Tag Archives: Inspiration

A FIELD OF TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A misty, early morning, among the bales of hay, New life appears and spreads its wings to welcome in each day, The atmosphere with crystal glow is dusting every bale, With … Continue reading

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SHOW ME THE WAY, LORD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER My life is filled with twists and turns, with bumps along the path.A crooked road that’s filled with holes – reminders of God’s wrath.The way becomes corrupted with thorns and tangled webs.My … Continue reading

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THE FABULOUS FIVE

Dateline June, 11 1776 On this day in history, the Continental Congress appointed a committee of five to write the Declaration of Independence from their mother country, England. The men chosen for this committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, … Continue reading

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CALM BEFORE THE STORM

ART & POETRY by PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As I sit at my window this morning, a cold front is slowly moving across the sky. The humidity and dew point have finally taken a dive. Soon refreshing rain will come … Continue reading

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THE END GAME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Remnants of a frozen past, dangling branches kissed at last, Dreams of respite from the cold, thoughts of ever growing old, Sapped of life and wanting more, grasping for that final door, … Continue reading

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MORNING LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Shades of purple, mauve and fuschia, kiss the tender, newborn growth, Light creates most glorious patterns in the river to betroath, Skipping, dancing, with a passion, never seen in man’s own eyes, Mirrored … Continue reading

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THE SUN BREAKS THROUGH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun breaks through the morning sky, Tufts of gilded  white, nestles into a silver lining, Filling the expanse, With brilliant shades of gold, The sun peeks over the horizon, The heavens … Continue reading

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SHABBY CHIC

Some of the areas within our backyard have become a haven for many of our old treasures. Some are new additions. Soon we’ll have to downsize the outside of our house. “What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life … Continue reading

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MISTY WATERCOLORED MEMORIES

There’s something magic about painting with watercolors. You begin by moistening a piece of paper, dipping your paintbrush into color, dropping the color onto the page and watching the magic begin. Like a Rorschach ink blot it spreads across the … Continue reading

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ONLY GOD CAN PROVIDE SANCTUARY

To capture the essence of a hazy, purple sunrise, To  brush strokes of muted lavender and gold, To place a creature within the environment, To temper, refine, correct, re-do, The life of an artist, Yet not perfect, despite its beauty, … Continue reading

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YOUR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS ARE ALMOST OVER

When I look back to my high school graduation in 1960, I find I’ve forgotten some of the highlights, but 1960 was truly a year filled with much controversy. John F. Kennedy was elected president. He was the first Catholic … Continue reading

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ROCK OF AGES

Within the mountain’s early dawn, His majesty is seen, The skies fill up with brilliance, and a glorious golden sheen, His breath is seen in morning mist, His voice through eagles’ song, His power displays in sunlit rays, He shines the … Continue reading

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HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD

Within the mountain’s early dawn, His majesty is seen, The skies fill up with brilliance, and glorious golden sheen, His breath is seen in morning mist, His voice through eagles’ song, His power displays in sunlit rays, He shines the whole … Continue reading

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PEACEFUL CONTEMPLATION

I had no gift to offer on the morning of His birth, my voice had no great songs to sing, The gifts I could give had no possible worth? My words were not worthy to bring, He gave up His life, He suffered and … Continue reading

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NO MORE HIDING

When days become diluted with the busyness of living, It messes with our vision, as if closing all the blinds, Our thoughts become polluted, our lives are unforgiving, Our heads become befuddled, and shadows fill our minds. The light that sweeps the darkness from our confusing state, Cannot by … Continue reading

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A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

The above still life was missed on yesterday’s gallery, but one I believe is worth sharing. The poem is new. Enjoy!  Words intertwine through the tapestry of my mind,  As the flying shuttle weaves its way through my thoughts and … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT DIRECTION

William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and one man plays many parts. His acts being seven.”If that’s the case, I could be nearing my … Continue reading

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THE VALUE IN REMEMBERING

As time rages on and the end of lfe draws closer, we often have to rely on our memories to get us through each day. At this point in the journey, it becomes harder to recall some of those most … 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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GOD IS AVAILABLE

A curtain made of yarn and linen woven together with greatest skill – Designed to honor the face of God. Only one could come into this holy place. Only one could enter and only at the appointed time. Cherubim meticulously crafted into the … Continue reading

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