Tag Archives: FAITH

AGING ENLIGHTENED

The Age of Enlightenment was a time in history between 1700-1800.  It was a time when the world was changing drastically.  Some considered it a time of enlightenment and philosophy.  In our own nation, big changes were occurring.  Immigrants in … Continue reading

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MY WALK, HIS WAY

When I began writing this blog, almost five years ago, I had no idea what I was doing.  I enjoyed reading others’ posts.  I made some new good friends – some disappeared along the way – some even went to … Continue reading

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HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY

That furry little groundhog has predicted an early spring, but I’m not sure he lives in Minnesota.  Last year the furry little guy did the same and we had a blizzard in April. I find it amusing that we put … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE HOPE?

I hope the weather will change soon.  I hope I can get a job.  I hope I don’t have cancer.  I hope I can muddle through these last years of life.  I hope, I hope, I hope. I go to … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT NINE – CONCLUSION

When I started this series, I was doing so from the point of view of an actor developing a character. In order to bring a character to life, we need to know their history, their lineage, their lifestyle, friends, personality … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT ONE

“The more we study, the more we know. The more we know, the more we forget. The more we forget, the less we know. So, why study?”  Anonymous When we’re just beginning to learn, it seems kind of pointless to go … Continue reading

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READY FOR TAKE OFF

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© (It always puzzles me how so many of the gigantic birds are able to lift their heavy bodies to the skies.  Even when their mouths are filled with breakfast and the aerodynamics seem impossible, they … Continue reading

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COURAGE UNLEASHED

Yesterday morning we awoke to the news that missing 13 year old, Jayme Closs, had been found alive.  For three months prior to this, people in the community of Barron, Wisconsin had been searching for the child who had obviously … Continue reading

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DON’T YOU JUST HATE LISTS?

Soon you and I will change the way we live. We will begin another diet – cut down on using electronic devices – spend more quality time with spouse or children – cut out some addictive behavior – become more … Continue reading

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BLUE CHRISTMAS

I’m not a huge Elvis fan, but his song about a blue Christmas hits home for me at this time of year.  All the hustle and bustle going on in our world – all the confusion about politics and the … Continue reading

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THE WORD WAS MADE MAN

“You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.”   Martin Luther How can it be – a child conceived by the Holy Spirit, within the womb of a virgin?  Why is it that God decided to take on … Continue reading

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BIRD’S EYE VIEW

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© If we could soar like eagles and swoop down to valleys low, If we could hear the voice of God, if we could make it snow, If we could climb up mountains … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – PART II

The second ghost to appear to Scrooge, is the Ghost of Christmas Present.  He’s dressed in green, fur lined robes and a candle lit crown of holly and ivy rests on his head.  His purpose is to further point out the … Continue reading

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ONE ON ONE WITH GOD

I’ve always admired King David and his intimate relationship with God.  He messed up, strayed from God’s commandments, yet he was considered the apple of God’s eye.  I often wondered at some of his psalms and the angry demands he made … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

The room begins to close in on you. You feel suffocated in your inner most being. Your heart begins to race – your mouth is dry – your hands begin to tremble – your breathing becomes heavy and almost chokes … Continue reading

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WEATHERING THE STORMS

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.”       John Muir Today, as we … Continue reading

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HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

In 1999, an adventure/horror movie called “The Mummy” hit the big screen and we were witness to the dead coming back to life – embalming garb and all.  Flesh began to cover near skeletal bodies – muscle replaced withered flesh … Continue reading

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MIRACLES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© God lifts the hawk into the sky with wind beneath his wings, The talons are poised and ready, within him his heart sings, If God can guide the mighty hawk, through perils … Continue reading

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EXPECT MIRACLES

As we push through life we can see miracles occurring all around us. They might happen at the right time – they’re answered prayers – they encourage us to go on – they give us something to look forward to.  The greatest miracle … Continue reading

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LOOK FOR THE MIRACLES

The Bible is filled with countless miraculous events which happened to ordinary people.  There were the spectacular signs from God as He spoke to Moses in a burning bush.  There was the writing on the wall by the finger of … Continue reading

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