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LIFE’S JOURNEY

This series of paintings was done about eleven years ago, by Paul Boecher. The poem by Kathy Boecher was written about four years later. I discovered these paintings recently and realized I hadn’t shown them before. Always finding treasures at … Continue reading

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LABELS – TRUE OR FALSE?

Many of us remember reading this book in our teen years. I’m not sure why it was required reading. Maybe it was a way of discouraging promiscuous behavior. Maybe it should be put on the reading list again. The book … Continue reading

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INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN WILL FALL

The sound of gently falling rain upon a tin roof can be irritating or restful depending on your state of mind.  A drenching upon the dry soil can be a welcome relief or it can flood things freshly planted and … Continue reading

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AGING WITH GRACE

As we grow older, we’ve developed so many layers that our skin naturally becomes thick and hardened.  Each day we encounter something that causes us to falter, to waiver, to hurt and to give up.  We build a shield of protection around ourselves … Continue reading

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FINDING PEACE

When life engulfs you with anger and rage – when you struggle with fear and temptation, Turn your mind to the glory of God’s written page – He will heal you and give you salvation. Though your days seem relentless, your nights never … Continue reading

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POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?

There are days, when we really have to look hard for things that make us feel good about ourselves, our lives, our futures or our past.  Those are the hardest days to get through, because we often find ourselves dwelling on … Continue reading

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TINY BLESSINGS

Filtered light kisses tiny petals,Morning mist embraces each leaf,Golden rays enliven,Breathing,Inspiring,Giving hope,Fear and anxiety drowned by the beauty,Bringing peace,Lifting up,We start anew,We gasp for fresh air,We believe,We know,We are convinced,We can look forward,Little faces of joy,Spring forth,From the dirt of … Continue reading

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BIG GOD, LITTLE ME

I stand in Your presence my God. Your strength surpasses the skies, I can’t comprehend an ant such as me could possibly gaze in Your eyes, I’m created in Your image, yet sin has caused a great distance, To wheedle … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF?

In continuing this series on self-esteem, there’s something to address that most of us don’t think about when it comes to our value. As Christians, we’re expected to live with humility – not focusing on the good things we do … Continue reading

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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR WORTH

There are so many times in life that we feel inadequate or unintelligent. I could tell you that everyone goes through these feelings, but that isn’t going to solve the problem of a poor self-image. I guess time will heal … Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD REALITY

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but I’m concerned about how much parenting has changed over my lifetime. I’ve seen women go through a time of total submission to complete domination in the course of only some fifty years. They … Continue reading

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WHENEVER YOU FEEL ALONE . . .

I guess it’s OK to have a bad day, but I hate it when I’m the one having it. I know that things will be better tomorrow, but while I’m experiencing self-doubt, worry, fear, sadness or anxiety, I feel like … Continue reading

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DYING WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

I love the movie, “Second Hand Lions,” with Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment. It’s about two old codgers who won’t give up on life, even though they’re reaching that point in their existence. They use their own … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M ANGRY?

Each day comes with a new challenge. We may be staring at danger – hopelessness – fear – anxiety. Our hearts may be filled with anger because of the state of our country. We could be angry by all the … Continue reading

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DON’T LET DOUBT GET IN THE WAY

Some days I wake up wondering if my prayers will ever be answered. I have doubts and fears about my future and what God has planned for me. I think that He doesn’t hear me when I pray and that … Continue reading

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BE MY ANCHOR, LORD

I’ve purposefully been avoiding the news, but turn it on occasionally when I need a weather update. I did so yesterday and my avoidance of the ugliness in this world woke me to a striking reminder of the state of … Continue reading

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I WANT MORE . . .

All he wanted was a little more. The orphan, Oliver Twist, had been sentenced to an orphanage at a young age. To ask for seconds was a big “‘no, no!” He was lucky to get what he got. At least … Continue reading

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WHAT IS FREEDOM?

Freedom is the ability to walk the streets without fear, To enjoy the beauty of our country and all its majesty, To live away from the bondage of a sick society that dwells on self, It is the means by … Continue reading

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WHERE EAGLES DARE

Majestic eagle spreads his wings, a span of eight feet wide, The pinions of those glorious wings with heaven soon collide, His feathers made for reaching God, they also serve to save, Protection for those learning how to take off … Continue reading

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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION . . .

When the United States declared its independence over 200 years ago, the words were carefully thought out and determined by men of character, high moral conduct and intelligence. The words which have stood the test of time, begin with the … Continue reading

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