Tag Archives: encouragement

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

There are a ton of little problems we face every day. They may become mind boggling if we let them.  For example: A fitted bed sheet that doesn’t fit. Having to pee as soon as you’re snuggled into bed. Trying … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God. I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so. It wasn’t brainwashed into me. I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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ONE DAY AT A TIME

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom As each day passes, I have come to realize that every one of them is a blessing from above.  Not because tomorrow will … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it. One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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TRADITION

And so it begins – the onset of the holiday season – a time of gathering, sharing, giving, receiving and love.  This week families will gather and share in a bounteous meal, reminiscent of their past.  Turkey or ham will … Continue reading

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BELOW THE GROUND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The wind and winter’s chill worm through the thickness of inner earth,                   Weaving in and out of the good spaces, Infecting, infesting, destroying, … Continue reading

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TAKE HEART!

The headlines tell the state of our world in just a few simple words – “MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL,” DRUG OVERDOSE AT ALL TIME HIGH,” “SEX TRAFFICKING, RIGHT HERE,” and the list goes on.  Our world is filled with bad … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

“By now I thought I’d be sitting by glorious, turquoise waters on some Mediterranean beach, drinking something exotic and have money pouring out of my ears,” said no real author ever.  We start with such passion and fervor.  As a … Continue reading

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FAMILY ROAD TRIPS

This image is close to what it looked like when we traveled with our young children.  Unlike today, maps are seldom used.  Instead we plug into a GPS or ask SIRI.  We included the family dog, because we couldn’t afford boarding, nor … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

                            I’m back in the saddle again.  After six or so weeks of rehearsals and performances it’s time to return to my novel.  So I’m turning in … Continue reading

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I AM OFFENDED BY THAT

Being offended seems to be the phrase of the  day in our time.  We feel we have the right to express offense at anything we don’t agree with.  It doesn’t mean we’re correct in our thinking, it has become a … Continue reading

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HOW DID YOUR DAY START?

Yesterday was a lovely day.  I made it through the first day of my 78th year on earth – received many good wishes – spent time with my granddaughter and topped it off with a visit with a dear friend … Continue reading

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DAYS IN THE LIFE OF A MOTHER

Every mom has a few funny stories she drags up once in a while to amuse her friends or remind her kids of how much fun it is to parent.  Our kids usually aren’t amused at the retelling, but that … Continue reading

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I WANT MY MOMMIE!

Don’t you just love it when there’s a little voice trailing behind you saying, “Mom – mom, mommie, mother, ma, mom, mom, mom?  Little ones are constant sources of questions, needs, demands and wants.  “I want a cookie,” “I want a new … Continue reading

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ON BEING A MOM

This time of year there are many platitudes floating around regarding motherhood and the fact that these wonderful people should be exalted to a pedestal. Being a mom is a life-changing, life-lasting and life-giving experience. It doesn’t end with the … Continue reading

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MONDAY OPTIMISM

As I look out my window this morning, the dew hangs heavy in the morning light.  The tiny sign of new growth forces its way to greet the sun – longing for that welcome warmth that comes from God’s own hand.  … Continue reading

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A CHOSEN NATION

READ MATTHEW 5 – THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT The children of Israel had been bound by the law and the rituals established over the centuries.  They were constant reminders of the Covenant God had established with them.  The Israelite … Continue reading

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COME CLOSER

Holding my breath in wild anticipation, I come to you prepared for the best, You reach out to me with loving arms, Your enfold me, You protect, You cover me, You fill me with love unending, Come closer, Let me … Continue reading

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A LIONESS IN WINTER

  “What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere!”  William Shakespeare This morning I realized what my poor dog has been going through.  As I took him outside for his morning ritual, he began … Continue reading

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