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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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GOD’S OWN SON

This week I’m featuring some of Paul’s wood sculptures. ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He didn’t come in glory on that first Christmas Day, His palace was a lowly place, His bed was made of hay, His … Continue reading

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I COULD NEVER DO THAT

They stood by Him for three years.  The One who called them was like none other they’d ever known.  Following Him left no question.  He was charismatic yet gentle.  His voice held confidence.  His mission seemed so important to them.  They … Continue reading

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I WON’T GROW UP

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we didn’t have to grow up – if we didn’t have to go to school – if we could do whatever we want without following the rules? In John Barrie’s, “Peter Pan” the author created a place … Continue reading

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AT THE DOOR

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all … Continue reading

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IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS

Our world is a sea of people.  I often wonder where I fit in, in that massive expanse.  Little old me, is like a speck on the radar.  Sure, there’s a heartbeat and blood flows through my veins, but it’s … 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 IS RISEN – NOW WHAT?

The alleluias have been sung to the point of raising the church roof. The sound of the timpani drum resonates in our hearts. Trumpets, harps, French horns and flutes add to the beauty of our worship.  The voices, the prayers, the … Continue reading

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IMPOSSIBLE? NOT WITH GOD!

Do you ever have days that you wish could just forget happened? Does your life look like it’s headed for the darkest, smelliest sewer?  Has your faith suffered because of it?  When things seem their worst, that’s the time to … Continue reading

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HOSANNA, TO OUR KING

ORIGINAL WOOD CARVING BY PAUL BOECHER & POETRY  BY 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 … Continue reading

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BURDENS CARRIED

Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the via dolorosa included carrying the instrument of … Continue reading

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UNDERCOVER FOLLOWER

A member of the ruling council of the Sanhedrin, he was well versed in the scriptures and believed in the God of his fathers.  He knew a Messiah was promised to save his people, but Jesus didn’t seem to be what … Continue reading

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