Tag Archives: Inspiration

FILL MY HEART WITH GRATITUDE

Each day our hearts should swell with joy, for treasures that we hold, And count the blessings God employs, much greater than pure gold, The gifts within His creation, the untouched land and trees, The waters with deep hydration, the tender, soothing breeze, … Continue reading

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THE ARSENAL OF THE OPPRESSOR – EGO

In my early childhood, I was the first grandchild, so I had it made – at least I thought I did.  I was a sweet little girl, with curls of golden blond.  I learned how to tap dance and do … Continue reading

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THE ARSENAL OF THE OPPRESSOR

A few years back on a cold October afternoon, my husband was teaching an after school art class in a school cafeteria.  He had set up his “classroom” with individual stations for his students.  He did this in advance of … Continue reading

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STAND TALL

“Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me.  Will you even put me in the wrong?  Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?  Have you an arm … Continue reading

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IT IS OUR CHOICE

We cannot change our heritage, or the color of our skin, We can’t determine what we’ll be on the day that life begins, When we are born our souls live too, but we’ve not yet seen our God, Our genes … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS NO POWER OVER ME

Death seems to be surrounding us lately. With the influx of new COVID cases, even those who are vaccinated are not immune to the last breath of life as we know it. My thoughts have turned to this subject of … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

  Sunlight trickles through slightly skeletal branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops,, Like a scattering of diamonds across the open expanse, As the sun rises to full height, it dispenses all its light and beauty for our pleasure, Each … Continue reading

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THEY ALL FALL DOWN

The sassy winds of autumn swirl through wilting trees of gold, The life is being sapped from things including young and old. The brilliance of each final growth is now exposed to rage. We tumble like the leaves on high. … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

Martin Luther spent the greater part of his young life trying to live up to his father’s expectations of him, his peers’ opinions of him and the church’s requirements of him.  He thought that if only He was a better … Continue reading

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UNTETHERED

What happened to days of untethered youth When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the life now sown?   Our days filled with moments carefree and fun, Quickly … Continue reading

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TIME TO WASH THE WINDOWS

Having two very creative minds living under one roof isn’t always a good thing. We also have way too much time on our hands, because we’re “retired” I do all my writing on the dining room table which looks out … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE

As indicated in the above cartoons, you can see the word “resistance,” means more than just one thing.  There’s the kind of resistance we have to change, that pulls at us and causes us to become squeamish.  There’s the resistance … Continue reading

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SUBMISSION

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Raising hands to our God on high, with head bowed in submission,Tears flow fast as our eyes do cry, repentance and petition,The words seem empty as we pray, but God will send His Spirit,He … Continue reading

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A GRATEFUL HEART

When we give something of ourselves to benefit others, God tells us to do it with a grateful  heart. If there is any malice in the doing or giving, we aren’t doing it His way. His love is perfect and … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A CHANGE

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 the earth to start the regeneration of life … Continue reading

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

Nestled in the bluffs along a river that borders two states, Buildings from another century dotting the landscape, A peaceful tranquility that escapes the noise of the big city, Seemingly untouched by the darkness of turmoil and strife, Unscathed by the … Continue reading

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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AGING

Since I qualify as an aging adult, I feel I might be able to shed some light on the truth of aging vs. the myths connected with them. There are many of both. The truth is that our bodies ae … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMER HEAT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A light haze kissed the surface of the steamy water as we set sail that morning.  Sea gulls hung in the air searching for their breakfast.  It seemed too hot to venture out … Continue reading

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HOW CAN GOD USE ME?

It seems that once or twice a year, I wonder why I’m still writing this blog.   The truth is, I often wonder if I’m writing it for the right purpose.  As soon as I see my ratings drop, I can’t … Continue reading

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THE GOLDEN DAYS OF OLD

With every passing morning, through every dawning light,Time flits from here to there each day, and withers into night,If it would just stand still again, like golden days of yore,We might enjoy the little things, that make us love life … Continue reading

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