Tag Archives: forgiveness

“I’M NOT A CROOK!”

The word STEAL has many meanings.  The obvious one is to take something from another person which you have no right to.  Over time it has been associated with  thievery, identity theft, stealing a kiss, a base, a scene, an … Continue reading

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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

One of the most difficult commandments from Jesus during His time on this planet is for us to love our enemies.  Of course it’s easy to love those who love us in return, but those who hate us and hurt … Continue reading

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THE DEPTH OF SIN

A tangled snare begins quite small, but quickly grows either into a thing of beauty or it takes advantage of other living things to sustain itself. Beneath the surface it worms it’s way through the fertile soil and takes hold … Continue reading

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THE PLANK IN MY EYE

As a follower of Christ it is not my job to judge others. I know that I am a sinner just like everyone else. My sin is as great as that of Jack the Ripper, a member of ISIS, Judas, … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

READ LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus was a great story teller.  His stories held His audience captive, because they could easily relate.  His audience consisted of every day people like you and me.  His critics were also among them.  These fellows were on … Continue reading

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NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

I measured in at five feet tall, during may last medical exam.  I’m short.  I’m also a sinner, just like the little man that couldn’t wait to see the Messiah.  Like all sinners, waiting to get a look at the … Continue reading

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COME CLOSER

Holding my breath in wild anticipation, I come to you prepared for the best, You reach out to me with loving arms, Your enfold me, You protect, You cover me, You fill me with love unending, Come closer, Let me … Continue reading

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SHE TOUCHED HIS HEM

Read Mark 5:25-34 For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She … Continue reading

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I’M SO SORRY!

For I eat ashes like bread     and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger;     for you have taken me up and thrown me down.  My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. PSALM … Continue reading

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AFRAID OR STANDING IN AWE?

  I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness and the promise of eternal life.  When I look back on my 76 years of living, all I can see is one failure after another.  Who am I to be given such mercy? When … Continue reading

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HOW ARE THOSE RESOLUTIONS WORKING FOR YOU?

Sad, but true, most of us make resolutions to change our lives in some way or another, only to fall victim to the same bad habits within a day or two.  In some ways, it’s kind of like our relationship … Continue reading

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THE TEN SUGGESTIONS?

When we observe all that’s going on in this world, and especially the obscene state of affairs in our own country, it’s easy to say God’s commandments are outdated or not useful anymore.  The law of our land requires penalties … Continue reading

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SUBMISSION

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Raising hands to our God on high, with head bowed in submission, Tears flow fast as our eyes do cry, repentance and petition, The words seem empty as we pray, but God will send His Spirit, He knows exactly what we … Continue reading

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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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