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A GRATEFUL HEART

When we give something of ourselves to benefit others, God tells us to do it with a grateful  heart. If there is any malice in the doing or giving, we aren’t doing it His way. His love is perfect and … Continue reading

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LOVE MEANS HAVING TO SAY YOUR SORRY

Throughout Old Testament history we hear about ashes being used as a sign of total repentance to God.  In Job 42:3–6, Job says to God: “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye … Continue reading

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GIVE GOD THE GLORY

When we have successes in life, it’s easy to pat ourselves on the back even though the good that has been done really had nothing to do with us.  Our work here on earth is as much of a gift … Continue reading

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GOD PROVIDES

Fields of gold rolled into a vast expanse of provision, God abundantly cares for every living thing, He sustains those who call upon His name, He cares for those who don’t, He controls our coming and our going, He is … Continue reading

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NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD

The image today shows the first Thanksgiving and the guests preparing to dig into a great feast from the bounty of their first year in the new world. The current trend is to think of these first pilgrims as invaders, … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING THOUGHT

November 24 I am thankful for chaos, because out of it comes order – when in the hands of the Creator of the universe. Trust in the Lord always and lean not on your own understanding.

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THANKSGIVING SPELLED OUT

T – I am thankful for TURKEY. This year I’ll be preparing a turkey dinner for two. I am so thankful to be celebrating this day with my husband. This year he is NOT hunting in Wisconsin. H – I … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

The day we determine to give thanks for all our blessings has often signaled the beginning of the Christmas season with thoughts of how much money we can save by going shopping the day after we fill our bellies with … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

This Thanksgiving will certainly be different. Our governor has put additional restrictions on our gathering because of the recent spike in COVID19. I know this is hard for most of us, but it’s just another glitch in a year that … Continue reading

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FILL MY HEART WITH GRATITUDE

Each day our hearts should swell with joy, for treasures that we hold, And count the blessings God employs, much greater than pure gold, The gifts within His creation, the untouched land and trees, The waters with deep hydration, the tender, soothing breeze, The forests … Continue reading

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WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR

There are days when we don’t feel very thankful. Instead of being grateful for 8 months of time to take a serious look at our lives – to contemplate new and ingenious ways to do things – to be alive … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Every day of the week is important.  When we think about how long it took God to create the world, the universe, the seas and air and all things within them, it is not only unbelievable, but astonishing.  Our Creator … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE

The afterglow of Easter has all but disappeared in the world around us.  The memories contained in that Sunday should’ve filled our hearts and minds with overwhelming gratitude, but instead we heard another story of death and destruction in another … Continue reading

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WOO HOO, IT’S SATURDAY!

  Well, you’ve made it through another week.  You may not have accomplished everything on your plate, but you came through reasonably unscathed.  Now it’s time for some rest and relaxation, but before that, take a moment to thank God … Continue reading

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OOMPA LOOMPAS

I’ve been on a Willy Wonka adventure for the last couple months, which culminated in a marathon of seven performances by two separate casts this past weekend.  They will do the same next week.  Their resilience and buoyancy amazes me.  As … Continue reading

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IT ALL STARTS TOMORROW

  A closer look at this painting of Paul’s, reveals the vastness of the surroundings dwarfing the beauty of these magnificent animals.  Its been almost 50 years since this annual tradition of hunting deer in Wisconsin has stirred the excitement … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS

You may be a victim of domestic violence.  You might hold some deep dark secret that would condemn you if the world knew about it.  You may be in the throes of addiction.  Why on earth would you thank God?  … Continue reading

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PROVISION

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© God’s provision is present in the food we eat, In the laughter we share, In the quiet, stillness of a cold winter day, He comforts and refreshes, In body, mind and … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Americans will soon sit down to a sumptuous dinner and feast on foods served only on special occasions.  As we fill our tummies with goodies, let’s try to focus on those who don’t have such bounty. Maybe you are faced … Continue reading

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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

In the beginning of our country’s existence, a rag tag army of farmers and tradesmen went up against the most powerful fighting force in the world and gained its freedom.  Throughout our history the cost of war has been well over a … Continue reading

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