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ATONEMENT

Yom Kippur  began yesterday at sunset and will end today at nightfall.  The Jewish calendar notes this day as the holiest of days.  It’s a time of fasting, worship and confession.  In Old Testament times, a sacrifice accompanied the celebration.  A perfect, unblemished … Continue reading

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SECRETS & LIES

In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The … Continue reading

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THE DARKNESS OF SIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You beckon me before your throne.  I have no plea to give. My sins are far too many.  I don’t deserve to live, But still you call to me.  You tell me it’s all right, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY THOUGHTS

In a world confused about morality, conscience and sin, we’re faced with a real dilemma.  The evil of this world has slowly deteriorated to the point of obliterating the truth of God.  Our inability to accept the word “sin” has … Continue reading

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BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!

Our house has been pretty free of the morning, noon and evening news for the past month or two.  It’s been a refreshing change.  There’s something about the news that puts us into a bad mood.  There’s so much of … Continue reading

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MY DAD

My dad lived through the depression.  He was the father figure in a fatherless home.  He was a hard worker from the get go.  He spent his grown up years working in a factory and tending bar to make ends … Continue reading

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SUNDAY BLESSINGS

Sunday is noted as the first day of the week on our calendars.  It’s also the last day of the weekend.  To most Christians, it is a day of worship and rest.  My oldest grandson even used that as an … Continue reading

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TRY TO REMEMBER

A song from a sweet little musical, “The Fantasticks,”tells the story of a girl and boy who fall in love, but they are neighbors and their fathers have been involved in a feud for some time.  A wall separates their … Continue reading

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ONCE LOST, NOW FOUND

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A town was once alive and bustling with activity, Abandoned, but still built on solid ground, We trudge through time with hearts held in captivity, Our walk in life may keep us earthly bound, But when … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES WITHIN?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We can try, but we can’t hide from God’s eyes. He knows us inside and out, No matter where we go, He is there, We can go to the darkest places and … Continue reading

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BFFS

How many friends do you have?  Do you become overjooyed when you can add another friend to your list of Facebook buddies? Are you a charismatic person who seems to simply attract friends like flies to flypaper? Do you judge your … Continue reading

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REACH FOR THE LIGHT

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is filled with darkness, the sky encased in clouds, The grip of sin enfolds you,  the weeds surround like shrouds, You feel like God has left you, and doesn’t hear your prayers, You question His existence when life … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sin, Like a web of deception, That weaves within and out of our souls, A network of threads Intermingled with thoughts, Words, Deeds, Designed to deceive, To lead us away, To engulf … Continue reading

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STORY TIME

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.  Aim at earth and you get neither.”         C.S. Lewis Telling stories is what we do as writers.  We use words to create interesting situations, to draw in our audience, to share … Continue reading

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SUPER HERO OR HUMAN BEING?

We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power.  As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot.  He had many occasions to take the life of King Saul, … Continue reading

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DOES GOING TO CHURCH SAVE YOU?

Many thin they’re above reproach or no longer considered sinful if they simply attend church.  Many are also there because they feel safe from the world outside.  Some even use church as a place to compensate for the sins they commit … Continue reading

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HE TOOK MY PLACE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You walked the path of life for me – You suffered for my loss. You sacrificed Your own dear Son, upon an ugly cross. You did this for a worm like … Continue reading

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GETTING RID OF THE GARBAGE

One thing we think about as a new year arrives, is getting rid of some of our past baggage.  Even in a day, we accumulate a bunch of it.  We don’t just wake up, eat, take care of our personal needs and … Continue reading

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BRIGHT MORNING STAR

He was one of the most dazzling of God’s creation. He was called, Lucifer,  the son of the morning; the day star.  He was there at the beginning – he’s been around through history and still exists today.  He has charisma – … Continue reading

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HEY, ANGEL OF THE LORD!

This is a repost of an article from 2015 atimetoshare.me If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children –  the worst kids in town.  … Continue reading

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