Tag Archives: FAITH

OVER THE MEADOW & THROUGH THE WOODS

“Over the meadow and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go.” These were words of excitement for us as we prepared to spend the Christmas holiday with our children’s grandparents. The words changed into tremendous challenge as we packed … Continue reading

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YOUR WILL – NOT MINE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER   My God, you’ve shown your will for me in everything you do, You break the earth, you cut through rock, you kiss the morning dew, The skies surrender to your voice, … Continue reading

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SEEING HIM FACE TO FACE

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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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean – “Les Miserables” Our nights seem to already be growing longer and it’s only been two days since the time change.   Add to that the fact … Continue reading

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HIGH ANXIETY

There are so many things that cause us to be afraid and anxious.  It could be a health issue.  It might be a family problem or work is causing you to stress out.  We, as human beings like to be … Continue reading

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HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER

Each day of our lives has been mapped out according to a divine plan – God has it all figured out – He’s got our back – He’s got our future in the palm of His hand. We naturally want … Continue reading

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A MAN OF GOD

Originally posted 2/21/17 We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power. As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot. He had many occasions to take the life … Continue reading

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MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT

When I teach acting students, I refer to them as  instruments.  We all possess the skills to accomplish things we never thought possible. An actor requires many tools to do their craft.  First and foremost is the brain.  We must … Continue reading

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STILL FOGGY, BUT TRUSTING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sullied by the hands of time, darkened by its sin, A world so lost and fallen, is buried deep within, The broken limbs are withered, the leaves have lost their grip, The … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO COVET?

The word covet isn’t used much today.  Instead we talk about greed, desire, longing, craving, lust or wanting what someone else has that we don’t.  Both the 8th & 9th Commandments are similar because they talk about how our passions … Continue reading

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INHERITED STRENGTH

As I look back on my life I can see the influence of several strong women.  My mother was a rock.  She married the love of her life at the age of 18 and two years later I was born.  … Continue reading

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TRUE GRIT

  When John Wayne appeared in the movie, “True Grit,” as sheriff, Rooster Cogburn, everyone thought the film was about this man’s courage and ability to pursue and capture the bad guys  In fact the true heroine of the movie … Continue reading

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GET OUT OF THE BLACK CLOUDS

Today I went to the doctor to have my knee X-rayed.  I should be delighted that it is nothing more than a sprain.  The doc mentioned that my knee was practically arthritis free, there were no breaks and it was … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

  Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART IV – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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JUST PASSING THROUGH

    For the better part of this year, my life has been filled with creative endeavors.  In January my husband had a one man art show, which included some of my poetry.  In March I restarted writing a novel … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE STORMS

Up in the land of 10,000 lakes today, the skies are filling with an abundance of different kinds of clouds.  It’s always quite interesting to see a storm come together, starting with layers of many clouds in shades of grey.  … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE GROOVE

You have all probably seen Paul’s paintings on my blog.  Occasionally I’ve posted some of his carving work.  After he was diagnosed with cancer (now in remission) and endured a small stroke, he put the chisel and hammer aside for … Continue reading

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SURRENDER

When we think about the word “surrender” we naturally assume a sort of giving up – giving in – acceptance.  When the white flag of surrender went up at Yorktown, it signaled the ending of the American Revolution.  Almost a … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU TRUST?

In the late 1950’s a television show hosted by Edgar Bergan, the ventriloquist, made its debut.  After a few months a young Johnny Carson took over the job.  The show was designed to pit three married couples against each other … Continue reading

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