Tag Archives: FAITH

GREAT GOD, LITTLE ME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the mountain’s early dawn, His majesty is seen, The skies fill up with brilliance, and glorious golden sheen, His breath is seen in morning mist, His voice through eagles’ song, His power … Continue reading

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WHO ARE WE?

Someone once said, “Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.” Change can be good; it can drive us crazy; it can be difficult, but it will happen to everyone. When something disrupts our comfort zone it can really … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

There once was a shepherd.  He was a caring young man, who loved his flock and enjoyed his time with them.  He’d spend hours, sitting and watching over them.  If one strayed off, he’d leave the entire flock to find … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

These are two of my children – my oldest and my youngest – both mothers now.  My first born, Amy, is pictured on the right.  She was my guinea pig so to speak.  I guess our first child is always … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

My mother in law had a great influence on me, because she gave birth to the man I would marry.  She was a stately woman. When she was only 51, her husband passed away in the night laying beside her … Continue reading

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INCONCEIVABLE

One of the famous lines from “The Princess Bride,” consists of only one word – “Inconceivable!” It brings to mind that something which has just has occurred is beyond belief, surpassing all understanding or impossible. It must have been like … Continue reading

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PERSEVERE UNTIL THE END

I often wonder what it would be like to turn back the hands on a clock and reverse our lives at a fast speed, so we could pick out the times we gave up on something right before a major … Continue reading

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GREY SKIES ARE GONNA CLEAR UP . . .

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Some days seem all out of focus, the clouds turn our vision dim. God’s masterful plan seems hidden, doubt colors the shades so grim, We lose control and we wonder if relief … Continue reading

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TWO MORE WEEKS

Early on in this “stay at home” policy, I noted that it seemed we were being required to do this in two week increments.  I’m not sure if that deadline is meant to encourage us to be optimistic that this … 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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GIVING UP OR GIVING IN?

Days grow into weeks and weeks into months. Some of those days are filled with optimism while others bring nothing but one bad thing after another.  The amount of time and energy we spend on those bad days is really … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD LIKE FINE WINE AND AGED CHEESE

The idea of growing old never occurred to me until I became part of the silver haired generation. It still doesn’t hold much interest. In fact I’m trying to avoid it completely. Now that I’ve arrived, I can tell you … Continue reading

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WHAT’S A VULNERABLE ADULT?

“Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively                 callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.”             … Continue reading

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SURVIVOR

I am not a fan of the reality series, “Survivor.”  To me a real survivor isn’t self-serving, pompous, physically fit or one who is only in it to win.  However this show has grown in popularity and “survived” for the … Continue reading

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JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

I may be getting ahead of myself with Joseph of Arimathea, but I think he began to follow Jesus before the crucifixion took place.  He was a well respected member of the community, wealthy beyond most standards and a leader … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID

Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?  “Don’t be afraid,” is a common phrase to use when you’re a parent trying to make life easier for your child – when you want to encourage someone to try harder or follow their dreams … Continue reading

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MARY OF MAGDALA

Jesus had twelve whom He called Apostles, but there were many disciples. Some of them were women – unusual for women of the time – unusual for men to have a following of women. They could be considered the first … Continue reading

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MARTHA, MARTHA, MARTHA

When I was a young woman, there seemed to be a ton of distractions. For example, when we’d go to church with our three children, I felt like I was getting nothing out of the service, because one or the … Continue reading

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SHE GAVE HER LAST CENT

Jesus was coming to the end of His ministry. From here on in, He would continue to speak to His followers in parables and through every day examples. One day as He was sitting near the temple, He watched as … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS

Mary continued to watch as her Son captured the people with His message of love and forgiveness.  She couldn’t help but notice that He was growing tired and overcome by all of it.  He needed some rest. As a mother, … Continue reading

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