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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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I DARED TO SHOP

We were down to the last leaf of lettuce, no juice, and getting low on canned goods and meat.  The stores in my neck of the woods have been open for seniors from 6-7AM each day, so we ventured out … Continue reading

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I CANNOT HIDE FROM YOU

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Psalm 32:7 “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.”   Within the reeds and waving grasses, in a place where … Continue reading

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A SILENT FORTRESS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A peaceful walk within the woods, can stir imagination, The crunch of twigs and unknown things, all adds to this sensation, A regiment of trees stand tall, and line a peaceful … Continue reading

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CONSOLATION

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Psalm 95:4-5 “In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the … Continue reading

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DIVIDED WE FALL

“These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.  But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, ‘In the last … Continue reading

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IDOLS?

Yesterday was Groundhog day, in case you didn’t know.  Every year we look forward to the end of winter and look to a chubby little woodchuck to determine whether we will have an early spring.  At the same time, Bill … Continue reading

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INTERSECTIONS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like ships that pass upon the open waters, We sail through life effortlessly, or so it seems, Under the surface there are tangles and weeds that strangle, Above, prevailing winds determine … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it. One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THE MAGIC WORDS?

Do you remember those magic words – the words learned shortly after we began to speak. By the time we learned to say, “please and thank you,” we may not have had an inkling as to why those words were … Continue reading

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RED SKY IN THE MORNING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The piercing rays of crimson red, cut through the morning sky, The hand of God has painted it – a treasure for the eye, Some say that we should be aware of … Continue reading

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