Tag Archives: Light of the world

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

  Sunlight trickles through slightly skeletal branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops,, Like a scattering of diamonds across the open expanse, As the sun rises to full height, it dispenses all its light and beauty for our pleasure, Each … Continue reading

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ALL FOGGED UP

The opaque murkiness of an impenetrable sky surrounds you. Your mind swirls with empty thoughts. You feel alone, lost, unapproachable, frightened. There is nothing but an enclosing haze that makes your mind swim. A somberness encumbers you – shrouds you, … Continue reading

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DISABLED BY OUR FEARS

The simplicity of Yoda’s words should be made into a plaque and hung in a conspicuous place in our homes. Fear has the ability to disable – to cripple – and crush us, if we let it. I’ve gotten hooked … Continue reading

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WHERE IS MY PEACE?

Where do you find contentment when all around seems lost, In city streets so dimly lit, at an expensive cost, In valleys green where water pours through rivers pure and clean, In the darkness of the soul within, is that were you … Continue reading

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“AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN UNTO YOU”

This has been quite a year – one most of us would happily like to see drift into oblivion. From the very beginning of 2020 our lives have been changed, turned upside down, depressed, confused, challenged and discouraged. Little lights … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE

I discovered a sweet Christmas movie last week which was released in 2013. Since it’s a Max Lucado production, I thought it worth the watch. This lovely tale of Christmas tradition, superstition, Advent and light intermingled with the struggles of … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, He takes our hand and leads, He washes all our … Continue reading

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CLEARING UP THE CLOUDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When days become diluted with the busyness of living, It messes with our vision, as if closing all the blinds, Our thoughts become polluted, our lives are unforgiving, Our heads become befuddled, and shadows fill our minds.   The … Continue reading

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LIGHTS UP

Oh the weather outside is frightful  . . . well, actually the temperatures are dropping and soon will be in the normal range for this time of year in Minnesota.  There’s some white stuff on the ground, but we were … Continue reading

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FRAGMENTED LIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Fractured shards of stained glass, pour from and emptying sky, Rain has finally arrived, wringing out the humidity of overloaded clouds, The stagnancy of pollution from distant fires, And the remnant of the … Continue reading

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BE A LIGHT IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 7/12/14 Edith Wharton was a  writer from the late 18th to the early 19h Century who came from a life of privilege.  One of her contemporaries was Theodore Roosevelt.  The fact that she came from a wealthy … Continue reading

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BITTER OR BETTER

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I was recently reminded that our attitude often needs an adjustment. The bitter things in life, Sadness, Illness, Loneliness, Trials Indifference, All lead to, Anger, Frustration, Fear, Emptiness, But when our hearts are … Continue reading

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ON FIRE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Clouds laced with a rim of gold, Woven with threads of red and purple, It bursts into a tapestry of majesty. As the sun ascends over distant mountains, A precious fabric, designed by the King of … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – DEATH

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© “The Valley of the Shadow of Death” Deep within the darkness of death, there lies a golden light leading the way to eternity.  Even though terror lies all around, that light continues to shine.  … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Last night the children of our Christian Day School, grades preschool -8 raised their sweet voices, sharing the most precious gift of the Christmas season – the birthday of the Savior.  Special lights in the gym glowed upon stars dangling … Continue reading

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BE LIGHT IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS

Edith Wharton was a  writer from the late 18th to the early 19h Century who came from a life of privilege.  One of her contemporaries was Theodore Roosevelt.  The fact that she came from a wealthy family and lacked for nothing … Continue reading

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