Tag Archives: Hope

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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FERVENT FOLLOWER

READ LUKE 8:1-2 Jesus had twelve whom He called Apostles, but there were many disciples.  Some of them were women – unusual for women of the time – unusual for men to have a following of women.  They could be … 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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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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