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FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Mondays are kind of like the recurring Ground Hog Day movie.   We go through life, thinking this is as good as it gets – go to bed and repeat the same from day to day.  Mondays have a way of … Continue reading

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THERE’S NOT ANOTHER YOU

Too often we expect the most from ourselves. We try to be like everyone else – to fit in – be part of the crowd – support issues that are popular – wear the right clothes – follow a pattern … Continue reading

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TGIMITAW – THANK GOD I MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK!

In my younger days the thought of Friday always conjured ideas of having some time for fun, relaxation and spontaneous activity. In other words, I had two days of time when I could sleep late if I wanted to, not … Continue reading

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GOD CAN MELT THE EARTH

Psalm 46:6  – “Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; – Bible Gateway. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall, he lifts his voice, the earth melts.“ What a picture! All around us there are wars and rumors of wars. People continue to … Continue reading

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WHAT MATTERS IN LIFE?

When you’ve lived as long as I have you soon realize that things don’t last forever.  In our many years of married life, we’ve gone through several couches, mattresses, appliances and countless sheets and towels that hung on until they … Continue reading

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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

When souls are weary of this life  – when thoughts of paradise move in, Dreams of heavenly places light – upon our tattered lives of sin, Our hearts are filled with thoughts of death – we live as if it’s … Continue reading

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6-8 INCHES OF NEW FALLEN SNOW – BLEH!

I guess we should have expected it. Last week’s little dusting of snowflakes was just a foreshadowing of what was to come. Yesterday, the white stuff, which we refer to in Minnesota as that horrible four letter word, starting falling … Continue reading

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ROLL ON

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There is magic in the river. She is filled with mystery, Movement, Destination, Hope & sorrow, Some find comfort in the tranquil ripples, While others enjoy the turmoil created when the current … Continue reading

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REFIRED NOT RETIRED

This past few days have been a time away from all the madness of the world – a time to refresh, relax and restore some of the zest that’s been missing for quite a while. Our son invited us to … Continue reading

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A LITTLE MORE OFF THE TOP

WOOD SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER I often post paintings by my artist husband, Paul.  He dabbles in all sorts of art and is now one of the teaching artists at a local art center in our community.  Art is something … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE PEACE?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© When life seems overwhelming and the hope for peace has drifted, We struggle with the discontent and pray for burdens lifted, But our days on earth are numbered, our time … Continue reading

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STILL TRYING TO DISCOVER YOURSELF?

In my years of stumbling over obstacles, brushing myself off and starting over again,  I’ve come to the conclusion that my life may not have seemed important to me, but God knew me before I ever came to be.  He … Continue reading

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MY HERO, MY MOM

My mom was my hero.  I gave her a run for her money and probably was the cause of her prematurely greying hair, but that didn’t deter her from pushing forward in life.  She didn’t hesitate to color those grey tresses well … Continue reading

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LOOKING FORWARD & UP

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 many … Continue reading

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REALITY CHECK

If you’re a fan of social media, you might be feeling a little depressed these days.  We’re seeing pictures of perfect meals, desserts, fun things to entertain your children while your sequestered, DIY videos on how to make a chair … Continue reading

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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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