Tag Archives: Inspiration

WHO ARE YOU?

He sat there, gloating upon a mushroom.  He inhaled the fumes from a hookah and blew smoke rings in the air as he pompously asked Alice, “Whoooo are youuuuuu?   Who was he to ask?  Nothing more than a blue … Continue reading

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DEFEATED?

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There will be days when you feel completely broken down – Physically, emotionally, spiritually, When every ounce of strength has been sapped, When it seems you can no longer go on, … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

It’s October.  The month of howling things and stuff that goes bump in the night.  I’m stage managing a play called “Sleepy Hollow.”  I live in the Halloween Capitol of the World, right here in downtown Anoka, MN. The skies … Continue reading

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THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Where can you find some peace of mind, when all around seems lost, In city streets so dimly lit, at an expensive cost, In valleys green where water pours through rivers pure … Continue reading

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LOOK TO HEAVEN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Where can you find some peace of mind, when all around seems lost, In city streets so dimly lit, at an expensive cost, In valleys green where water pours through rivers pure … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SEASONS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER – From the sketchbook of Paul Boecher, this magnificent maple tree and a study of the seed and stem that goes with it.  At first when I saw this little water color, … Continue reading

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DELIVERANCE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When we have the ability to walk the streets without fear, To pad through the glory of the environment with wild abandon, To soak in everything within our grasp with no … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES WITHIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A swampy mass of algae filled water, Crusted with swarming gnats and flies, Deemed a place to avoid, Yet within the muck and slime, A plethora of lily pads abounds, Reaching the … Continue reading

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AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Bathed in a buttery softness of golden light, Touched ever so lightly with God’s own breath, A powerful creature pads across the horizon, Burnished antlers glistening, Exhalation visible in the early … Continue reading

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PURE LOVE

This is the week of my 55th wedding anniversary, so I’m devoting at least one post each day to the complex subject of love. The purest of love comes from our Creator, God.  He created one man and one woman … Continue reading

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IN A FOG

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The opaque murkiness of an impenetrable sky surrounds you. Your mind swirls with empty thoughts. You feel alone, lost, unapproachable, frightened. There is nothing but an enclosing darkness that makes your mind … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF AUTUMN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Signs of autumn are in the air. Leaves are slowly losing their grip and soon will be ready to tumble. Acorns are piling up and seeds of all kinds are nestling into … Continue reading

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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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