Tag Archives: Heaven

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS OURS

Gated communities, walls, barricades, stockades, bulwarks, road blocks – all designed to protect one side from the other.  These obstacles are built for the purpose of protection of what lies within. They include precious people, riches and treasures, things not wanted … Continue reading

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GROW OLD WITH ME

We join our hands together, Hands that have grown wrinkled and leathered with time, Still the touch of your skin against mine delights and excites, The broken, withered digits, which over time have grown weary, The tightness of your grip, … Continue reading

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FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS FOREVER WHEN THE LORD IS LORD OF THEM

Many of the members from our first church we joined, when moving to Minnesota,are now pillars of our current church. It’s funny how we can pick up with people from our past and become immediately reattached. Two years ago, we … Continue reading

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I’M LIVING IN NARNIA!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”  … Continue reading

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SUBMISSION

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Raising hands to our God on high, with head bowed in submission, Tears flow fast as our eyes do cry, repentance and petition, The words seem empty as we pray, but God will send His Spirit, He knows exactly what we … Continue reading

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TRACES OF A LIFE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In life we have a quiet voice, that whispers more than screams, We open up our mouths to speak, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams, We take the easy path it seems, … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – THE FINAL ACT

The final scene is set.  The pieces have all been placed.  The player enters the stage for his last monologue.  It is the last prayer of a faithful servant – the final words you utter in life – the lasting impression … Continue reading

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IN HIS MERCY, HE HEARD MY PRAYER

On a rainy day, we tend to become melancholy or sad.  All we need to do is turn to God in prayer.  In His mercy He will hear your voice and He will act on your requests. It’s already been done. … Continue reading

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LOVE RE-TOLD

In Nicholas Sparks’ book, “The Notebook,” a poignant love story unfolds.  It’s the same type of story that filled our hearts with tears when the movie, “Love Story,” came on the screen.  Both of these tales, fill us with a mixture … Continue reading

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SUMMER TREASURE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the rims of trees and buildings, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill with … Continue reading

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AT THE DOOR

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is … Continue reading

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IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS

Our world is a sea of people.  I often wonder where I fit in, in that massive expanse.  Little old me, is like a speck on the radar.  Sure, there’s a heartbeat and blood flows through my veins, but it’s … Continue reading

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THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Across refreshing waters pure, the sign remains in place, The glorious cross of Jesus, transcends both time and space, Instrument of execution, stained with blood, sweat and tears, The sign of His … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sin, Like a web of deception, That weaves within and out of our souls, A network of threads Intermingled with thoughts, Words, Deeds, Designed to deceive, To lead us away, To engulf … Continue reading

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LOOK UP

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What started as a single seed reclining in the earth, Is now a giant masterpiece with monetary worth, The time it took to grow this tree encompassed many years, It suffered … Continue reading

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STORY TIME

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.  Aim at earth and you get neither.”         C.S. Lewis Telling stories is what we do as writers.  We use words to create interesting situations, to draw in our audience, to share … Continue reading

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ODE TO AGING

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, the true love of my life, I gave my … Continue reading

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SKIPPING THROUGH LIFE

This is not a picture of my husband and me, skipping along the beach, but I wish it was.  We still have the ability to do so, but I’m afraid we’d have to stretch out for a few days before … Continue reading

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THE PROMISED LAND

In April of 1968, I had two toddlers, was a stay at home mom, and was living in small town Wisconsin.  We were far away from the riots  raging in Milwaukee in the sixties, but were well aware of them.  … Continue reading

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