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THREE TREES

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Three trees stood firmly planted upon a mountain high, They served as guarding sentries and reached up to the sky, When time was ripe and days drew near, God needed every one, The one … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS & LOW

Drama queen that I’ve been almost my entire life, I’m familiar with the masks of comedy and tragedy. These two extremes rest on opposite sides of the emotional scale. We are made up of so much more than laughter and … Continue reading

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IT’S OVER – NOW WHAT?

All the time and preparation leading up to Christmas can lead to a full-blown bout of depression.  Today, all the hub bub of Christmas has come to a standstill.  There are still cookies in the freezer.  Presents have been opened snowmen … Continue reading

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COME, LET US ADORE HIM

Streets dusted with powdered sugar snow are empty now after the hustle and bustle within this tiny town.  Everyone empties the church after singing praises to the newborn King.  The lights dim as the final wishes of “Merry Christmas,” are … Continue reading

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LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, Your love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came and … Continue reading

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SING CHOIRS OF ANGELS

Can you imagine an entire army of angels, singing songs of praise to announce the birth of the Savior? Maybe if you did actually see such a miraculous sight, your friends and family might have you admitted for psychiatric evaluation. … Continue reading

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THE STAGE IS SET

The stage was set. All the promises of old were being fulfilled by God. The Messiah was here! His mother cradled the tiny infant in her loving arms as stepdad, Joseph looked over her shoulder. Shepherds wondered at the sight … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE IS NOT SHROUDED

The feeding trough shown in the image may or may not be accurate. The strips of cloth that swaddled the Baby Jesus were probably not left in that manger either. Most of what we imagine about that first Christmas has … Continue reading

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A LAMB WITHOUT DEFECT

For centuries before the Messiah’s birth, the perfect sacrifice presented before the God of Abraham was an innocent little lamb. This would be the payment brought before God to ransom mankind from the hold of sin, but it was a … Continue reading

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A CHILD IS BORN

A new life emerges. Air fills His little lungs. He lets out a big scream. His mother swaddles Him in strips of cloth already prepared for this journey. She snuggles Him tightly and kisses his curly head. This child entered … Continue reading

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WHY DO I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

The Advent and Christmas seasons are filled with miracles – unexpected, undeserved and often unbelievable.  What are we to do with these amazing events? I happen to believe that miracles happen every day and if we look for them, we’re … Continue reading

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IS IT A WONDERFUL LIFE?

One of my favorite traditions for the holiday season is to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  It’s a story of the impact each of us has on the world as we … Continue reading

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AN EMOTIONAL TIME OF YEAR

I didn’t realize there was really such a thing as a blue Christmas. Elvis touched hearts many years ago with a song about spending Christmas without the one he loved, but there actually is a day on the calendar set … Continue reading

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WHAT A WONDERFUL NAME IS JESUS . . .

The name of Jesus is just one of His many signatures. However, this is the name that the angel told Mary to name her future son, who had not yet been conceived in her. Hers was an unnatural conception. She … Continue reading

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GOD WITH US

GOD WITH US – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER You came to a world filled with darkness and sin, You loved us devoutly without and within, Your love conquered all through a child meek and small, Dear, God, Your Son came, and … Continue reading

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LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW – PART THREE

When I started writing this series on November 13, I had full intention of continuing to part three on the 15th. That was the day I had already scheduled to have my king-sized, one centimeter kidney stone blasted from as … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

There are going to be days when you don’t have much to smile about. Days when, if you do smile, people will wonder why you are. Those are the days when you need to smile the most. Getting over a … Continue reading

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CHANGE ISN’T ALWAYS EASY

As life goes forward, dwelling in the past gets further and further from our present-day reality. There is nothing we can do about what has happened prior to this time in our lives, except to learn from our mistakes and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY WISDOM FROM C.S. LEWIS

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IS YOUR LIFE MEANINGLESS?

Ecclesiastes 2:11 “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.” I find it interesting that time is … Continue reading

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