Tag Archives: God

LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW – PART THREE

When I started writing this series on November 13, I had full intention of continuing to part three on the 15th. That was the day I had already scheduled to have my king-sized, one centimeter kidney stone blasted from as … Continue reading

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THICKET

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A mass of weeds and undergrowth, beclouds the path ahead, Broken limbs and fallen branches, left for naught but the dead, Slippery slopes where water danced, now are dried and barren, Yet … Continue reading

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HONORING OUR VETS

America gained its independence with a rag tag army of farmers and tradesmen. These ill-prepared troops went up against the most powerful fighting force in the world and won.  Throughout our history the cost of war has been well over a million … Continue reading

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STOP THE NOISE

CACOPHONY – A harsh discordant mixture of sounds. Another mid-term election is already in progress. It began many months ago and has ramped into a frenzy of accusations, name calling, hatred, anger and just plain annoying noise. Like the constant … Continue reading

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GOD IS NOT DEAD!

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER One nation under God,” is what our founders said, But something happened on the way. They now say God is dead. I know our God lives on. He stands at heaven’s gate. … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY – FAMILY

This is one of those old church photographs, taken some forty years ago. Things have changed a lot since those days, but there are few things that are especially noticeable. Paul has more hair than the rest of us. We … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

There are going to be days when you don’t have much to smile about. Days when, if you do smile, people will wonder why you are. Those are the days when you need to smile the most. Getting over a … Continue reading

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RESONANCE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Change is coming, you can feel the vibrations in your soul, Sounds ravage across mountainous crevasses, Bouncing, Reverberating, Echoing back and forth, New sounds with each step, Thunderous sounds of wings flapping, Making their way … Continue reading

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BEACHED

Cool, refreshing waters wash up on an empty, tranquil beach, The final days of summer have washed over us and we are spent, Our days pass so quickly as we grow old – or not at all, Time escapes and … Continue reading

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AGE OLD QUESTION – WHO AM I?

Carl Sandburg was an American poet who won 3 Pulitzer Prize awards or poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was noted for his many volumes of verse and keen observations of life. When he passed away … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A FAMILY?

“Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.” James Dobson Having or being … Continue reading

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THE GLORY OF AUTUMN

The grandeur of a summer day, the warmth of golden sun, The birth emerging from the trees, new life has now begun, Incomparable perception, upon the highest heights, Of golden fields and new mown hay and other glorious sights, Of unpolluted … Continue reading

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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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WE NEED EACH OTHER

The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day,Our path is filled with hiccups which toughen up the way,Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision,We struggle through all daily tasks, requiring supervision,The signs that lead to … Continue reading

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AM I MY OWN WORST ENEMY?

As Christians, we’re told to trust God in all situations – to carry our burdens to Him – to be still and know that He is God. That sounds almost like a copout – like the easy way out of … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL THE RIDE END?

Life is like a roller coaster sometimes, isn’t it? You reach peaks throughout your journey and suddenly find yourself in the pits. I feel a little like Forest Gump this morning. I never have liked roller coasters. In fact, the … Continue reading

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RUSHING WATER

Water can be a rushing creek, tumbling over rocks and tree limbs.  It can be a raging sea tossing a small vessel in every direction.  It can be a quiet lake with refreshment and coolness on a hot summer day.  … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING WORKERS

  “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”    Genesis 2:15 Since the beginning of time, part of God’s plan was for his creatures to have a … Continue reading

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SUMMER – ENDINGS & NEW BEGINNINGS

The smells of summer still hang in the air. The potent fragrance of fertile soil. The aroma of a bonfire after dark to whisk away the mosquitoes. The blooming roses cast their lovely scent as they cling to life, knowing … Continue reading

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WHERE GOD LEADS US

With every passing morning, through every dawning light,Time flits from here to there each day, and withers into night,If it would just stand still again, like golden days of yore,We might enjoy the little things, that make us love life … Continue reading

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