Tag Archives: Inspiration

SPREAD SUNSHINE

  “A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.” John Cleese Today I’d like to turn my thoughts to  laughter. There is nothing in the world like it. You hear … Continue reading

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A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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PLEASE COME TO CHURCH

Did you know that 70% of those who do not attend a church have never been invited?  Well, today, I’m inviting you.  Church is not a place for righteous, outstanding people, with no problems.  You might even consider it a … Continue reading

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ELECTRONIC CHAOS

Every time a computer glitch occurs, I can count on being tied up for at least eight hours.  This amazing device, which normally can save hours has the capacity to make a sweet old granny very cranky. This morning I … Continue reading

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ON THE WATERFRONT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Reflections of a summer day, the range of many hues, The gentle breeze on glasslike lakes , the reds, yellows and greens, The sailboats take their final cruise, the colors quickly change, While God remains in … Continue reading

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THE LAST HURRAH

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The flowers shout their last hurrah, they cling to hidden light, They go to sleep and hide their heads, when day turns into night, With wild anticipation then, they hope they will … Continue reading

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SENSES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   Listen to the sounds – the crashing of the box car containers, As they transfer to waiting freight trains, The rat- a- tat of a nail gun, Attaching a new roof or constructing a … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. C. S. Lewis The word, “MIRACLE” has a few definitions, but … Continue reading

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TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO ….

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”      Harriet Tubman Once I dreamt I went in for surgery and … Continue reading

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A SUMMER PLACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill.  The light touches the edges of trees and buildings in the distance, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we reach … Continue reading

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LAID LOW

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Your hand reaches down and touches the vastness of creation, Within your hand is the power to carve into mountains and establish flowage for the water, In your voice is majesty and … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III ADDENDUM

HOW TO STAY ACTIVE DURING THE SEVENTH DECADE IN LIFE Get out of bed each morning with a prayer of thanksgiving that you made it through another night. Exercise – If you’re my age, exercise consists of the act of … Continue reading

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GRAPES

PAINTING “GRAPES ON A WIRE,” By Paul Boecher © “And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, … Continue reading

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WHERE LIFE LEADS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© originally posted on January 16, 2015 Childish memories drift through the valleys and crevices of my brain, Stored treasures from my youth come forth with such a loud refrain, I sometimes think … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II, 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo When you turn sixty, you’re entering the golden years of life.  That’s what they tell you – who are they … Continue reading

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EGG DROP CHALLENGE

Almost everyone has heard of the “egg drop experiment. This simple test allows the student to construct a container that protects a raw egg from cracking as it’s dropped from a certain height.  What is the actual purpose of this? … Continue reading

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BECOMING YOUR PARENT’S PARENT

The parenting role never changes. Once you become one, you are one for life. As your children grow and start new lives, they may be gone, but not forgotten. Their safety, their freedom from problems and worry, their joys and … Continue reading

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FLYING PENGUINS

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci I think man has always had an … Continue reading

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BREATH OF GOD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Fourth in a series of plein aire paintings, painted on window shades.  This one depicts wind. Life is but a whisper in the scheme of things, We take our first inhalation of air … Continue reading

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