Tag Archives: Depression

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could … Continue reading

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GOD FILLS ME UP

“Memories light the corners of my mind; misty water colored memories of the way we were.” The words to this Barbara Streisand song tell a very true story. We all have wonderful memories that we keep tucked in the recesses … Continue reading

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MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

Ever since watching the movie, “Singing in the Rain,” I have great joy when I can make someone laugh.  Maybe I should’ve become a standup comic.  Is 78 too old to start a new career?  The only problem I can … Continue reading

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TURN IT OVER

There’s no doubt about it.  We live in a crummy world. We can choose to make a difference, to change things, to sit around and fret about it, to hide ourselves from it or we can rid ourselves of the … Continue reading

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AGING FOR THOSE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

I’m currently in the process of brainstorming, which could be dangerous for a 78 year old woman.  The storming of my brain is nothing new, but the subject matter has changed over time.  I used to write about funny parenting … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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COVID19 DEPRESSION

The fears that are associated with this pandemic are far greater than the disease itself. We’ve taken all kinds of precautions.  We’ve followed the rules and stayed home as much as possible.  We haven’t attended church services (which I personally … Continue reading

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QUESTIONING AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES

How long has this been going on?  I feel like it’s been years, but the first case of reported COVID19 occurred sometime in January.  Immediately the pandemic turned into panic.  Since that time, states have been going into lockdown and … Continue reading

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EASTER LETDOWN

Easter has come and gone and it was the most unusual celebration I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The two of us viewed our church service online.  We stayed inside all day, because five or so inches of snow had fallen … Continue reading

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BLUE CHRISTMAS

It’s that time of year again.  For almost two months we put ourselves through so much unnecessary stress.  We fret over Thanksgiving dinner and preparing the feast.  We make travel arrangements to accommodate a true family get together.  We struggle … Continue reading

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HIGH NOON

We’ve taken to watching some of them there western movies at our place lately.  The typical story of the battle between good and evil always ending with god winning, is a nice refreshing change from the way of the world.  … Continue reading

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HIGH ANXIETY

There are so many things that cause us to be afraid and anxious.  It could be a health issue.  It might be a family problem or work is causing you to stress out.  We, as human beings like to be … Continue reading

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DEFEATED?

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There will be days when you feel completely broken down – Physically, emotionally, spiritually, When every ounce of strength has been sapped, When it seems you can no longer go on, … Continue reading

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ENDING IT ALL

It seems that many young people today are turning their thoughts to suicide as an option for a solution to their problems. Maybe at some time in our own lives, we have all thought the world would be a better … Continue reading

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IS IT GOOD TO GET ANGRY?

From a very early age, I was taught that we shouldn’t succumb to anger.  Not only was it a negative way to behave, but it had serious consequences.  As my life progresses, I keep hearing that voice in the back … Continue reading

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GET OUT OF THE BLACK CLOUDS

Today I went to the doctor to have my knee X-rayed.  I should be delighted that it is nothing more than a sprain.  The doc mentioned that my knee was practically arthritis free, there were no breaks and it was … Continue reading

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THE VOICE OF GOD

When I was a child, I recall sitting in the sanctuary of our beautiful, Gothic styled, Lutheran church.  The stained glass windows depicted various scenes from the Bible.  The ceiling had paintings of angels and above the altar was a statue … Continue reading

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TURN YOUR FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

In hopes of erasing some of the rhetoric and name calling going on over the past few months, I decided to devote this post to humor.  The messes we create on a daily basis are often far from humorous, but … 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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TEARS, LAUGHTER & MEMORIES

Our lives are filled with many emotions, but the main three are tears, smiles and memories.  We cry and the tears ultimately dry.  We laugh and the smiles eventually fade from view.  The memories we create along the way will … Continue reading

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