Tag Archives: Hope

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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CONCEALED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Deep within the wildest places, kept from harm and strong within, God protects and keeps his creatures, never letting go of them, Shielded by the reeds and willows, covered with His loving … Continue reading

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THE OLD FLOUR MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An ancient fortress, standing tall, within the city streets, Remains of passing days gone by, with traffic now competes, The outer walls are stained and brown, inside it seems the same, Like … Continue reading

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FEAR OF DEATH?

When I was a young woman of 21, the furthest thing from my mind was dying.  I was just beginning to live.  In a few months I’d be getting married.  I’d be loosening the apron strings of my youth and … Continue reading

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MEANING & PURPOSE

Why was I born? Why am I living? What do I get? What am I giving? Why do I want a thing, I darent hope for? What can I hope for? I wish I knew. Why do I try to … Continue reading

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A ROAD TO HELL?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The path is strewn with peril, there’s danger all around, A hydrothermal basin, steam rising from the ground, You walk with trepidation, yet something draws you in, The beauty that surrounds you, just covers … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN MY EYES

I’m getting started late this morning.  Usually our dog Gage is tugging on an arm or leg in hot pursuit of getting outdoors by 5 AM, but for some reason he let us sleep this morning.  Maybe he knows we … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN DARKNESS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   A city of blazing lights can cover all the ugliness of sin, A world that lies beneath the bridge of deception, hate, fear and addiction, Underneath that hidden territory where darkness abounds, There, shrouded in the … Continue reading

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FLOUNDERING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What happened to the days of our untethered youth. When all we needed required only truth, When worries were few and troubles simply unknown, What happened from then to the life we have sown, … Continue reading

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

I’ve come to the conclusion that if I have to get down on my knees for any reason, I better think of all the tasks I need to do before getting up again.  The up and down process is killing … Continue reading

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CAPTIVE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the confines of an icy realm, The waters deep have turned to frozen glass, Dark shards of broken, shattered dreams, Entwine around this once enlivened shell, It cannot free itself nor … Continue reading

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