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HUGS

It used to be that hugs were natural.  Now we must be careful not to offend or give the wrong message.  Over my lifetime, I’ve seen a gradual loss in the show of any kind of physical affection in our … Continue reading

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MONDAY PRAYER

Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage me when I feel I can’t … Continue reading

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PRAISE THE LORD, OH MY SOUL

Today as we face the week ahead, let us remember that new life comes from the Lord, God, Almighty.  Nothing we can do will change that.  With Him at our side, we can do great things.  With Him as our … Continue reading

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IN GOD’S HANDS

When tomorrow seems uncertain – when all our fears mount up within our hearts – when even our faith is put to the test – we can be sure of God’s enduring, unchanging, undying and all consuming love.  He has a … Continue reading

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AGING LIKE A FINE WINE

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Omar Khayyam Yesterday I celebrated 76 years of living.  The average life expectancy … Continue reading

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A FIRM FOUNDATION

“And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J. K. Rowling We’ve all had those points in life, when we hit bottom.  Our life seems to fall apart and there’s no where to turn.  … Continue reading

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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”  Mark Twain It seems to me that we’ve developed a new kind of humor which really isn’t all that funny.  We used to be content to laugh at … Continue reading

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FINDING PEACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Where is that peaceful, quiet place that you are longing for, Is it in empty moments while waiting to do more, Will you find peace and contentment among the birds that sing, Or does … Continue reading

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TRY TO REMEMBER

A song from a sweet little musical, “The Fantasticks,”tells the story of a girl and boy who fall in love, but they are neighbors and their fathers have been involved in a feud for some time.  A wall separates their … Continue reading

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WILL IT EVER END?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Shots ring out, Bodies fall, Troubled mind, Has heard the call, A call to self destruction, A call within his mind, A place for his instruction, Becomes a killing field, We cry … Continue reading

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SUPER HEROES GOT NOTHING ON MOMS!

The media sometimes ends it news with one of those super hero stories to make us feel better after hearing all the garbage that fills our world.  We’re hopeful that someone will come and make things better.  We need someone to … Continue reading

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NO SMALL PARTS

Where do you fit in to the scheme of things? I always tell my young performers that each of them is an important piece of the story we’re trying to portray – without their participation, the story is incomplete, no … Continue reading

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THIS IS YOUR TIME

At the beginning of February of this year, we undertook the task of creating theatre with young people.  The auditions produced sweet faces, high energy and excitement.  You could feel it in the air. These delightful little Thespians pushed forward, … Continue reading

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LIFE SAVING WATER

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life flows just like a river does, with winding twists and turns, We rage against the fast current, until our body burns, The waves can pull and drag us down, but also lifts us up, It cleanses … Continue reading

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MONDAY SUNSHINE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© How do you harness the sun, And capture the magnificence of its light? Some have tried to manage the light, That encompasses them, Some struggle to bring illumination back into their lives, By setting … Continue reading

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COME, LORD, JESUS!

Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;     he lifts his voice, the earth melts The Lord Almighty is with us;     the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Come and see what the Lord has done,     the desolations he has brought on … Continue reading

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LOOK UP

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What started as a single seed reclining in the earth, Is now a giant masterpiece with monetary worth, The time it took to grow this tree encompassed many years, It suffered … Continue reading

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BEGINNING OF UNDERSTANDING

Job 28:28 “The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The hope of every human mind is to gain wisdom, We labor through our lives in … Continue reading

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MUSIC THAT MOVED A KING

George Frederic Handel was born on this day in 1685 in Halle, Germany.  He showed an early interest in the study of music, but his father felt it a worthless career choice and insisted there be no musical instruments in the house.  … Continue reading

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TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO DREAM …

I have been known to have very vivid and sometimes disturbing dreams. Something seems to happen to my brain when it falls asleep. It’s like this alter-ego explodes inside my head, giving way to all the weirdness or creativity within … Continue reading

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