Tag Archives: Inspiration

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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OUR NATIONAL TREASURE

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Every day it seems something new hits the headlines. We’re fearful of a variant of COVID. We fear for the safety of our country. We wonder about our political leaders and their competency. We hear of horrific crimes against humanity. … Continue reading

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SORTING THROUGH THE CLUTTER

A wagon wheel, a whiskey barrel, a window box so quaint, Sit in the midst of chaos there and all could use some fresh paint, The things we looked at long ago as bounty without measure, Has now become worn … Continue reading

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IT’S GARAGE SALE DAY

Five years ago, we downsized after 24 years of living in the same house to one half the size.  It was a time of purging – release – letting go and giving up.  I believe I had about five garage … Continue reading

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WHO WINS THE GOLD?

The two men had shared space in their mother’s womb. The younger of the two, Jacob, obtained the inheritance of his brother, Esau, through deception. The two were now enemies and eventually would meet on a field of battle. The … Continue reading

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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL

Trees stretch their limbs up to the clouds Reaching almost high enough to touch the face of God, Swaying gently in the summer breeze, Or brilliantly bathed in a palette of warmth, Eventually they lose their foliage, Their barren limbs weep, … Continue reading

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CALM MY FEARS, LORD . . .

Deep within the tallest pines, with dark night’s haze enshrouded, A hidden place encased in webs of silver threads beclouded, A quiet sanctuary, a place to run and hide, A place to lick the wounds of hurt and safely stay inside, … Continue reading

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ALL BY MYSELF

In a quiet, peaceful corner where the trees hold in the air, In a place of isolation – to release your every care, A spot to lift your heart and pray, to thank God for His mercy, To call on … Continue reading

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THE MASTER GARDENER

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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

For the past four years, our granddaughter has shared her love of the theatre by being a mentor in the Penguin Project.® This organization was founded in 2004 by Dr. Andy Morgan to combine his professional expertise with his passion for … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage me when I feel I can’t … Continue reading

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A FRESH OUTLOOK

This gallery is the result of a mural painted in the parking garage of the Farmstead – a senior living facility. It’s built on an old farm site that includes a round barn, which Paul has already painted many times. … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A WORDSMITH?

eWe who blog everyday are wordsmiths, but are we really? Choosing the right word to inspire, encourage, motivate or persuade takes some time. Take the word “WALK” for example.. We can trudge plaintively through a a garden with a sense … Continue reading

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WOVEN TOGETHER

A tapestry of beauty, a story told within, Two hearts that come together a new life to begin, Those lives blend into keepsakes of hearts that beat as one, The fabric of this patchwork glows within the morning sun A … Continue reading

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