Tag Archives: Grace

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

We’re probably all familiar with Jesus being compared to the Good Shepherd who gently cares for His flock. Choosing to depict us as sheep wasn’t just a matter of chance, by our Savior.  Being familiar with the agriculture of His … Continue reading

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A SPECK OF SAND

“And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.” – Pierre Loti While enjoying a summer afternoon graduation party this past weekend, the conversation turned to the internet.  We got to talking about the vastness … Continue reading

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A FIRM FOUNDATION

“And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J. K. Rowling We’ve all had those points in life, when we hit bottom.  Our life seems to fall apart and there’s no where to turn.  … Continue reading

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TWO CHOICES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Relief carving on two panels.   Two trees stood in the garden there, Their beauty filled with fruit to spare, Conditions went along with each, The fruit from both was in their … Continue reading

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MAJESTY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the mountain’s early dawn, His majesty is seen, The skies fill up with brilliance, and glorious golden sheen, His breath is seen in morning mist, His voice through eagles’ song, His power … Continue reading

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CONSCIENCE

 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 Last night we … Continue reading

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THE REAL SUPERMAN

In the past week we’ve been witness to heroes of all sorts.  There’s the average guy from Minnesota, who drives his boat to Texas in order to save displaced victims of Hurricane Harvey.  There’s the moms and dads who send their … Continue reading

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GOODBYE AUGUST

This was the view out my living room window on this day last year at our old, old house. The air is fresh and crisp today.  Skies are clear and brilliant blue.  Usually we don’t have much change in color until … Continue reading

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INCOMPREHENSIBLE LOVE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I’ll never grow to comprehend the power of your love, You hold me fast. You treasure me. You guide me from above, There is no other love like yours. You fill … Continue reading

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GRACE

Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, … Continue reading

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A BEAUTY OR A BEAST?

“Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. … 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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BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When it seems that all is gone and the days stretch on too long, There is hope and consolation in God’s perfect preservation, He provides for every need, even when there’s … Continue reading

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YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE

I had the opportunity to visit with old friends this weekend – friends that I had also worked with in melodrama theater several years ago.  Melodrama is the genre that’s completely black and white.  Good is good and evil is evil.  … Continue reading

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BY GRACE ALONE

Good works are a result of our love for Jesus, Christ and the work that He has done in us. If for one minute, we deceive ourselves into thinking that we have anything to do with our salvation, we are … Continue reading

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GETTING OLD

I’ve been thinking about the aging process a lot lately.  Many of our friends have passed away over the past months.  Many are struggling with difficult diseases.  Some are entering their retirement years with failed 401k plans or little in … Continue reading

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FALLING LEAVES

The two huge silver maple trees in our backyard must be over a hundred years old.  Each fall, the leaves hang tightly to the branches for dear life.  They usually don’t drop until after the first snow.  This year has been an … Continue reading

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A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

The castles of old were built to keep out the enemy.  The walls were high and enforced by even higher stone gates surrounding them – a bulwark that never failed.  We fight a battle every day against the world, our flesh and … Continue reading

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THE WORD HE STILL WILL LET REMAIN

As a historical event, reformation isn’t anything new.  Changes occur all the time, but the Lutheran reformation occurred at just the perfect time in history.  With the invention of the Gutenberg printing press, mass production of the Bible could be placed in the hands … Continue reading

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NO MORE TEARS

I’ve reached a point in my life where many of my friends are being released from their pain here on earth and have passed into heaven.  It’s tough to see those we care about leaving this life.  It not only … Continue reading

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