Tag Archives: FAITH

AGE OLD QUESTION – WHO AM I?

Carl Sandburg was an American poet who won 3 Pulitzer Prize awards or poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was noted for his many volumes of verse and keen observations of life. When he passed away … Continue reading

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BEING A MOM – EXPECTATION & REALITY

So, you’re having a baby! One of the most fulfilling, life-changing, magnificent, delightful, loving events in a woman’s life. It will definitely change you forever. When you first get the news that you’re going to carry a child within your … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A FAMILY?

“Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.” James Dobson Having or being … Continue reading

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GROWING OUR FAITH

Faith is one of those words used to explain something that we can’t see.It’s putting trust into something without having proof of its existence. But it’s so much more than that! To have faith, we must have confidence that the … Continue reading

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SOWING IN TEARS

When our tears overtake us at the drop of a hat, we immediately think of ourselves as weak or lacking faith. Tears are an outlet. They are a blessed gift from God, designed within us to provide moisture for the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T DO THIS ALONE

There are so many times when we try to manage our lives and all the difficulties we face. When we seem unable to find a solution, , we turn to God for help. Maybe we should just do that in … Continue reading

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JUST THE TWO OF US

Two lives mingle into one, Of one mind, One spirit, One body, Tempted at times by distractions, Yet always returning to each other, God watches over these creatures, As He sustains them in marriage, Never leaving, Always faithful, Watching and … Continue reading

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WE NEED EACH OTHER

The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day,Our path is filled with hiccups which toughen up the way,Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision,We struggle through all daily tasks, requiring supervision,The signs that lead to … Continue reading

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AM I MY OWN WORST ENEMY?

As Christians, we’re told to trust God in all situations – to carry our burdens to Him – to be still and know that He is God. That sounds almost like a copout – like the easy way out of … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL THE RIDE END?

Life is like a roller coaster sometimes, isn’t it? You reach peaks throughout your journey and suddenly find yourself in the pits. I feel a little like Forest Gump this morning. I never have liked roller coasters. In fact, the … Continue reading

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MY WALK, HIS WAY

WANDERING My steps have slowed, my pace has too. A desert waits, I know it’s true, I cautiously approach its ebb, I put away all fear and dread, I trust as if a child would do, step by step I … Continue reading

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WHITHERSOEVER WEDNESDAY

I love exploring unusual words and I particularly love the way some words sound as they roll off the tongue. The old English language is especially poetic and probably why many people use the King James version of the Bible. … Continue reading

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HOW SOON WE FORGET

One of the most dramatic photographs that appeared right after the destruction in New York on September 11, 2001, shows the skeletal remains of the Twin Towers . The towers are silhouetted in the midst of smoke, ash and death. … Continue reading

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RUSHING WATER

Water can be a rushing creek, tumbling over rocks and tree limbs.  It can be a raging sea tossing a small vessel in every direction.  It can be a quiet lake with refreshment and coolness on a hot summer day.  … Continue reading

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FALL ON YOUR KNEES

When we first moved into our new, old house, I discovered I was spending a lot of time on my knees. The old farmhouse we chose to inhabit had been restored and most of the interior structural work was done. … Continue reading

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A LOVE LETTER FROM GOD

This poem was written a number of years ago but might be a good way to send your children off to school. When there are so many dangers they must face each day – when they need encouragement – when … Continue reading

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for parents to add to their credit card debt. Time for purchasing school supplies, backpacks, new clothes and shoes and the latest technology which will ensure your child’s success. All of this … Continue reading

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WHERE GOD LEADS US

With every passing morning, through every dawning light,Time flits from here to there each day, and withers into night,If it would just stand still again, like golden days of yore,We might enjoy the little things, that make us love life … Continue reading

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LIFE’S JOURNEY

This series of paintings was done about eleven years ago, by Paul Boecher. The poem by Kathy Boecher was written about four years later. I discovered these paintings recently and realized I hadn’t shown them before. Always finding treasures at … Continue reading

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LABELS – TRUE OR FALSE?

Many of us remember reading this book in our teen years. I’m not sure why it was required reading. Maybe it was a way of discouraging promiscuous behavior. Maybe it should be put on the reading list again. The book … Continue reading

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