Tag Archives: Inspiration

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God. I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so. It wasn’t brainwashed into me. I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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REACHING OUT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© His hands are open to the world. He reaches out to heal, He touches and His will is done. He knows just how we feel, He took on human flesh to be … Continue reading

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A STUDY IN BLACK & WHITE

Cracks, crevices, breaks and terror, lurk at every turn in life, Stumbling, falling, running, hiding, trying to escape the strife, Fear befalls us,  darkness calls us, there is no place we can hide, Hanging onto the safety line, praying that … Continue reading

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OLD LIVES MATTER

When we grow older, our self worth tends to decline. Unfortunately when you pass retirement age, there is a certain amount of discrimination in our country. People who have amazing life skills and experience often have little value in a … Continue reading

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PAINTING WITH WORDS

I sit here at my keyboard trying to create pictures with words. The time spent often seems wasteful and futile. I could be enjoying the genuine images- not just pixelized versions, but the genuine article. Maybe when the words run … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF CHRIST

I don’t know why God allows some of us to go on living for so many years and others are taken at an early age. It is one of those mysteries that don’t make sense to me. I do know … Continue reading

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DOES MY LAUGHTER OFFEND YOU?

“While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of … Continue reading

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WALK IN THE LIGHT

I became an adult in the 1960s.  I lived on the south side of Milwaukee where there was a shortage of Americans of the black race.  It didn’t make any difference to me what color a person was.  If we … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES GOD SEE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within my reflection just what do I see? The confident woman I wish I could be, But deep down inside of my sin stricken soul, I still feel defeated and not totally … Continue reading

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ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the heart of the forest, what is it you see, The death of the brush or the loss of each tree, They die for a while, and rise up again, Spring … Continue reading

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DITCH YOUR RESOLUTIONS

It’s only January 17th and already there’s a holiday whereby you can ditch your New Year’s resolutions.  It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of those weird holidays with you.  There is one for every day of the year … Continue reading

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER When life gets tough we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems too complicated to stay and go the course. … Continue reading

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LIFE IS JUST A BREATH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER   My life on this planet is merely a breath, There isn’t enough time it seems, No work that I do here will help me face death, The love of the Christ … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it. One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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ADAPTATION

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© His hands are open to the world. He reaches out to heal. He touches and His will is done. He knows just how we feel. He took on human flesh to be … Continue reading

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JESUS, LEAD ME

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me safely in Your hand, When everything my body does so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me with all … Continue reading

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RUGGED ROAD

WOOD SCULPTURE  & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son. She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant … Continue reading

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CALL OF THE WILD

  We just experienced a winter snowfall of about ten inches. Fortunately my children came to the rescue with their snow blower and cleaned out my driveway.  The first heavy snow of the winter is always so beautiful because it … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING FRIENDSHIP

A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, comes together in the most difficult of situations and become lifetime friends in spite of it. John Candy & Steve Martin were perfectly cast for the film.  … Continue reading

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ALONE TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A quiet place where life stands still – an instant safety zone, A place for sweet reflection, a place to be alone, Where waters blue surround you, where peace is everywhere, Where … Continue reading

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