Tag Archives: Inspiration

ONCE OLD, NOW NEW

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, … Continue reading

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

We’re probably all familiar with Jesus being compared to the Good Shepherd who gently cares for His flock. Choosing to depict us as sheep wasn’t just a matter of chance, by our Savior.  Being familiar with the agriculture of His … Continue reading

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PRAISE THE LORD, OH MY SOUL

Today as we face the week ahead, let us remember that new life comes from the Lord, God, Almighty.  Nothing we can do will change that.  With Him at our side, we can do great things.  With Him as our … Continue reading

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IN GOD’S HANDS

When tomorrow seems uncertain – when all our fears mount up within our hearts – when even our faith is put to the test – we can be sure of God’s enduring, unchanging, undying and all consuming love.  He has a … Continue reading

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WHAT DO THEY SEE?

When children are young, they look to their parents as super heroes – men and women of steel – those who can make their boo-boos better and dry their tears when they’re hurting.  When they get older, the mask and … 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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BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

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TRUE PEACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There are places we simply crave to be, Serene, comfortable places where we can find solitude, Tightly clinging to the quietness of alone time, Away from the clamor of every day life, Isolated, apart … Continue reading

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OLD GLORY

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 tyrannical country across … Continue reading

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AM I A DOUBTING THOMAS?

I have a confession to make.  There are times when my faith is overtaken by doubt.  I know that kind of thinking shouldn’t come out of the mouth of a staunch Christian.  The truth is, doubt has been a weakness … Continue reading

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YOU’VE GRADUATED – NOW WHAT?

I suppose one way to get through college free in this day and age, is to study law and after graduating, sue the college, win and get your tuition back.  The fact is, most students leave college with a heavy … Continue reading

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AN EMPTY CHAIR

It was a lovely Tuesday morning.  The air fresh and clean, the sky blue – a perfect day to tackle some of my pruning chores.  As I walked down our driveway, I was met by a street full of emergency … Continue reading

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MONDAY – BRING IT!

Mondays are kind of like the recurring Ground Hog Day movie.   We go through life, thinking this is as good as it gets – go to bed and repeat the same from day to day.  Mondays have a way of … Continue reading

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A ROYAL CROWN

A royal prince became a man and took on human flesh, His kingdom left behind so that our hearts would intermesh, It was a greater plan than any man could comprehend, Where He would shed His precious blood and death … Continue reading

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GRANDMA & GRANDPA TIME

Picture taken last year at Joshua’s high school graduation.  He’s in the middle.  Jordan graduates from college next weekend.  He’s the handsome dude in the white shirt. Our bags are packed and I’m so ready to go.  The call of … Continue reading

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STILL WE STAND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The old flour mill stands beside the rolling Mississippi River, An icon, once thriving, once useful – A place where industry grew a small town into a great city, A testament to … Continue reading

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INSPIRED

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Churning, swirling, pulsated by the turbulence of energy, The long, leaf lavished limbs of mature trees, undulate under the  rhythm of God’s breath, Up and down, here and there, tossing, stirring, … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO DOUBT

When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning, His body was restored and glorified.  Yet some scars of His suffering remained.  I’ve often wondered about that, but as is always the case, there was a reason for the remnants of … Continue reading

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TAKING FLIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will … Continue reading

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GET BACK INTO NATURE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A blue-grey sky, rolls swiftly by, the clouds enwrap its glory, The road is paved with gilded stones, that tell an endless story, A husky mule, a rugged man, set out to see what … Continue reading

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