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COCKEYED OPTIMIST

When the skies are brighter canary yellow I forget ev’ry cloud I’ve ever seen, So they called me a cockeyed optimist Immature and incurably green. I hear the human race Is fallin’ on its face And hasn’t very far to … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”                   Winston Churchill What is your legacy?  Do you have a great fortune to leave your children?  Will you be thought well of when you … Continue reading

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THE GREAT I AM

  ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A few years ago, my husband Paul, was commissioned to paint a mural in the commons area of our church’s Christian Day School.  The mural was the center piece of several … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART IV – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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JUST PASSING THROUGH

    For the better part of this year, my life has been filled with creative endeavors.  In January my husband had a one man art show, which included some of my poetry.  In March I restarted writing a novel … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH TOXIC PEOPLE

      Toxicity is described in the dictionary as something poisonous, extremely harsh, malicious or harmful.  It’s something we are seeing more and more with the use of the Internet, social media and lack of self control.  When we … Continue reading

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MUST I DIE TO HAVE PEACE?

Are you in search of peace?  The world seems to have been looking for it for a very long time, yet wars continue – tempers flare – hatred, anger and power all add to our daily lives causing us to … Continue reading

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SPEAK UP, SIRI

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TEAM WORK

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer     and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard?     When will you … Continue reading

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STORIES OF LIVING

Bill sure knew what he was talking about when he penned these words.  Our lives are a series of stories which we act out every day. We have the comedies, which I tend to fall victim to.  There are the … Continue reading

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I’M NOT A TREE!

There’s something about a tree.  When it grows old it has gained great stature.  It has reached towards heaven and branched out in many directions.  The circles on your trunk indicate how many years you’ve endured.  People on the other … Continue reading

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REFURBISHING

Today is my last day of being 76.  Thus you will notice a variety of posts on restoration, rebranding, renovation, rebuilding and many more redos.  When you’ve lived this long, you feel it’s time for a make-over.  The thousand mile … Continue reading

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WHEN SKIES ARE CLOUDY & GREY

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.”   John Muir We’ve had a … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY

There are times when the phrase, “I’m sorry” is just a phrase of empty insincere words. The words mean nothing, because they’re said out of obligation.  Being truly contrite means that we know we’ve done something wrong and feel guilt over … Continue reading

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JUST THE TWO OF US

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER 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 us … Continue reading

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DO I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

“If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how … Continue reading

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APRIL TESTIMONY TAG

I was tagged by Mark “Hat” Rackley last week to share my testimony with you.  Last week was a little crazy for me, so I had to put the honor on the shelf for a while.  Today, being Monday and … Continue reading

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OBSERVATION

One of the things I’ve learned over time is to be observant.  If you want to be a good communicator, you look at body language, facial expression, sound of the voice and any unusual quirks.  If you want to create … Continue reading

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MAKE ‘EM LAUGH

“If by chance some day you’re not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I’ve said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your … Continue reading

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IF IT’S BROKE – FIX IT

I’ve written about our country being broken for the past couple years on Presidents Day.  I’ve been witness to breaking up of families through divorce.  Through my life, I’ve been broken by loss of a loved one – bad choices … Continue reading

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