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TRUST

I lift my hands in confidence that you will hear my prayer, I wonder what you think of them as I cast all my care, Up to the heavens where you dwell, where only you can see, The darkness of … Continue reading

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MARY’S FAITH

I don’t know about you, but to have the faith that Mary exhibited when she was told she would be impregnated with God’s own Son, is more than a little hard to imagine. The news itself was impossible from a … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING THOUGHT

November 24 I am thankful for chaos, because out of it comes order – when in the hands of the Creator of the universe. Trust in the Lord always and lean not on your own understanding.

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

I consider myself to have been richly blessed with many special acquaintances on this planet. Of course my family is number one – my husband, my three children and their better halves along with their children and countless pets. I’ve … 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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AGING WITH PURPOSE

Does becoming a senior citizen mean that our days of usefulness are over? I hope not. So far I’ve been blessed with a sound mind, except when I’m dreaming or creating a new piece of work; and I’m physically sound, … Continue reading

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PERSEVERE UNTIL THE END

I often wonder what it would be like to turn back the hands on a clock and reverse our lives at a fast speed, so we could pick out the times we gave up on something right before a major … Continue reading

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WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

I don’t like confrontation.  I’m adverse to rejection.  I fear heights and drowning in the ocean.  I would rather be alone than in a crowd.  I’ve learned over the years that my fears often get in the way of my … Continue reading

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DIVIDED WE FALL

“These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.  But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, ‘In the last … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE FRAY

Once more into the fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know… Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…  The phrase, “Into the fray,” has meant to me – getting back into the game … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE FROM OLD

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A seed drops, It burrows and nestles into rich soil, It springs forth with new life, Fragile branches at first, Growing strong with each passing day, Expanding, stretching, embracing the sky, Reaching for … Continue reading

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WE WILL SOAR WITH EAGLES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The glory of the Lord is painted throughout His creation, Wafting down from the heights of heaven as an eagle, Upon whose tremendous wingspan touches every cloud, Carving through granite mountains … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY FACE

“You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness.” William Shakespeare Well, the meteorologists in Minnesota must be turning cartwheels and flips this morning.  We broke the all time record for snow in the month … Continue reading

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WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

WOOD SCULPTURE “MOTHER & CHILD” BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© He didn’t come in glory on that first Christmas Day. His palace was a lowly place. His bed was made of hay. His servants were the … Continue reading

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