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PAID IN FULL

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your debts cancelled? Today you receive notification that every debt you’ve ever incurred up until now has been paid in full. No more student loans. No more car or mortgage payments. You … Continue reading

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THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

Shakespeare said it first. Steinbeck followed with a book with the title. I kind of like the quote above, because it describes me. When I’ve gone through a time of trial, the best thing for me is to forget about … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR THE STORM

It looks like we’re in for a big winter storm. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one. Like a blanket of pure white, it will cover the brown grass and spread a glimmer like a million diamonds. We’re anxious … Continue reading

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FAMILY TREE

Twisted and battered, weathered and worn, aged through the ravage of time, Broken and tattered, beaten and torn,  victim of nature’s own crime, Stands straight and tall, defeated yet strong, its outside is scuffed not dead, Inside alive, though things … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A WEB . . .

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 us with lies, Darting in and out, With … Continue reading

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BEHIND THE DOOR

His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all of his might, with … Continue reading

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ALL SAINTS DAY & REFORMATION

In the time of the Renaissance, the Catholic Church observed November 1 as a day to honor the saints of the church, along with those who had died and hopefully pressed on to heaven.  In case you had any doubt that … Continue reading

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TREASURE OR TREASURED

In my lifetime I have experienced living with little, living modestly, living with means and living with little once again. When you have money, it doesn’t mean you are happier or are twice blessed. It simply means you have more … Continue reading

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GENERATION REDEEMED

It seems every generation has been tagged with some sort of nickname. For example; the roaring 20s, the dirty 30s, the swinging 60s and the disco 70s. Other terms are also associated with each age; such as the Greatest Generation, … Continue reading

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I WISH I HADEN’T SAID THAT

Words spill out of my mouth thoughtlessly, Unyielding my tongue pushes them into the world. Where did those words come from? My mind does not take the time to realize The way they could be interpreted, The way they could hurt, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY PRAYER

Dear Holy, God, You are the bright and shining star.  You make the birds to sing and the waters to spring up and rain pour down to nourish your creation.  My heart delights in your name. I wonder sometimes, what … 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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HE’S ALIVE!

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Across refreshing waters pure, the sign remains in place, The glorious cross of Jesus, Christ, transcends both time and space, Instrument of execution, stained with blood, sweat and tears,               … Continue reading

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THEY CRUCIFIED HIM

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’ … Continue reading

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ZACCHAEUS WAS A WEE, LITTLE MAN

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho. He was also a descendant of Abraham. His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people. Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.” Matthew 8:14 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him – so much so, that He … Continue reading

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OUTSIDE THE BOX JESUS

It was the hottest point of the day, when the Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well. Most likely she was trying to avoid the other woman who came to gather water in the coolness of morning. Those … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKNESS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Through the darkness and the shadows, God is with me all the way, Even when the road is cluttered, with the cares of every day, When I’m lonely or downhearted, fears surround … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY

In Luke 22, where I left off on my Advent study, we find the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.  It begins with the preparation for the Passover meal, continues as Judas betrays the Son of God, Peter … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME FOR FORGIVENESS

Anger, frustration, feeling used, being abused, broken hearted, struggling, hatred – all words to describe what many are feeling these days.  For several years our nation has been divided politically to the point of breaking up families and friends.  More … Continue reading

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