Tag Archives: Inspiration

RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR EYES

In our age of technological advances it hardly seems necessary to use our minds.  Our information is right at our fingertips.  Wouldn’t it be interesting if at some point we all eventually wind up like E.T. with our line of … Continue reading

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IS IT GOOD TO GET ANGRY?

From a very early age, I was taught that we shouldn’t succumb to anger.  Not only was it a negative way to behave, but it had serious consequences.  As my life progresses, I keep hearing that voice in the back … Continue reading

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PLEIN AIR ARTIST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© For many years, my husband painted in various plein air competitions in our area.  My itinerate outdoorsman thrived on this type of painting and still does, however the competitive part of it has waned … Continue reading

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SAYING “UNCLE”

The story in Genesis 32, which most of us learned in Sunday School as children, always raised a lot of questions for me.  I wondered why anyone would want to take on God in a wrestling match.  I occasionally watched Saturday morning … Continue reading

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STEP INTO THE LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A tender shepherd walked this earth with love within his touch, His words could calm the troubled sheep, His hands led them through much. He chased away the predators,  He brought them safely home. … Continue reading

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GET OUT OF THE BLACK CLOUDS

Today I went to the doctor to have my knee X-rayed.  I should be delighted that it is nothing more than a sprain.  The doc mentioned that my knee was practically arthritis free, there were no breaks and it was … Continue reading

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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

One of the most difficult commandments from Jesus during His time on this planet is for us to love our enemies.  Of course it’s easy to love those who love us in return, but those who hate us and hurt … Continue reading

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WE ALL HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS

Yesterday our church had a guest speaker.  His ministry is devoted to bringing the good news of the Gospel to children and young people with special needs.  The fact that he is also a parent of a special needs child … 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 … Continue reading

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QUIET AFTER THE STORM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We search in vain for a place empty of confusion, All the trappings of the world bring no relief, The noise of life overtakes us. We run to the mountains for serenity, … 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 Unlike most women, I wasn’t upset or depressed about this milestone.  I’d begun my own business.  I was busier than … Continue reading

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

There is something about finishing a theatrical production.  It leaves you with a feeling of loss, excitement, exhaustion, extra time and a feeling of accomplishment – especially when you have achieved what you set out to do. For the past … Continue reading

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ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW

  “Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being – his physical, mental and emotional habits – influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized.”   Lee Strasberg I can’t remember how … Continue reading

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A DAY FOR THE ARTS

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Minnesota.  The sun was casting a golden glow everywhere and surprisingly there were few mosquitoes (our state bird.)  There was no humidity, the flies and gnats were nowhere to be seen.  Temperatures were in … Continue reading

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WILL GOD’S PATIENCE EVER RUN OUT?

In preparing to write my post for the day, I’ve spent the last hour fighting with my computer.  I sometimes believe the devil resides within this communication icon.  It was only an hour before I lost my patience. Our patience in … Continue reading

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DAY OF REST

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©, Weary of the noise of media attention, Exhausted by virtuous and often untrue claims, Troubled hearts cling to greater intervention, Longing for refreshment from the flames, Looking up is what we need for our salvation, God alone brings peace … Continue reading

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STILL TRYING TO DISCOVER YOURSELF?

In my years of stumbling over obstacles, brushing myself off and starting over again,  I’ve come to the conclusion that my life may not have seemed important to me, but God knew me before I ever came to be.  He … Continue reading

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TEARS, LAUGHTER & MEMORIES

Our lives are filled with many emotions, but the main three are tears, smiles and memories.  We cry and the tears ultimately dry.  We laugh and the smiles eventually fade from view.  The memories we create along the way will … Continue reading

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HOW DID YOUR DAY START?

Yesterday was a lovely day.  I made it through the first day of my 78th year on earth – received many good wishes – spent time with my granddaughter and topped it off with a visit with a dear friend … Continue reading

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RAISE THE FLAG

Originally posted 06/14/2018 A country’s flag is a symbol of what that country stands for and believes.  The American flag is no exception.  With its stripes, we’re reminded of the thirteen original colonies which fought for her independence from a … Continue reading

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