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CITY AT NIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A pale glimmer of mauve glistens over the city as the sun descends into night, Leaving a path of darkened shadows and sparkling diamonds in its wake, Reflections cover a cobblestone street, … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF LIFE ETERNAL

I’ve reached a point in my life where many of my friends are being released from their pain here on earth and have passed into heaven.  It’s tough to see those we care about leaving this life.  It not only … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT SIX – THE FAMILY TREE

There’s so much talk about finding our roots these days. I started to do some digging a while back but came up against a road block which hindered any further discovery. In God’s Word, Luke clearly gives a picture of … Continue reading

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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind.  We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible.  We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A BATH

Bath time for little ones is a time of great enjoyment, because it means undivided attention from a parent who needs to be on hand to make sure the child is safe. It works that way when an elderly parent … Continue reading

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WORTH THE WAIT

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 He was just an ordinary little boy, with … Continue reading

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YOU WILL NAME HIM – JESUS!

When it comes to naming our children, we usually put a lot of thought into it.  We check to see the origin of the name and its meaning.  When we named our third child Joy, Noel, it was partially because … Continue reading

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NO GREATER LOVE

An amazing thing happens after the birth of a child. All the pain you endured is replaced with joy and anticipation for the new life you hold in your arms. You check to see if all the little fingers and … Continue reading

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BLUE CHRISTMAS

I’m not a huge Elvis fan, but his song about a blue Christmas hits home for me at this time of year.  All the hustle and bustle going on in our world – all the confusion about politics and the … Continue reading

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OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

This year is the first year in my 54 years of marriage and 76 years of living that I haven’t decorated a tree.  I seem to be letting go of a lot of the old traditions lately.  Many think that … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO BE A SHEEP!

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 12/19/2017 I’ve had the opportunity to direct several Christmas pageants over the years and one thing is for sure.  No one wants to be a sheep.  Sheep are stubborn – they stray from the flock and get … 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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MAKE WAY FOR THE KING

Isaiah 40:4 & 5 “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,… and all people will … Continue reading

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TELL ME A STORY

The Christmas or “holiday” season is upon us.  The Grinch, Santa Claus, Frosty, the Snowman and countless other characters have already been dancing across our TV screens.  In fact, only a couple days ago, social media slammed “A Charlie Brown … Continue reading

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SUNDAY PRAYER

Dear, Father, God, I humbly come before your throne with prayers for our nation.  There seems to be so much hatred and violence in the hearts of our people.  We can place the blame on this and that, but the … Continue reading

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TAKE A BREATH

“Take a breath and count to ten.”  We’ve all said it at one time or another.  It sometimes works with children, but what about  adults?  How do we control our anger when faced with so much of it every day?  … Continue reading

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UNCONDITIONAL

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

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ATONEMENT

Yom Kippur  began yesterday at sunset and will end today at nightfall.  The Jewish calendar notes this day as the holiest of days.  It’s a time of fasting, worship and confession.  In Old Testament times, a sacrifice accompanied the celebration.  A perfect, unblemished … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Do we place upon a pedestal the heroes of our time? We sometimes make them idols. Do we think they are divine? When they show that they are human, they quickly tumble down. … Continue reading

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