Tag Archives: God

JUST THE TWO OF US

Two lives mingle into one, Of one mind, One spirit, One body, Tempted at times by distractions, Yet always returning to each other, God watches over these creatures, As He sustains them in marriage, Never leaving, Always faithful, Watching and … Continue reading

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WILL YOU STAY THE COURSE?

I wonder if I would be strong enough to physically defend my faith when it came right down to it. Are any of us really ready enough to stand up against persecution? As we look at the world today, there … Continue reading

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HOW SOON WE FORGET

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER I wrote the following poem six years ago, but the memory of that day seems melted from history as did the steel on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. Another attack … Continue reading

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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JUST ANOTHER HUMP DAY

Apparently the origin of Hump Day occurred while a group of office workers were standing around the water cooler.  Being the middle of the work week, Wednesday was tantamount to getting over the hump of said work week.  Others allude … Continue reading

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MISTY MONDAY MORNING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun lazily rises behind the sleepy little town, Kissing the rooftops with filtered light, Seeping through the trees and tickling the leaves, A misty haze still holds the remnants of overnight … Continue reading

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HOW DO I LOVE THEE . . .

When I was just a girl of seventeen, I received a valentine from a young man who had been a best friend since beginning high school. It included a handwritten version of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love sonnet.  At the … Continue reading

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HELP! I’M STUCK IN MY SHELL!!

I’ve always had issues with my self image.  I’m not sure what caused it, but it may have to do with a need to please everyone.  I now realize that giving up my own thoughts in favor of friendship is … Continue reading

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MONDAY TO DO LIST

I grew up thinking that Mondays were like getting a fresh start. Now I don’t even know what day it is.  One of my biggest issues with our six month incarceration is a lack of memory on who I am, … Continue reading

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HOW’S YOUR BACKBONE?

Paul & I like to watch old western movies. John Wayne always comes to mind.  His role in the movie, “True Grit,” as Rooster Cogburn, a washed up lawman was kind of a testimony to the drive we can achieve … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER . . .

In the nineteen twenties, American women had the right to vote in their first election.  They voiced their desire for better education and health care,  Sexual freedom was the talk of the day.  Gangsters ruled large cities as they trafficked … Continue reading

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DON’T MESS WITH MR. IN BETWEEN

It was 1945.  I was only three years old and didn’t know much about war.  I didn’t understand hate.  I didn’t know what it was all about, but I did love the music of that time period.  My parents both … Continue reading

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AMERICA – MORE THAN A NATION

We have come through another year of birthday celebrations for our nation.  This one was not the usual party.  Our nation has been in the midst of more growing pains as the corona virus struck all of us, giving us … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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THE SKY ISN’T FALLING

When I was a kid, it was always fun to hear a story right before going to bed.  I think some of them were meant to scare us to pieces, while others had some kind of moral.  We heard from … Continue reading

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MY ROCK & MY SALVATION

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The waters part, the seas prevail, The excess pours into streams of rushing refreshment, Tumbling over granite, forging a new path, We bathe in the cleanliness of it, All our darkness is … Continue reading

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SUBMISSION

POETRY BY 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, … Continue reading

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ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

It’s hard to imagine keeping track of all these box cars and their contents or lack thereof.  Surely God has His eye on us and knows our deepest thoughts.  He alone can bring order out of chaos. ART & POETRY … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A VOICE!

Young voices seem to excel on the playground, when having a tantrum, in church and in countless other ways. However, put them in front of an audience and that giant vocal cavity seems to close up instantly. There are, of … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID

Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?  “Don’t be afraid,” is a common phrase to use when you’re a parent trying to make life easier for your child – when you want to encourage someone to try harder or follow their dreams … Continue reading

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