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TAKING FLIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. A steely eyed hawk spots its prey, He swoops … Continue reading

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AM I LOSING IT?

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.”  Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it.  One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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LOOK TO THE CROSS

Our days on earth are really very few when you think about it.  As I grow older and closer to the end of mine, I’ve begun to realize that.  It seems only yesterday that the ground was covered with a white … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THOMAS, THE DOUBTER

Thomas was the doubter.  He wasn’t always sure of what Jesus’ mission was.  He had to see for himself, the wounds Jesus sustained in order to be convinced it was really Him.  We all have doubts from time to time.  … Continue reading

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HE WILL CATCH ME WHEN I FALL

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Butterflies tickle my insides each time I try something new. I worry and fret and often forget how Jesus knows just what to do, He’s always around when I need … Continue reading

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PLANES, TRAINS & …

A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, come together in the most difficult of situations and become lifetime friends in spite of it.  John Candy & Steve Martin were perfectly cast for the film … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER LIST

My prayers list seems to grow longer each day.  As we age that happens I guess.  Many of our friends are reaching that time in life where intercession is needed.  Their health is failing, their eyes and ears aren’t working … Continue reading

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SO, WHAT’S THE PLAN?

OK, I give up.  What’s the plan?  It’s so easy to get discouraged when looking at what lies ahead, because of the unknown.  If only everything was spelled out in simple language.  For centuries people have wanted to know what their … Continue reading

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CATCH ME WHEN I FALL

This morning I opened my computer and forgot why.  I was about to take my pills for the day and couldn’t remember if I had already taken them.  I looked in the mirror and saw the reflection of my mother and almost … Continue reading

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BARRENESS

Barreness  means without life or unproductive.  In this Advent Season, let’s focus NOT on the things that fill time, take our energy, destroy our joy, but rather on the fulfillment of God’s promises to us. Don’t let the busyness of this Season … Continue reading

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KIDS

Kids – you’ve gotta love ’em.  It doesn’t take long for parents to realize that children have to be taught how to be good.  They aren’t naturally born to be the angelic little creatures we meet for the first time … Continue reading

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THOUGH FEARS ASSAIL ME …..

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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UNFORGETTABLE

I’m certain  my parents never forgot the day when the news came over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese.  I am also convinced that the memory of 9/11 will live vividly in my mind until I … Continue reading

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PEACE, BE STILL ….

  Yesterday was unbearably hot in Minnesota.  The temperature didn’t go much beyond 90 degrees, but the dew point made it feel absolutely tropical.  Pop up thunderstorms bounced through the late afternoon, but more severe weather hit  areas north of us.  The … Continue reading

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I’M CONFUSED – WAIT, MAYBE I’M NOT!

  We have so many things in our lives which cause confusion.  We try to decide which college to attend – who to marry – how many children to have – where to live – what our goals are.  Everything can become … Continue reading

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WHY SUICIDE?

Yesterday we were all shocked to hear that funny man, Robin Williams, took his own life. The man that spent most of his energy making others laugh finally succumbed to his own sadness and depression. There are a number of … Continue reading

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SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

My dreams are often full of creativity and unusual thoughts which don’t usually manifest themselves in my daily life.  Sometimes they become part of a play or story I’m writing.  I had a whopper last night and I don’t think even Joseph, the … Continue reading

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I PLANNED ON DOING THAT TODAY, BUT . . .

Each day brings good intentions, but it isn’t long before all of our noble hopes take a hit as reality sets in. You stumble out of bed – stub your toe on the night stand – limp to the bathroom … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MOM?

Proverbs 31:26-27 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. When I was in my early … Continue reading

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