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LIFE SPANS

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© The miracle of birth, Pushing its way through to life, For a brief time that life glimmers and shines, But all too soon it is snuffed out, Like a once brilliant bloom, it withers, It … Continue reading

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LIFE REMAINS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will be … Continue reading

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A TASTE OF HEAVEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The majesty and glory of an ancient city, Robed in beauty, filled with scents, tastes, sounds, textures and sights, All tempting us with their shades of light and color, Reaching our … Continue reading

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

Originally posted 11/22/16 ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying … Continue reading

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FADING FAST

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream. – Ernest Dowson, from “Vitae … Continue reading

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TIME PASSAGES

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The vitality of an extended summer, leads to the reality of winter’s coming, Waters take on a different cast as the chilled air reaches from the abyss below, Magnificent sunrises and … Continue reading

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BROKEN, BUT NOT DEAD YET!

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A sputtering, rusted, old, decrepit vehicle sits outside a broken down edifice, Bother of them have seen better days, Some days I feel like this, My engine chugs along, performing well … Continue reading

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NO MORE TEARS

Another funeral – another of our friends laid to his final rest – a time of sadness – a release from the desperation of fighting for life – for the Christian, a time of great joy. As my life seems … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CRUD

This is my favorite time of year.  The trees are splendidly dressed in their most brilliant colors, the air is crisp and clean, and I even got married in September.  One of the side effects of this season for me … Continue reading

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METAMORPHOUS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Trees turn into blazing colors, leaves weave tightly on the ground. Tapestry of gold and crimson, clearing way for sight and sound, Soon the barren trees stand empty, lifeless, worn and … Continue reading

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INSIDE OUT

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Scuffed by the constant thrashing of the elements, Exterior somewhat battered by overuse, Sitting quietly in the peace of the harbor,, Waiting for another chance, Like us, clothed in … Continue reading

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LIFE IN A FUNERAL HOME

I would love to be able to include a photograph of the house where my husband spent his growing up years.  It was a typical house of seven gables – a mansion of sorts – within a decaying neighborhood.  During … Continue reading

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