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THOU SHALT NOT KILL

THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT You shall not kill. When I learned this commandment at an young age I thought –  here’s one I can keep. A lot of folks think that way.  The average Joe doesn’t go around slaying people.  What … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

As dear friends are falling asleep in our heavenly Father’s arms – as those of us who remain, struggle with various physical ailments – as we age and become helpless where we used to be strong – as our worldly … Continue reading

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GIVING IN TO CLOSED CAPTIONING

  I am slowly losing my hearing.  With the high cost of hearing aids, I’ve been struggling along.  This disability can be a disadvantage to a happy marriage.  Having the television turned up so high forces the other partner into another room.  … Continue reading

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THE OLD FEED MILL

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

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TURN TO ME

Here is another view of the round barn that lives close to us.  Paul loves this barn because of its unique shape.  It’s been preserved as a sort of landmark in the midst of a residential area and close to … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

I feel like I’m on my final journey.  This thing which I love to do has begun to consume me.  As time swiftly flies beyond me – as my days grow shorter –  as the need to make money is … Continue reading

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A WONDERFUL LIFE

One of my favorite traditions for the holiday season is to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  It’s a story of the impact each of us has on the world as we … Continue reading

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LOONEY TOONS

  I remember Saturday mornings being a time of watching cartoons.  Occasionally, when there’s nothing on TV, I’ll tune in the Cartoon Network. In fact, on my wedding day, I spent the morning watching cartoons.   Maybe it was like saying … Continue reading

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WEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

The image I selected for this post is somewhat tongue in cheek.  I really believe that walking in another person’s shoes will enlighten you.  It will show you that you can do something you didn’t think you could do and … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP?

First of all, I am 76 years old and I admit that growing up isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. I believe the whole process is overrated.  When we’re five we can’t wait to be ten.  When we’re ten we … Continue reading

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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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