Tag Archives: God

SERENITY

Away from the maddening crowds, Deep in the heart of natural things, Lifted to heights unknown, Separated for a time from the chaos, The destruction, The anger, The hatred and blood. There must be a place to hide, There must … Continue reading

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TWO SIDES TO HUMANITY

Today is a day of remembrance of a horrific act by terrorists on the United States some twenty years ago. When we remember this day, it’s almost always filled with images of the twin towers on fire – people jumping … Continue reading

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THE FRONTIER ARTIST

The man in the picture is my husband, Paul.  You’ve seen much of his art on my site,, along with my poetry.  Not only is he an accomplished artist and sculptor, he’s a teacher, a naturalist, a business man, an … Continue reading

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HEAR OUR PRAYER, OH, LORD!

A golden sun is shining outside my window pane, The sky is blue, the grass is green yet it’s just not the same, The beauty that surrounds us can swiftly blow away, In just one second life can pass into … Continue reading

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DO YOU REMEMBER?

This photograph, reminiscent of the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima, depicts a story of courage under fire like we’ve never seen before. On 09/11/2001 our nation was ravaged by a group of those intent on destroying our existence. Twenty … Continue reading

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IN A WORLD . . .

The air chokes with death and the smells of it.Deep in the bowels of the earth, the demons dance for joy,Hatred, twisted minds,Overtly wounded souls disperse the winds of time,Testing of integrity,Questioning,Doubting,Past sins,Guilt,Repentance,Reputations at risk,Life is filled with this,The ugliness … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, The roof is battered, walls need paint, some love needs … Continue reading

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GET OVER YOURSELF

The image I’m showing today has nothing to do with the topic of this post. I just had to chuckle and share it with you, because I sometimes need reminders of the important things in life. Laughter is always beneficial … Continue reading

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FIRST FRUITS

“Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.“ Every day is a blessing from God. We have … Continue reading

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CALM MY FEARS, LORD . . .

Deep within the tallest pines, with dark night’s haze enshrouded, A hidden place encased in webs of silver threads beclouded, A quiet sanctuary, a place to run and hide, A place to lick the wounds of hurt and safely stay inside, … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF THE SUN

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The hot and humid sun has set, upon a field of gold, Within that field a wondrous sight, a blessing to behold, The sky releases golden rays upon that golden field, And filled it … Continue reading

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LAND, SKY, WATER ELEMENTS OF LIFE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER © – COLLECTION FROM AN ART RETREAT A few years ago, my husband went on an art retreat.  Each day the artists would gather their gear and head out into nature to … Continue reading

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THE MASTER GARDENER

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WHERE IS YOUR CONFIDENCE?

The definition of the word, “CONFIDENCE,” includes a feeling or belief which allows for complete faith or trust. To some that means self. To others it might be an idea or philosophy. When you possess confidence, you are sure of … Continue reading

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HANG ON

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Our lives are like a thin, frayed thread, Our thoughts are filled with fear and dread, The tines of life like wildfire spread, We even wish that we were dead, Yet God would not release … Continue reading

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HOT, HOT, HOT

For Minnesotans, a tropical heat wave is considered anything above 80 degrees. We were blessed with a lovely spring, filled with just the right amount of sunshine, low dew points and rain. Normally spring doesn’t last more than a few … Continue reading

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SAIL AWAY

“Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joybefore the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE IS AT HAND

After kissing my husband good morning, he related that he woke up with the lyrics to “Onward Christian Soldiers,” running through his brain.  I asked him if he’d checked the news recently and wondered if we were at war. We … Continue reading

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VERY SPECIAL DAY

Today is June 12th. The sky is cloudless, the air is fresh and clean. All the plans leading up to this day are in place and it’s going to be a blast. Today is our second grandson’s birthday. He has … Continue reading

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DAY BY DAY

Yesterday I visited my doctor for a yearly physical – which has extended into more like a year and a half. With the pandemic, my usual six month checkups had taken a back seat. During that time, all kinds of … Continue reading

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