Tag Archives: New Life

CRUSHED, BUT NOT DEAD

ORIGINALLY POSTED 11/06/2017 Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to … Continue reading

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A SUMMER PLACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill.  The light touches the edges of trees and buildings in the distance, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE AFRAID!

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When it seems that all is gone and the days stretch on too long, There is hope and consolation in God’s perfect preservation, He provides for every need, even when there’s … Continue reading

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TAKING FLIGHT

ORIGINAL 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 … Continue reading

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CAPTIVE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the confines of an icy realm, The waters deep have turned to frozen glass, Dark shards of broken, shattered dreams, Entwine around this once enlivened shell, It cannot free itself nor … Continue reading

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BROKEN, BUT NOT DEAD YET!

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A sputtering, rusted, old, decrepit vehicle sits outside a broken down edifice, Bother of them have seen better days, Some days I feel like this, My engine chugs along, performing well … Continue reading

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THE ROUND BARN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the city limits stands a relic from the past, It used to hold some animals, but those days are long passed, Today it holds many treasures, of times from long ago, Their memory … Continue reading

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DADDY

Neither of us was prepared for the birth of our first child.  I think it takes a long time to fit into the title of parent and usually through years of challenges and exciting adventures.  Who would’ve known the woman … Continue reading

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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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A BEAUTY OR A BEAST?

“Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. … Continue reading

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MAY DAY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A haze entrenched sky, Sprinkles a minute amount of light, Upon the mighty river’s edge, Capturing reflections, Dispensing shadows, Displaying an array of natural color, The houseboat has been idle for months, Frozen in … Continue reading

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LET ALLELUIAS RING

For the entire season, we have eliminated the “alleluias” from our liturgy.  A time of contemplation and repentance is reserved for inward thinking and learning to walk closer with our Savior.  Through the past days, we’ve witness, through His teachings, … Continue reading

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THINKING SPRING

ORIGINAL ART AND INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER© The sun trickles through somewhat bare branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops and a fantastic diamond like glow, It rises to full height and dispenses all its light and beauty for all to … Continue reading

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COME ON, SPRING!

Spring is having a hard time emerging in our part of the country, but there are signs that it won’t be much longer. Buds are ready to pop on the trees and little tulips and crocuses are peeking through the … Continue reading

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NEW LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The dark days of winter have finally passed, a new day awakes with the sun, The earth now gives way to the greening of grass, the squirrels are all on the run, A robin is perched on a … Continue reading

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EAGLE’S NEST

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Nestled in a grove of trees, just beyond the road, A mother sits as dad descends to fetch a bit of food, The mammoth nest will soon give rest to hungry baby … Continue reading

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LIFELESS – LIFE FILLED

ORIGINAL 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 … Continue reading

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THE FARM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER In the weeds and trenches, In the darkest holes, Perched within the clenches, Of yearned for days of old, This bird of many colors, Stands guard along the gate, As colors bloom … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Droplets blend together from remnants of ice and mountain snow, Trickling over rocky crevices, dancing together in a timeless waltz, Soon they meld into a … Continue reading

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MY LIFE – THE SEQUEL

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”  T.S. Eliot Several years ago I wrote an autobiography called, “Stages – a Memoir.”  The book was written mainly for my family as a record of my … Continue reading

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