Tag Archives: Inspiration

THE YEARS BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT TWO

The sun slowly rises in the east, as women rise from their slumber to prepare for another day.  They meet at the well early in the morning to gather the daily supply of water – water which will cleanse them and … Continue reading

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WHERE DID I COME FROM?

There’s a big trend these days to discover our ancestry.  You can go to a site on the internet to find out where you came from and some clues to who you are.  I think we all like to know … Continue reading

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PROVERBIAL THOUGHTS

The sun peeked through the morning mist today.  What started as tints of red and gold, exploded into a kaleidoscope of color.  Soon pinks were blending into mauve and the hazy cloudiness made it look like surreal. We’re experiencing a January … Continue reading

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THE AUTHOR OF OUR DESTINY

A writer knows that every story consists of a beginning, a middle and an end.  There’s conflict throughout as the protagonist tries to overcome the antagonist to reach his goal.  In the midst of the story are various characters, who … Continue reading

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DAYS OF AULD LANG SYNE

“Old long ago” is the literal meaning of this phrase which usually shows up once a year. We hear it sung as a huge crystal ball is lowered in Times Square.  The title could be loosely interpreted as “in days gone … Continue reading

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DON’T YOU JUST HATE LISTS?

Soon you and I will change the way we live. We will begin another diet – cut down on using electronic devices – spend more quality time with spouse or children – cut out some addictive behavior – become more … Continue reading

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HAPPY RENEW YEAR

I have ongoing issues with my phone, especially when I’m trying to type a message.  Usually I hit the wrong key and spell check changes the word completely and makes me look like a complete idiot to the one receiving … Continue reading

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CAN THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH?

Traffic sounds rumble early on a frosty morning.  The crash of box cars echoes from the tracks.  People running here and there with so much to accomplish and so little time.  You become invisible in a sea of bodies rushing – … Continue reading

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BREATH OF HEAVEN

A young girl of thirteen or so, was about her daily chores, when suddenly an angel appeared out of nowhere and began to give her the most astonishing news.  Sounds like a story line for a science fiction novel or … Continue reading

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MY CHILD, MY JOY!

When she was brought home, preparations were being made for Christmas.  She was due on Christmas Day, but surprised us by coming early.  We named her Joy Noel, not realizing just how much of a joy she would grow into. … Continue reading

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THE WORD WAS MADE MAN

“You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.”   Martin Luther How can it be – a child conceived by the Holy Spirit, within the womb of a virgin?  Why is it that God decided to take on … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS – THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

This poignant tale was written by Hans Christian Anderson and published in 1845. The author came to life on the movie screen as Danny Kaye recreated some of his stories.  He was portrayed as a wonderful story teller who delighted children … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED SANTA

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER This Santa was the first one that my husband gave to me, This loving new tradition was placed underneath the tree, He is the likeness of the man who carved this piece … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR HOMECOMING

For the past week and a few days, I’ve been sharing most of my time with my dog, Gage.  Each of us handles our loneliness in different ways.  He becomes depressed and doesn’t eat when the master is gone.  I, … Continue reading

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A NATURAL BRIDGE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© We travel the highway of life, depending upon the road, Some trails have been blazed before us, as others their burdens towed. Yet there are still roads untraveled, paths filled with trials unknown, A … Continue reading

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CRUSHED ICE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© That which once streamed freely from the mountains, Crashing endlessly over pebbles and rocks, Catching a glimmer of sunlight, Feeling the warmth as it winds through nooks and crannies, Until it reaches … Continue reading

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IF MY PEOPLE HUMBLE THEMSELVES …

We are a nation divided right now and the only way to be unified once more is to pray for God’s intercession. Our governing leaders have been faced with threats of assassination.  Bombs in the mail are the new message … Continue reading

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THE GOLD IN AGING

Each year becomes more of a struggle. We trudge through life, with goals, hopes and dreams. We reach the epitome of living and wonder who we are, why we’re here and where we’re going. Within the blink of an eye, … Continue reading

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CRUSHED, BUT NOT DEAD

ORIGINALLY POSTED 11/06/2017 Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to … Continue reading

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ONE ON ONE WITH GOD

I’ve always admired King David and his intimate relationship with God.  He messed up, strayed from God’s commandments, yet he was considered the apple of God’s eye.  I often wondered at some of his psalms and the angry demands he made … Continue reading

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