Tag Archives: Joy

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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THE BEST GIFT EVER!

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The merriment of Christmas, brings smiles to everyone, but often we forget the joy of God’s own precious Son. The packages are opened.  The paper now is torn. The ribbons lay upon … 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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FRESH AS A DAISY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Filtered light kisses the petals, Morning mist embraces each leaf, Golden rays enliven, Breathing, Inspiring, Giving hope, Fear and anxiety, Drowned by the beauty, Bringing peace, Lifting up, We start anew, We gasp … 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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THERE IS NO SHAME IN CRYING

What will heaven will be like?  Will we all be sitting on white puffy clouds singing and playing golden harps?  When someone we love departs this world, it’s natural for us to wonder.  As Christians, we have the joy of … Continue reading

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WHO CAN …

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Who are we to think we can do what God does, He created everything, Forming, Shaping, Molding, Crafting, Designing, Each intricate pattern in that creation, Because of His love for us, … Continue reading

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PRESCRIPTION FOR JOY

Our world is too full of pain, trials, misunderstandings, hatred, fear and every other negative you can imagine.  So much energy is spent on tragedy that there’s barely any time for a good belly laugh.  When we get mired in … Continue reading

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DON’T TAKE AWAY MY JOY !

The Easter message has been preached.  There were lots of folks in church that usually only come for this one special time.  The music was fantastic, the words gave great inspiration and the closeness of church family radiated like sunbeams.  What a … Continue reading

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PINTEREST FAILS

OK, so the cupcakes didn’t turn out like the picture.  Your hair went straight in the humidity.  Perhaps the kids were all dressed perfectly for church and within two seconds, they were out in the mud looking for Easter eggs.  … Continue reading

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WEEP NO MORE

“Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon!” Charles Spurgeon … Continue reading

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IS IT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO LAUGH?

“While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of … Continue reading

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

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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WRINKLE IN TIME

Each day seems to etch a new line onto my face. With all the junk going on in the world it’s enough to make one look like a prune. I prefer to refer to my wrinkles as laugh lines, because … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – DAWN

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Psalm 30:5 “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” How many times have you … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – LAUGHTER

   Laughter can cause tears to roll down our cheeks.  If we laugh hard enough, tears can fall down our leg.  Wouldn’t it be great if tears could have the same profound effect on us?

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