Tag Archives: Hope

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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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

In Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest,” the term “Strange bedfellows,” was coined in reference to a drunken jester, named Trinculo.  He was been shipwrecked on Prospero’s magic island.  He seeks shelter from the storm and comes upon the petrified body of Caliban.  … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A 360 DEGREE TURN AROUND

We stand on the cusp of a new year.  My dad would’ve hit the century mark in 2019, but he went to heaven far too early.  We look back at the things that happened during 2018. We’ll see a lot … Continue reading

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WHAT IFS …

  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could take one minute, one second to … Continue reading

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CRUSHED, BUT NOT DEAD

ORIGINALLY POSTED 11/06/2017 Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS GAINED UNDER THE SON

I find it interesting that time is supposed to move us ahead, but it really doesn’t? In reality, time just repeats itself and history sometimes returns to haunt us. It seems that we go in circles and continue to make … 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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POINT ME UPWARD

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A great expanse of brilliant blue, Interspersed with misty clouds of purple, mauve and gold, Within the space beyond our imagination, Heaven waits, Time passes, We live, We flourish, We make … Continue reading

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AGING LIKE A FINE WINE

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Omar Khayyam Yesterday I celebrated 76 years of living.  The average life expectancy … 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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EVEN ON THE DARKEST DAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A life once filled with loneliness, a heart that seemed like stone, Has turned to Christ and all at once, that life is not alone, To walk without the Son of God … Continue reading

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I’M HAVING A BAD DAY!

We all have bad days – well, maybe there are a few hours that aren’t so good – perhaps it was a few minutes that didn’t sit well with you and you considered the whole day a bomb.  When it … Continue reading

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WILL IT EVER END?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Shots ring out, Bodies fall, Troubled mind, Has heard the call, A call to self destruction, A call within his mind, A place for his instruction, Becomes a killing field, We cry … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON SPRING

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and … Continue reading

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TOUCHED BY THE SON OF GOD

A little over a year ago, a friend of ours passed away.  We got a chance to get reacquainted for a short time before he died.  We had known this man from the first church we attended when we moved … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVES CHILDREN

Some of the things I worried about as a child seem insignificant now. Today children are faced with more serious issues than I ever dreamed of. The technological age has opened a whole new world for them and along with … 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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EARS OPENED

There were those who left their jobs and families behind to follow Him.  They gave up everything to be a part of it.  Some of them became His inner circle of workers and would someday continue to share the words He … Continue reading

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TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO DREAM …

I have been known to have very vivid and sometimes disturbing dreams. Something seems to happen to my brain when it falls asleep. It’s like this alter-ego explodes inside my head, giving way to all the weirdness or creativity within … Continue reading

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