Tag Archives: Lent

BEHOLD, A KING COMETH

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & 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 a wretch … Continue reading

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THE OLD FEED MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It stands like a sentry, so tall and so bold, It’s worn out by time and is now growing old, But still it stands faithful to those that it serves, Tradition from … Continue reading

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THE PLOT THICKENS

The plot was well underway from the day they left Bethany until they reached Jerusalem. Mary heard murmurings of it within the crowds. Some thought Jesus was the Messiah, but there were those who couldn’t believe it. This was just … Continue reading

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A NEW MESSAGE

Jesus grew up with the traditions and teachings of the children of Israel. He made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem each year. He worshipped and studied intensively at the temple. His wisdom seemed to be growing daily and now that He … Continue reading

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WHAT, ME WORRY?

Many years ago, a now familiar character appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine. He was created by a versatile commercial artist named Norman Mingo. This man had worked for many years in the comic book industry. His name isn’t … Continue reading

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LAMB OF GOD

A lamb goes uncomplaining to its death.  The pure, free from blemish sacrifice would atone for the sins of man.  Today blood sacrifices are unnecessary because the true Lamb of God, Jesus, came to take our place – to be … Continue reading

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PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.” Matthew 8:14 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him – so much so, that He … Continue reading

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A FRIEND TO EVERYONE

Mary’s heart was amazed at what was happening during this three year period of her Son’s ministry.  She recalled how, as a child, Jesus was always a friend to everyone.  He was the “go to” guy when it came to … Continue reading

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HIS FOLLOWERS

As a mother, I know how important it is for our children to choose their friends carefully. The last thing we want is to have them get involved in something that we don’t agree with. Mary was like any mother, … Continue reading

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COMPOSURE

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   In a world of turmoil, rage, hatred, ugliness and insecurity, isn’t it nice to take a peek at the beauty of God’s creation? A graceful swan holds her head high, fluffs … Continue reading

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A MOTHER REMEMBERS

We women have a preponderance for remembering. We’re right on top, with birthdays and anniversaries. We usually don’t forget important appointments, even when we put them on the calendar. We remember our child’s first words, steps and accomplishments. We often … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKNESS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Through the darkness and the shadows, God is with me all the way, Even when the road is cluttered, with the cares of every day, When I’m lonely or downhearted, fears surround … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT COMPLICATED

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind. We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible. We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it … Continue reading

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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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