Tag Archives: FAITH

SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear, Lord, I just read an article about a summer sleep away camp in Georgia.  More than 3/4 of the camp attendees and staffers contracted the Covid19 virus.  With statistics like that, I can’t help but be concerned for children … Continue reading

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HOW HAS LIFE TURNED OUT FOR YOU?

There was a day when I wondered what my lot in life would be.  I’ve often dreamed dreams which could be interpreted as bizarre, frightening and downright dark.  There have been other dreams too.  The ones that show a world … Continue reading

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TEMPORARY REFUGE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL &y KATHY BOECHER Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, … Continue reading

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IT ONLY TOOK ONE STONE

King David was once a young shepherd boy.  He was satisfied tending his sheep.  His brothers were older and stronger, with a few more years of life experience than he.  He found satisfaction playing the lyre while watching over the … Continue reading

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HE IS THERE

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Life comes at us like a raging river at times, Pushing, crashing, dispersing its power, Seemingly overtaking us with its fury, Yet even in those times of fear, loss, … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT STATUES

Every day it’s something new, but is it really?  In the last few weeks we’ve heard about the demolishing or desecration of statues and images of those who were memorialized for their accomplishments.  Some would argue that statues are simply … Continue reading

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DON’T MESS WITH MR. IN BETWEEN

It was 1945.  I was only three years old and didn’t know much about war.  I didn’t understand hate.  I didn’t know what it was all about, but I did love the music of that time period.  My parents both … Continue reading

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OBEDIENCE

Our last dog lived to be almost 12 years old.  When he was a pup of six months, we decided it was time for some obedience training.  We enrolled Gage in Puppy Obedience School with high hopes that the commands … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES YOUR STRENGTH COME FROM?

It’s summertime here in Minnesota.  Fish are jumping and the corn will be knee high by the fourth of July.  Folks are venturing out of their cocoons as restrictions are slowly lifted – some with the frenzy of anxiety driving … Continue reading

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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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