Tag Archives: Depression

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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CRUSHED BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE

Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is … Continue reading

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LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

A RERUN FROM LAST YEAR ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Last night. as I drove home from the country, I half expected to have a deer jump out into the darkened roads.  The sun goes down much earlier now and … Continue reading

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WHEN DREAMS DELIGHT

“In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM!

There are days when I wonder what on earth I’m still doing here. I spend hours trying to figure out some new technology when I could have completed three loads of laundry. I wake up early only to spend that … Continue reading

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HEAR OUR PRAYER

Dear, Heavenly, Father, You have encouraged us to come to you in prayer. No matter what the circumstances, your ears are always open to our words.  You are always available to comfort us and give us hope.  Even when the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER

As I sit here in a sunbathed room, I can see the colors beginning to change.  Squirrels have been actively storing up black walnuts from the tree in our front yard.  They’re so busy, it makes me wonder if they … Continue reading

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IN A FOG

There are days when things just don’t make any sense.  In fact every day seems to become enveloped with a thick fog that could eventually consume us and leave us hopeless.  We look for answers, we strive for contentment, we … Continue reading

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”   Julie Andrews The world is full of a lot of unhappiness and many people aren’t even sure they will have enough money to make it to the next pay check – … Continue reading

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FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY

“Tiger Lilies” Art & Poetry by 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 – for … Continue reading

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