Tag Archives: Joy

MAKE ROOM FOR LAUGHTER

It’s not easy to find humor in the events of today, but I think it’s mandatory. Laughter has always been good medicine. Even the Bible talks about how important it is for us. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is … Continue reading

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A DAY OF UNREST

It was the Sabbath day – a day dedicated to rest and meditation. Jesus’ body had been interred in the tomb of a rich man. Time would not allow for preparing the body for burial, because the Sabbath required no … Continue reading

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FOR UNTO US . . .

Isaiah 8:6-7  “For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of his government and of … Continue reading

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RING THOSE BELLS

When my husband was a young lad, he was responsible for ringing the church bells for Sunday service along with other special events as weddings and funerals.  His small frame grew big muscles as he tugged on the rope designed … Continue reading

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THE WHOLE STORY IS INCONCEIVABLE

I might be the only one who has made this comparison, but the entire Biblical Christmas story reminds me of the word Vizzini kept repeating over and over in “The Princess Bride.”  It is more than inconceivable, it’s unbelievable, miraculous … Continue reading

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I’M SO EXCITED!

June has always been a special month for me. I was born in June, so I’ll be turning 79 this year. My second grandson was also born in June and will graduate from college this year. In a little more … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THEIR LIFE?

Did you ever stop to wonder what might be going on in someone else’s head? They could be a complete stranger, but their actions are speaking volumes. For example, the lady at the deli counter, who apparently doesn’t like her … Continue reading

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SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS – PART ONE

It seems that some of the world’s greatest literature includes a ghost or two.  In Shakespeare’s work, the protagonist is often confronted with ghosts.  Spirits are sometime seen as evil or forces from the devil.  Some might be portenders of future events.  … Continue reading

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WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

A couple of weeks ago, when it was still in the 50s, our granddaughter came over and retrieved our Christmas decorations from the attic in our garage. Both of us have resigned ourselves to not do any ladder climbing now … Continue reading

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WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

It certainly would seem that this Thanksgiving doesn’t give us a lot to be thankful for. We’re basically going into lockdown again. We’re not being permitted to gather with our families and loved ones. We’re seeing an economy slowly dying … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY CHURCH

Three generations of our family eight years ago.  Taken at the front of our church in Minneapolis. The thought of not celebrating Easter in church is almost impossible for me to imagine, but this year will be a first for … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy of … Continue reading

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FAMILY FIX

This is my family – not a recent photo – but it remains the same today as it was two years ago when this picture was taken.  We were celebrating Christmas and all of us were together for the first … Continue reading

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THIS OLD HOUSE

 ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A solid base with bones still strong.  A place where love and peace belong, A fortress from the outside noise.  A buttress which retains our joys, The inner walls are cracked and dry.   Like … Continue reading

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LET THE MOUNTAINS SING OUT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Every crack and crevice can hear the angels sing, The rocks cry out with joy to hear the wondrous news they bring, The Son of God is born a child, He’s come … Continue reading

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PEACE ON EARTH

The world was a much smaller place than it is today, when Jesus was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem.  In fact a geographer named, Strabo had mapped out as much of it as he possibly could at the time.  There … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

Here’s a real throw back to another time and place.  This must’ve been about 42 years ago, judging by the hair on my husband’s head and face.  Mine was short and designed for ease of care with three little ones to … Continue reading

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STOP THE WORLD

About a year ago, I started posting cartoons pertaining to writers.  I did this as a means of taking my mind off of the negativity going on prior to our last election.  Laughter can be good medicine, but so often … Continue reading

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CHOICES

“We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, … Continue reading

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GETTING YOUR SMILE BACK

Today we continue our journey to S. Carolina and a long awaited visit with our children and in celebration of grandson #2s graduation.  We’ve had a great visit with my sis and her husband.  Got to take a wonderful tour … Continue reading

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