Tag Archives: loss

INTO EACH LIFE . . .

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We are surrounded by various storms in life.  We may … Continue reading

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS GOOD GRIEF?

We know that grief is a very common emotion among us humans, yet when we’re experiencing it, there is nothing anyone can say or do to keep the tears from falling – the heart from longing – the mind from … Continue reading

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STAND TALL

“Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me.  Will you even put me in the wrong?  Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?  Have you an arm … Continue reading

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WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS

COVID has captured another of our friends and he is now in the presence of God.  As we try to make sense of the darkness of this disease, it’s hard to imagine how it affects so many of us.  Words … Continue reading

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HIGH NOON

We’ve taken to watching some of them there western movies at our place lately.  The typical story of the battle between good and evil always ending with god winning, is a nice refreshing change from the way of the world.  … Continue reading

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RELIEF

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A lush, heavy laden. damp, spring morning in South Carolina   The weight of grief upon this lovely town does lay, A life was taken from another yesterday, A man who gave … Continue reading

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WHAT DRAWS US TO TRAGEDY?

In 2011, the REELZ channel received four Emmy Awards for the mini-series, “The Kennedys.”  They are now following up with a two part showing of  “The Kennedys After Camelot.”  I was a young woman at the time of the Kennedy presidency and … Continue reading

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STALLED

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Gentle waves lap up against the base of this bastion, It seems to be going nowhere – stuck, Sun blazes down upon it, Rain beats against it, Cold and snow integrate into … Continue reading

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OUR TIME OF GRACE

When we take our first breath, we begin a time of grace. For nine months we’ve been safely tucked in our mom’s womb, protected by her body and sheltered from the ugliness of the world. When we emerge from the boundaries of … Continue reading

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THE STORM OF THE DECADE

Remnants of carved Jack-O-Lanterns hidden by a blanket of snow.  Little trick or treaters tucked into their beds as folks pushed shovels to stay ahead of the storm.  The blizzard of October 31, 1991 buried Minneapolis in more than 2 feet of fresh … Continue reading

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PAIN CAN BE GOOD

Anyone who experiences chronic pain will look at my title today and say, “Are you kidding me?”   All you want is relief, but pain is usually just a signal that something needs attention.  If your muscles are sore, you rest.  … Continue reading

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DOES BEING A CHRISTIAN GUARANTEE A PERFECT LIFE?

I have moments when I get depressed and anxious.  At times I ask God, why are certain things happening to me?  Why are there still problems, sickness, confusion, fears?   Why do I try to measure up to someone else – why must we … Continue reading

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WEAKNESS EQUALS STRENGTH?

  It doesn’t make sense to the logical mind that our weaknesses are an opportunity of any kind.  There is nothing good about feeling that you don’t measure up to what the world expects you to be.  Those feelings of … Continue reading

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THERE IS PEACE IN SUFFERING

We are entering tornado season in the Midwest and many lives have been completely changed in just a few moments. In other parts of the country, people are facing mudslides and quickly spreading wildfires. Our world has experienced tragedy beyond … Continue reading

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