Tag Archives: Hope

FORGET ABOUT IT!

Fear is mentioned many times in the Bible. The phrase, “Do not be afraid” was spoken, when God’s angels announced the birth of the Savior to shepherds. The Psalms are loaded with references to fear in King David’s prayers. The … Continue reading

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LET US BOW DOWN

It’s only been a couple weeks since Christmas came and went. Some have packed away the lights and decorations. Most folks have taken down their trees and set them outside to be carried off by the waste management team. This … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

There is nothing new under the sun.Things we do wrong have already been doneThe sins of today are nothing new.Most men have observed this to be true. All we experience has been done before.The hopes we aspire to aren’t new anymore.The … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR WISDOM

This re-post has become a mainstay to my New Year’s wishes for you.  Hope you enjoy and have a blessed New Year. Through the cobwebs of existence – through the darkness of our strife – Through the dankness of our … Continue reading

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WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES . . .

Well it’s almost over – 2020 that is. We’re almost elated at the thought of saying goodbye to this year. It was like none other than most of us have experienced in our lifetime – filled with anxiety, fear, depression, … Continue reading

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A PLACE FOR ME

The bridge looks over a seething scene of poverty and loss, Though filled with much there is no hope for life at any cost, The desperate soul seeks recompense and tries to make amends, But there is nothing good enough … Continue reading

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THE KING IS COMING

He was just a little baby, but like no other one,He fussed and cried like babies do, but this was God’s own Son,People came from miles around unto this unknown place,Unlike all other kingly homes, in any time or space. His Mother … Continue reading

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IN THE WILDERNESS

As we say hello to the last month of this eventful year, all of us are quite eager to get it done with.  The year 2020 will long be remembered as one to forget.  For the first time in a … Continue reading

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THY WILL BE DONE . . .

A young child clings to life. He has endured months of chemotherapy. His tired little body is shrinking every day and life is being sapped from his tiny frame. We’re told to ask that God’s will be done. Yet what … Continue reading

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OVERWHELMED

Everywhere you go, whether it be a church, a family gathering, an election booth a grocery store, it seems a huge black cloud is hanging over us. The every day events of living have lost their joy. Faces are hidden … Continue reading

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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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