Tag Archives: Depression

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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RAINING TEARS

The sound of gently falling rain upon a tin roof can be irritating or restful depending on your state of mind.  A drenching upon the dry soil can be a welcome relief or it can flood things freshly planted and … Continue reading

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WHEN SKIES ARE CLOUDY & GREY

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.”   John Muir We’ve had a … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR HEALING

Dear, Lord of Life, I come today to ask your intervention in the lives of those who are in the midst of pain – of hopelessness – of fear of what lies ahead – and to those whom we can only … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPENED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He sits there as if he were part of the tree.  His eyes pierce through the darkness as the sun cuts a path through the forest.  Deep, intent eyes, in search of … Continue reading

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BLUE CHRISTMAS

I’m not a huge Elvis fan, but his song about a blue Christmas hits home for me at this time of year.  All the hustle and bustle going on in our world – all the confusion about politics and the … Continue reading

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SPREAD SUNSHINE

  “A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.” John Cleese Today I’d like to turn my thoughts to  laughter. There is nothing in the world like it. You hear … Continue reading

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FEAR NOT!

  We often tell our children not to be afraid.  We say the same to our spouses, friends, relatives, even those we barely know.  There are so may times we’re told to reach out to someone when we’re troubled or … Continue reading

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LOOK BEYOND THE MASK

Churchill realized that both success and failure are not important.  It’s how we deal with those things with courage.  So often, we don’t know what’s going on in someone’s mind.  I strongly believe part of the problem is the isolation … Continue reading

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INTERIOR TURMOIL

Depression and suicide seem to go hand in hand.   Sometimes getting to the bottom of a problem requires letting go of it.  Sometimes we need to share our thoughts with others.  Sometimes we have to look for the signs and … Continue reading

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I’M HAVING A BAD DAY!

We all have bad days – well, maybe there are a few hours that aren’t so good – perhaps it was a few minutes that didn’t sit well with you and you considered the whole day a bomb.  When it … Continue reading

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GOT PEACE?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©, Weary of the noise of media attention, Exhausted by virtuous and often untrue claims, Troubled hearts cling to greater intervention, Longing for refreshment from the flames, Looking up is what we need for our … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Life gets complicated, Torrents of troubles rain upon us, This brief time on earth is a mere whisper, How do we withstand the storms, How do we live through them, How do we … Continue reading

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FEARFUL

I have a fear of heights. I’m also uncomfortable in small spaces. I’ve had dreams about dying on the ocean. These are not unusual phobias, but did you know there is a fear of going to bed? Some people are … Continue reading

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WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] … Continue reading

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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local … Continue reading

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CONVOLUTED CHAOS

WOOD SCULPTURE & 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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THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS

It sometimes seems that every day brings another story of man’s inhumanity towards man.  There is the noise of violence in every corner of our country.  Dissatisfied and enraged voices scream for change.  People are divided in their opinions, their … Continue reading

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