Tag Archives: God’s Love

SAYING “UNCLE”

The story in Genesis 32, which most of us learned in Sunday School as children, always raised a lot of questions for me.  I wondered why anyone would want to take on God in a wrestling match.  I occasionally watched Saturday morning … Continue reading

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WHERE IS LOVE?

As most of you know, I have always loved musical theatre.  Telling a story through music is much like the operas of old, but a dramatic telling of a favorite tale always seems to bring them to life for me. … Continue reading

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WE ALL HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS

Yesterday our church had a guest speaker.  His ministry is devoted to bringing the good news of the Gospel to children and young people with special needs.  The fact that he is also a parent of a special needs child … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II – 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo Unlike most women, I wasn’t upset or depressed about this milestone.  I’d begun my own business.  I was busier than … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE VS. MINE

These two verses in Isaiah 55, encapsulate the difference between man and God.  As soon as we think our ways are better than God’s, we’re setting ourselves up for a gigantic fall.  It happened at the beginning of civilization, when … Continue reading

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SUPER HERO OR HUMAN BEING?

We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power.  As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot.  He had many occasions to take the life of King Saul, … Continue reading

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PROVISION FOR EVERY LIVING THING

“A wonderful bird is the Pelican. His beak can hold more than his belly can. He can hold in his beak Enough food for a week! But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican?” ― Dixon Lanier Merritt  … Continue reading

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WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

“In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered … Continue reading

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DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

© ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Stalactites of ice hang from barren branches, Frigid winds, encircle a forest of cedar, Tall sentries, guarding the enchantment of beauty, A place where dreams seem to be made, Yet are … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS

It was October, 1929 when the stock market crashed, causing the Great Depression in America.  Just short of a hundred years ago, my mother was 8 years old, lived on a farm with her parents and siblings.  My dad was … Continue reading

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JUST ASK HIM …

Last night, as I restlessly made it through the night, my mind slipped in and out of prayer.  I’ve been battling a virus that won’t give up and causes coughing streaks that interrupt anything going on around me. I guess … Continue reading

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A MAN OF SORROWS

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”         Isaiah 53:3 Why did God allow this to happen?  … Continue reading

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WHAT IF …

Repost from 7/8/16 ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What if humanity was more like the animal kingdom, Carefree and unconcerned about where to find their next meal, What if we lived in harmony without prejudice, violence, hatred, … Continue reading

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LOVING SHEPHERD

Yesterday was Good Shepherd Sunday.  When I started blogging three years ago, someone posted this beautiful poem so if it was you, come forward and take credit.  It defines our Savior, Jesus to perfection.  He laid down His life for … Continue reading

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FIND YOUR BLESSINGS

There are days when nothing seems to go right.  If there is one good thing, it’s totally hidden by the garbage of all the yucky stuff.  Sometimes we simply have to take time to search out our blessings.  Too bad … Continue reading

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EASTER MEMORIES

I grew up in a time when Easter and Christmas were celebrated with days off of school, Easter bonnets, pretty new clothes, Easter egg hunts, lots of special food and going to church at 6 in the morning.  Some of … Continue reading

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GOD USES THE ORDINARY

There are times when we feel attacked from all sides. Trouble continues to plague us or the world we live in. When we can’t possibly handle another test, another one comes along to add to the mix. There are so many examples … Continue reading

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TEACHER OF PRECIOUS SOULS

MARY’S JOURNEY BY KATHY BOECHER© Mary remembered how her Son loved children.  He was the oldest child so often had to look after His siblings.  He never seemed to mind caring for them.  He looked like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL THE SUFFERING END?

“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel … Continue reading

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WHAT LOVE IS THIS?

A child is born – it happens every day. But when our Lord, Savior, Messiah, Baby, Jesus, King, Emerged from Mary’s womb, lt was more than extraordinary, God chose to come to us, to live among us, to be human … Continue reading

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