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GRANDMA’S ARMS

I have fond memories of both my grandmothers.  In fact I can even remember my great grandmother and some of the things she impressed on me in my youth. Today, grandmas have changed quite a bit.  Most of them still work well into their … 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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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

I’ve come to the conclusion that if I have to get down on my knees for any reason, I better think of all the tasks I need to do before getting up again.  The up and down process is killing … Continue reading

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SHINE

ORIGINAL ART  & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A babbling brook makes its way through the troubling rocks of life, Yet nourishing as it bounces back and forth over them, Within each of us is the ability to bounce back, … Continue reading

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CHAIN OF EVENTS

Ripple effects of every day, can change or drive us down, The way to find contentment is in every perfect sound, The breath of the wind entwines you, the grip of hate hangs tight, No matter how you battle it, it’s right … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Painted yesterday at the Round Barn in Andover, MN When I grow weary from the weight of life, When every step becomes a heavy strife, There’s no relief, no respite for my load, The path … Continue reading

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SO LONG AGO

A dream was hatched by a man, A dream which allowed him to see the future, Which gave him a glimpse of black and white co-existing, Without complication, Without hatred, Without malice, It was a dream which God gave to … Continue reading

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NOT ALL DAYS ARE GOING TO BE GREAT

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE 4/11/15 Just think!  You’re a Christian – you’ve been freed from the grip of sin and the devil – you’re beaming in the afterglow of Easter – life is perfect – right? Monday morning comes and you … Continue reading

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DRAMA!!!

(Photo of my little pirates last year.) Working with children has blessed me, but there are times when I wondered if anything got through to those little ones.  Teaching drama to K-4 children each week was a challenge  The chaos, the after school … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©   Droplets blend together from remnants of ice and mountain snow, Trickling over rocky crevices, dancing together in a timeless waltz, Soon they meld into a cascade of raging energy as the dance … Continue reading

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YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE

“If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A WINNER?

I grew up and spent the early years of my adult life in Wisconsin, so I guess I’m a dyed in the wool Packer fan. That is unless the Minnesota Vikings happen to win.  I was around when Vince Lombardi … Continue reading

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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 physical light that encompasses them, Some struggle to bring illumination back into their lives by … Continue reading

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SIMPLICITY

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© The world is filled with wondrous things, Things that capture our attention with their allure, Flashy things that entice and tempt us to do things we normally wouldn’t do, There is so much more in … Continue reading

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DON’T WORRY!

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Watercolor sketch God’s hand is in everything.  We see it in the beauty of nature, in the intricate balance of science, in the geometric design of every living thing.  If He takes so much … Continue reading

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A BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

   Original plein air painting by Paul. T. Boecher© A road can lead to nowhere as we travel through this life, Our minds submit to evil, our hearts endure much strife, But when we follow Jesus, the road is always … Continue reading

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MIRACLES

  Miracles don’t happen every day, but my boy was proving that to be wrong.  He took a small amount of food and turned it into enough to feed five thousand – and that didn’t even include the women and children.  There … Continue reading

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FAITH UNDER FIRE

Our world is full of tragic news and heartfelt disconnection. We struggle to find good in all the strife and insurrection. The devil uses all these things to tug within our reasoning. He twists and turns our very thoughts, with … Continue reading

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DOES HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

Think of what it was like in the 16th century, before the printing press was invented.   Folks had to rely on word of mouth for their information and  by the time they got it, it was so muddled, it was … Continue reading

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