Tag Archives: God’s plan

AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50 TO 60

“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”  William Shakespeare – “Macbeth” OK, so you’ve turned 50.  This is supposed to be the pinnacle … Continue reading

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AH, VACATION – FAMILY STYLE

It’s been a while since we’ve taken our last family vacation, but always will live in my memory.  Since we’re at the height of summer, I thought I’d share a re-run today. Summer vacations – ah, the days of swimming … Continue reading

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DISCIPLINE

As a child, my instrument of choice was the piano.  There happened to be one left in our apartment when we moved in.  I was probably no more than six, but the idea of playing the piano occupied my dreams … Continue reading

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ONCE OLD, NEW AGAIN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Even though this weekend promises to be one of the hottest in June, my artist husband, who does much of his art outdoors, will be painting at an artisans market at a renovated farmstead, several … Continue reading

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LOOK BEYOND THE MASK

Churchill realized that both success and failure are not important.  It’s how we deal with those things with courage.  So often, we don’t know what’s going on in someone’s mind.  I strongly believe part of the problem is the isolation … Continue reading

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A NOT SO GREAT SHOWMAN

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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MEANING & PURPOSE

Why was I born? Why am I living? What do I get? What am I giving? Why do I want a thing, I darent hope for? What can I hope for? I wish I knew. Why do I try to … Continue reading

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SHARING A LIFETIME

We had our picture taken for the church directory this year and I happened upon this old one of us, circa 1965.  Look at the abundance of hair and youthful expression!  I think we both still hold some of that … Continue reading

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AN EMPTY CRADLE

An empty cradle sat in a hidden corner, collecting dust and cobwebs.  It had gone unnoticed for several years.  Early in their marriage, the couple had longed for a child.  They waited and prayed, but it was not to be.  At … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE

Our Christmas tree in my younger years was often the last one on the tree lot.  Dad always waited until the day of Christmas Eve to buy one, because he’d get the best deal.  The problem was there undoubtedly would … Continue reading

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ESCAPE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© If we could simply run away from all life’s grief and pain, If we could cover up the sins, of malice and disdain, If we could reach to heaven’s realm, and … Continue reading

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MISTY WATERCOLORED MEMORIES

ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER© There’s something magic about painting with watercolors. You begin by moistening a piece of paper, dipping your paintbrush into color, dropping the color onto the page and watching the magic begin. Like a Rorschach … Continue reading

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LEAP OF FAITH

Who’d think that someone in their seventies would embark on a new challenge? Our current president, for example, has taken a round about turn in his career to see what he can do to make America great again.  Michelangelo, the artist, … Continue reading

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WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday – Hubby informed me of a giant rat in the kitchen sink.  April Fools’ Day and I fell for it.  .You’d think after 53 years of marriage, I’d get wise to this guy, however I know that GOD IS … Continue reading

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BEGIN AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN …

“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

THE PIETA By MICHELANGELO She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin – like us, yet God chose her to be the vessel which would carry the Son of God for nine months in her … Continue reading

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WHAT DRAWS US TO TRAGEDY?

In 2011, the REELZ channel received four Emmy Awards for the mini-series, “The Kennedys.”  They are now following up with a two part showing of  “The Kennedys After Camelot.”  I was a young woman at the time of the Kennedy presidency and … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN

  “There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in … Continue reading

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MARY’S FAITH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son. She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK TEST

Every once in a while I take one of those Facebook tests.  Today I came upon one that is suppose to be a quote which will define your life in the coming year.  Of course we can’t determine our future.  … Continue reading

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