Tag Archives: Hope

YOUR WILL, NOT MINE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER My God, you’ve shown your will for me in everything you do, You break the earth, you cut through rock, you kiss the morning dew, The skies surrender to your voice, the … Continue reading

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SYMBOLS

America lays below in rubble and destruction from looters and violent protesters The torrid, sulphuric air rises and infiltrates the atmosphere, Seas churn and waters rise as winds spin the remnants of what once was, A silent enemy continues to … Continue reading

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REBORN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done plein air, at the newly restored Erickson Farm in Isanti, MN.  A perfect place to create art, this house has been reborn to serve as an event center, … Continue reading

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HELP! I’M STUCK IN MY SHELL!!

I’ve always had issues with my self image.  I’m not sure what caused it, but it may have to do with a need to please everyone.  I now realize that giving up my own thoughts in favor of friendship is … Continue reading

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A SUDDEN SURGE

Have you ever just opened up the floodgates and let the tears fall where they may? You may have no logical reason for doing so, but with things as they are in our world right now, I seem to be … Continue reading

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GHOST SHIP

This painting was done on site, several years ago.  It was 103 degrees and the dewpoints were tropical.  The boat was anchored in a marina when Paul painted it.  The mood created by the blues and greens is almost ghostly. … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE

We recently went through the tedious process of setting up a new internet and cable network.  That in itself was a feat beyond compare for those of us in our 70s.  If it has anything to do with technology, us … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

One of the many photo ops on social media is to post a picture from your past on Thursdays. Maybe the photo is from a time before you knew them and you wouldn’t recognize that person in a million years. … Continue reading

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GREY SKIES ARE GONNA CLEAR UP . . .

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Some days seem all out of focus, the clouds turn our vision dim. God’s masterful plan seems hidden, doubt colors the shades so grim, We lose control and we wonder if relief … Continue reading

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EASTER LETDOWN

Easter has come and gone and it was the most unusual celebration I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The two of us viewed our church service online.  We stayed inside all day, because five or so inches of snow had fallen … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

  Dear, Holy, Father, You have set before us a new day, filled with sunshine and hope.  As I think about the events of the past week, my heart has been slightly on a roller coaster trekking uphill one day … Continue reading

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HIGH NOON

We’ve taken to watching some of them there western movies at our place lately.  The typical story of the battle between good and evil always ending with god winning, is a nice refreshing change from the way of the world.  … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IN DARKNESS LAY

Can you imagine a world in complete darkness? It may seem that the haze covering our earth and intermingling with our thoughts, fears and dreams has shrouded our thinking and even our way of life.  When God plagued Egypt in … Continue reading

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LOOK TO HEAVEN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Where can you find some peace of mind, when all around seems lost, In city streets so dimly lit, at an expensive cost, In valleys green where water pours through rivers pure … Continue reading

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COCKEYED OPTIMIST

When the skies are brighter canary yellow I forget ev’ry cloud I’ve ever seen, So they called me a cockeyed optimist Immature and incurably green. I hear the human race Is fallin’ on its face And hasn’t very far to … Continue reading

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THE VOICE OF GOD

When I was a child, I recall sitting in the sanctuary of our beautiful, Gothic styled, Lutheran church.  The stained glass windows depicted various scenes from the Bible.  The ceiling had paintings of angels and above the altar was a statue … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION OF A TEMPLE

READ JOHN 2:13-22 Today, as we consider the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral and all its worldly treasures, hearts will ache and tears will fall.  This building has stood the test of time through wars, scandal, revolution, discouragement and hatred. … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE HOPE?

I hope the weather will change soon.  I hope I can get a job.  I hope I don’t have cancer.  I hope I can muddle through these last years of life.  I hope, I hope, I hope. I go to … Continue reading

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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind.  We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible.  We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth … Continue reading

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