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SENSES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   Listen to the sounds – the crashing of the box car containers, As they transfer to waiting freight trains, The rat- a- tat of a nail gun, Attaching a new roof or constructing a … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II, 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo When you turn sixty, you’re entering the golden years of life.  That’s what they tell you – who are they … Continue reading

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LOVE RE-TOLD

In Nicholas Sparks’ book, “The Notebook,” a poignant love story unfolds.  It’s the same type of story that filled our hearts with tears when the movie, “Love Story,” came on the screen.  Both of these tales, fill us with a mixture … Continue reading

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OPTIMISM?

The chill of winter won’t let go, We’re buried in a mound of snow, Our dreams of spring are just a mist, The grass must wait to be sun kissed, Within the soil the creatures squirm, A fog, a toad a … Continue reading

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WISDOM, YOUR NAME IS JESUS

  Mark Twain once said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much … Continue reading

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RENEWAL

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Root bound and parched, Replenished only by the restorative, Power of water, Each tendril pushing, Burrowing into the, Coolness of life sustainment, Lapping up, Refreshing, Renewing, Thirst quenching, Provision of God, Our … Continue reading

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LIFE REMAINS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will be … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY ROAD TRIPS

When our family moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota, I had no idea what a project it would be to make those holiday trips back home.  We had a small car packed with a playpen for our toddler; our meager homemade … Continue reading

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LIFE GIVING WATER

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Root bound and parched, replenished only by the restorative power of water, Each tendril pushing –  burrowing into the  coolness of life’s sustainment, Lapping up the refreshing, renewing, thirst quenching provision … Continue reading

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TIME PASSAGES

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The vitality of an extended summer, leads to the reality of winter’s coming, Waters take on a different cast as the chilled air reaches from the abyss below, Magnificent sunrises and … Continue reading

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A WRETCH LIKE ME

To say the least, Job had to go through hell in order to find heaven.  He was consistent in his faith, but he had his moments –  just as we would under less circumstances. We worry and fret over things … Continue reading

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I WON’T GROW UP!

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C. S. Lewis Like Peter Pan, I’ve often thought of myself as the proverbial child.  The thought of growing old was never appealing. Doing childish things wasn’t … Continue reading

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”  John … Continue reading

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MUTED

Colors subdued, perfunctory, underwhelmed, Yet in the palette of unimportant hues, We are held captive to the beauty, Our lives can be ordinary, uneventful, mundane, But still the array of light, shadows, darkness and aloneness, We can be held captive … Continue reading

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LIFE IN A FUNERAL HOME

I would love to be able to include a photograph of the house where my husband spent his growing up years.  It was a typical house of seven gables – a mansion of sorts – within a decaying neighborhood.  During … Continue reading

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ALONE

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Gentle waves lap up against the base of this bastion, It seems to be going nowhere – stalled, Sun blazes down, Creating reflections of a past life, A life filled with good … Continue reading

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L’CHAIM

Today I’m blessed to have survived 75 years of life.  As many of you know, I am at an age where many of my friends are already in heaven or are facing the near possibility.  For some reason, God has … Continue reading

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PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

I’m married to an artist.  He often has to search for a pair of pants that hasn’t been tainted with oil or acrylic paints.  Sometimes shirts are as difficult to selvedge.  Still, I’m particularly fond of this artist. When he was set … Continue reading

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FAILURE FACE

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Charlie Brown.  He is the ultimate failure – according to Lucy, who of course knows everything.  The reason I like Charlie so much is that he reminds me of me.  … Continue reading

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WHAT’S LIES AHEAD?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The art I’m showing today was an integral part of the play, “Alice In Wonderland” which my children’s theater performed a couple years ago. The set was created by my talented husband … Continue reading

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