Tag Archives: Lent

BEHOLD THE CROSS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throne And look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone, Our pain is nothing next to His, our wounds … Continue reading

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ON CALVARY’S HOLY MOUNTAIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & 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, … Continue reading

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PREPARATION FOR EASTER

  Normally I feature a piece of Paul’s wonderful art each day, but today I’m displaying some of mine.  My talents lean in a slightly different direction, but my heart is in the right place.  These eggs are going to our … Continue reading

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QUIET CONTEMPLATION

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I had no gift to offer on the morning of His birth, my voice had no great songs to sing, The gifts I could give had no possible  worth? My words were not worthy to … Continue reading

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PUT ALLELUIA AWAY FOR A WHILE

Last Sunday, during the children’s message, our pastor invited them to each take a piece of paper upon which was written the word ‘ALLELUIA.”  They were instructed to hold on to them until the end of the service when they … Continue reading

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POLITICAL ACTIVIST

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem was now nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the temple … Continue reading

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REACH FOR THE LIGHT

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is filled with darkness, the sky encased in clouds, The grip of sin enfolds you,  the weeds surround like shrouds, You feel like God has left you, and doesn’t hear your prayers, You question His existence when life … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sin, Like a web of deception, That weaves within and out of our souls, A network of threads Intermingled with thoughts, Words, Deeds, Designed to deceive, To lead us away, To engulf … Continue reading

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EARS OPENED

There were those who left their jobs and families behind to follow Him.  They gave up everything to be a part of it.  Some of them became His inner circle of workers and would someday continue to share the words He … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A VOICE!

One of my goals as an acting coach, is to instill the ability of vocal projection.  Little voices seem to excel on the playground, when having a tantrum, in church (when they’re supposed to be still) and in countless other … Continue reading

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GIVING UP OR GIVING THANKS

The practice of giving something up for Lent is one of those practices that may seem outdated, but not if it’s done with the right attitude.  If we do it as a way of gaining our own salvation it’s wrong, but if done as a reminder … Continue reading

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the … Continue reading

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LOVE IS …

During this week, we celebrate love.  Every day should be filled with love and we shouldn’t just deem one day for that purpose.  There’s the romantic kind of love, friendship kind of love and the sacrificial kind of love that … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID

  Someone once stated that the phrase, “Do not be afraid,” is noted in the Bible 365 times – once for each day of the year.  Though this is a nice sentiment, it isn’t really true, but the point is, we … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE PHARISEES

    The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the laws … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – HEROD ANTIPAS

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS FROM THE PASSION – BLIND BARTIMAEUS

Blindness in Jesus’ lifetime was quite common.  Actually blindness was a contagious disease carried by flies and the only way to avoid catching it was to stay away from those afflicted with it.    The hot desert sun would close … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PILATE’S WIFE

She’s known  as Claudia Procula and had a bit part in the Passion Story.  She had a disturbing dream regarding the accused blasphemer and self-professed King of the Jews.  It was real enough in her mind to go to her husband and  plead for … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ANNAS

  At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

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