Tag Archives: loss

IF WALLS COULD TALK

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A stately home with walls of brick – three chimneys reaching high, Now stands alone and boarded up – the flames of hope have died, There is no sign of life today, the … 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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WHO CAN …

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Who are we to think we can do what God does, He created everything, Forming, Shaping, Molding, Crafting, Designing, Each intricate pattern in that creation, Because of His love for us, … 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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WHEN TEARS FALL

My best friend is facing her final journey.  I’m writing this post with her permission, so that it may help others who are going through the same thing. Life is so fragile, so tentative, but really a time of grace … 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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NO VALENTINES?

Poor old Charlie Brown.  Every year it’s the same thing.  He addresses enough Valentines for everyone in his class and doesn’t receive one in return.  It has to be hard for a kid not to get even one Valentine. Think … Continue reading

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WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

Why do bad things happen to good people?  It’s a hard question to answer in a world that’s full of ugliness, hunger, pain, inhumanity,  brutal death or hardship.  It’s especially hard to answer for a Christian, because it’s assumed that … 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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TAKE UP THE CROSS

Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the via dolorosa included carrying the instrument 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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