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TREASURE OR TREASURED

In my lifetime I have experienced living with little, living modestly, living with means and living with little once again. When you have money, it doesn’t mean you are happier or are twice blessed. It simply means you have more … Continue reading

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PITY PARTY

There are days when we feel like life isn’t worth getting up for.  We’d rather crawl back under the sheets and melt into another dream.  What do you do when you feel that way?  The world might tell you that … Continue reading

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HE LIVED FOR ME

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 the perfect … Continue reading

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SEASONS CHANGE US

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Sunlight rises through skeletal remnants of trees that once were lush with a canopy of green. The sunshade turns from hues of chartreuse and emerald to rust, gold and crimson. The demise … Continue reading

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TAKE A BREATH & COUNT TO TEN

“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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AGING DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH

Lots of people look at age as a sign of weakness, deterioration and imminent death. Some cultures place age in a special category because of the wisdom a person has acquired in his life. In America, we tend to admire … Continue reading

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TURN IT OVER

There’s no doubt about it.  We live in a crummy world. We can choose to make a difference, to change things, to sit around and fret about it, to hide ourselves from it or we can rid ourselves of the … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

In the past few months we’ve been socially distanced from our churches.  Not only are we not permitted to worship together in one place, but we’ve not been able to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, because of … Continue reading

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THE FIELD OF FLANDERS

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short … Continue reading

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HE’S ALIVE!

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Across refreshing waters pure, the sign remains in place, The glorious cross of Jesus, Christ, transcends both time and space, Instrument of execution, stained with blood, sweat and tears,               … Continue reading

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MY SHEPHERD, MY KING

This beautiful relief carving was installed in January, 2003 at Bay Pines Lutheran School, in Bay Pines, Florida.  A friend recently sent photos of it so I’m sharing it with a poem I wrote to go along with it. ART … Continue reading

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HOW MANY FEET HAVE YOU WASHED?

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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BEHOLD, A KING COMETH

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You are my Lord and King. Without you I am lost. My praise to you I bring, for paying the great cost. You died upon the cross to save a wretch … Continue reading

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A NEW MESSAGE

Jesus grew up with the traditions and teachings of the children of Israel. He made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem each year. He worshipped and studied intensively at the temple. His wisdom seemed to be growing daily and now that He … Continue reading

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WHAT, ME WORRY?

Many years ago, a now familiar character appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine. He was created by a versatile commercial artist named Norman Mingo. This man had worked for many years in the comic book industry. His name isn’t … Continue reading

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WAS IT WORTH THE COST?

A large crowd had gathered in the little town of Bethany. Only a few days earlier the man named Lazarus had been returned to life by the Rabbi, Jesus. Everyone was talking about it and wanted to see the man … Continue reading

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DID HE COME TOO LATE?

Mary and Martha were Lazarus’ sisters and all of them called Jesus their friend. He’d been a guest in their home. Mary couldn’t get enough of His words and Martha was more concerned that the house was in order and … Continue reading

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ARE WE THERE YET?

How many times have we heard that question?  Are we there yet? I recall many family vacations in which that phrase wore on my brain.  The constant gnawing of, “are we there yet,” was like the swingng pendulum from Edgar … Continue reading

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ZACCHAEUS WAS A WEE, LITTLE MAN

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho. He was also a descendant of Abraham. His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people. Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.” Matthew 8:14 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him – so much so, that He … Continue reading

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