Tag Archives: forgiveness

EASTER AFTERGLOW

They didn’t don their Converse shoes, but some high speed sandals led Peter and John to the tomb that Easter morning. The one who had been deemed the “rock,” according to his master and the one whom the master loved, … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS LOST ITS STING

Within our most desperate hours, when shadows fill the air, When life is strangled from our souls, when nothing thrives in there, We may see Satan’s work at hand, destruction and dispair, But God provides the answers now, with just … Continue reading

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HOW DOES GOD SEE ME?

Shades of grey, crimson and yellow dot the landscape with a magical mist, Covering a multitude of sins, I wonder if this is how we look to God? Covered with a veil of repentance and grief over past sins, Shrouded in a haze … Continue reading

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LOVE MEANS HAVING TO SAY YOUR SORRY

Throughout Old Testament history we hear about ashes being used as a sign of total repentance to God.  In Job 42:3–6, Job says to God: “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye … Continue reading

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GET YOUR FILL

As we pass by quiet waters, longing for thirst to be quenched, As we taste that sweet, clean liquid, all our sins will soon be drenched, Our sight restored, our outlook new, our lips regain their luster, Refreshed, sustained, alive … Continue reading

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SHROVE TUESDAY, FAT TUESDAY OR PANCAKE TUESDAY

Well, I found out something new this morning. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday, because it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of repentance.  I had to know why pancakes were involved, since I’m not Catholic.  … Continue reading

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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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