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HANG IN THERE!

We all experience persecution in some way or another, especially if we’re Christians. We’re often called upon to defend our beliefs to those who haven’t experienced the joy and hope which God’s truth provides.  We squirm and take any negative comment to … Continue reading

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14 Along with a change in the numbers of church going people today, the forgotten are the … Continue reading

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RAGING OR LIFE GIVING WATER

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Churning, Swirling, Pulsating, Driven by the turbulence of energy, The long, leaf lavished limbs of mature trees, Undulate under the  rhythm of God’s breath, Up and down, here and there, tossing, stirring, … Continue reading

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GROANING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHERy©in prayer. I put away my selfish thoughts and ask that you be there – My words cannot express my needs, but I know you understand. With groans that I can’t comprehend, you help … Continue reading

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HOW SHOULD I PRAY?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When troubles come and crush us deep, They torture us so we can’t sleep, Our voices close, our lips are sealed, The words don’t come from hearts revealed.   Why is … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Churning, Swirling, Pulsated by the turbulence, of energy, The long, leaf lavished limbs Undulate, under the  rhythm,, Of God’s breath, Up and down, here and there, tossing, stirring, His inspiration comes … Continue reading

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TAKE & EAT, TAKE & DRINK

Yesterday our only granddaughter was confirmed in her baptismal faith.  This was an especially wonderful day for us as her grandparents.  In this same church, shortly after her birth, she was baptized.  In this past year, she was instructed in … Continue reading

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INCONSUMABLE FIRE

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like a whirlwind, Cutting a path in its wake, A fire that rested, On those who would serve, Inconsumable fire, Like the burning bush, On Mt. Sinai. The Holy Spirit, Part of … Continue reading

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CONFIRMATION DAY

Today is a special day in the church year.  We celebrate the day when the disciples became filled with the Holy Spirit and began their task of taking God’s wonderful news to the world – Pentecost Sunday.  Today is also … Continue reading

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WHY BRING YOUR KIDS TO CHURCH?

When my children were very young, I used to ask myself this question every Sunday.  I know I was underestimating the power of the Holy Spirit, but I wasn’t feeling it, as I toted one child after the other out … Continue reading

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HELP ME TO PRAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Why is it when we come in prayer We just don’t have the words to share? The struggles still continue on, Our hopes diminish and are gone. We lift our voices, … Continue reading

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THIRST QUENCHING

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Root bound and parched, replenished only by the restorative power of water, Each tendril pushing –  burrowing into the  coolness of life sustainment, Lapping up the refreshing, renewing, thirst quenching provision … Continue reading

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THIS LIGHT OF MINE

Yesterday we celebrated Pentecost Sunday – a day where the Holy Spirit made one of His miraculous appearances in a very dramatic way.  As the words to hymn and special music were sung, I could almost imagine what happened on that … Continue reading

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PRAY

Romans 8:26 …. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” My prayer list seems to get longer every day. The words of the above passage … Continue reading

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AND SO IT BEGINS …

40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the … Continue reading

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DO SOMETHING NICE

It seems there’s a holiday for just about everything.  Today is “do something nice day.”  We shouldn’t have to set just one day aside for that purpose.  It should be part of our commitment as we walk our daily walk … Continue reading

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PAIN CAN BE GOOD

Anyone who experiences chronic pain will look at my title today and say, “Are you kidding me?”   All you want is relief, but pain is usually just a signal that something needs attention.  If your muscles are sore, you rest.  … Continue reading

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INSPIRE ME

What does it take to be inspired, especially when it comes to your relationship with God? For me, there are no fireworks, no feeling of physically bonding with my Savior, no Road to Damascus moment like Paul experienced. When I … Continue reading

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REFRESHING RAIN

The tears of God come rushing down to moisturize the earth, The water fills the hardened ground with life and brings new birth. The seeds that we have planted, lie dormant in the ground, Until His precious water quenches souls … Continue reading

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SINGING IN THE RAIN!

It’s Monday and it’s raining.  For me, rain conjures up thoughts of God’s tears falling on us, either to wake us up or to calm and refresh us.   I think God cries for us when He sees all the evil that infests our world.  … Continue reading

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