Tag Archives: FAITH

MARY HAD A BABY

She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin.  She was like us, yet God chose her to  carry His very own Son for nine months in her womb.  She would also hold His dead body … Continue reading

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JUST A CHILD

Mary accepted God’s will without question – she nurtured her Son, Jesus, made sure He followed the commandments, did His chores, worked alongside His stepfather. She saw to it that He had clothes to wear, food to nourish and an … Continue reading

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THE STORY CONTINUES

During the season of Advent, I attempted to fulfill a 24 day study of the book of Luke. There are 24 chapters in this telling of the greatest story ever told.  Unfortunately on the 22nd day, I became ill and … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

I don’t like confrontation.  I’m adverse to rejection.  I fear heights and drowning in the ocean.  I would rather be alone than in a crowd.  I’ve learned over the years that my fears often get in the way of my … Continue reading

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OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

His love is like none we have ever experienced here on earth. His love is beauty beyond our wildest dreams. His love is precious, merciful, compassionate. His love is given freely without question. His love doesn’t look at our past … Continue reading

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CAST YOUR CARES

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”  Psalm 55:22 Some people have a hard time believing in a God who would permit suffering and pain to enter … 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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WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?

Why do bad things happen to good people? It’s a hard question to answer in a world that’s full of ugliness, hunger, pain, inhumanity, brutal death or hardship. It’s especially hard to answer for a Christian, because it may be … 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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OLD LIVES MATTER

When we grow older, our self worth tends to decline. Unfortunately when you pass retirement age, there is a certain amount of discrimination in our country. People who have amazing life skills and experience often have little value in a … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF CHRIST

I don’t know why God allows some of us to go on living for so many years and others are taken at an early age. It is one of those mysteries that don’t make sense to me. I do know … Continue reading

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AN END TO CHAOS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A day free of anger and hostile aspersion, The peaceful relief comes in simple diversion, Turn back to the simple the sweet and the kind, Release all the wrath that is filling … Continue reading

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DITCH YOUR RESOLUTIONS

It’s only January 17th and already there’s a holiday whereby you can ditch your New Year’s resolutions.  It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of those weird holidays with you.  There is one for every day of the year … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear, Heavenly, Father, As the week winds down, I come to you with a mind filled with anxious thoughts.  I know that you’ve told me not to be anxious about anything – that you’re in control and with me every … Continue reading

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HAVE THE BIRTH PANGS BEGUN?

When expecting my first child, I had no clue what was about to happen.  My body had increased by almost 60 pounds and I thought I was about to give birth to the largest child ever to be born. I’d … Continue reading

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LUKE 21 THE END TIMES

READ LUKE 21 Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve almost completed this look at Luke.  Jesus has had many things to teach His followers over the past three years – things that will help all of us through … Continue reading

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LUKE 18 – PRAYER, FAITH & DISCIPLESHIP

READ LUKE 18 Earlier in the book of Luke, Jesus teaches His disciples to pray by giving the words of His own prayer.  In Luke 18 He talks about the sincerity of our prayers when He gives the example of … Continue reading

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LUKE 17 – FORGIVENESS, FAITH, COMPASSION & END TIMES

READ LUKE 17 Isn’t it wonderful to be forgiven by God? All of our sins have been paid for by the sacrifice made on the cross. Our redemption was made evident when Christ overcame death and gave us the promise … 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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LUKE 8 – BE SOWERS OF SEEDS

READ LUKE 8 In the very first verse of this chapter we read that Jesus and His followers traveled from one town to another spreading the good news. Jesus, the true Evangelist was showing through example how we should share … Continue reading

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