Tag Archives: New Life

NO PLACE TO HIDE

As a performer, I have had to assume many characters.  In so doing, I’m hiding my real identity behind a mask for a time and can be judged for the part I play rather than the person I really am.  … Continue reading

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BLACK & WHITE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the heart of the forest, what is it you see, The death of the brush and the loss of each tree, They die for a while, and are restored again, Spring pushes each bud, giving … Continue reading

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RE-PURPOSED

“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” Billy Crystal   I believe I’ve been given a second chance – again.  Each day is time to … Continue reading

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TIME PASSAGES

It seems we spend most of our lives in a hurry.  s We often race through life without really taking time to enjoy it. We’ve been in this quandary for so many years, it’s become habit.  Now we have the opportunity … Continue reading

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REMNANTS OF THE PAST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A rusted pail, a broken wheel within a vacant field, A house that once was filled with love, the hands of time has stilled, These remnants of those days gone by, where bounty once did … Continue reading

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EMPTY CLOTHS, FULL HEARTS

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 4/7/2015   John 20-6-7 “Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but … Continue reading

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TEARS

Originally posted in May, 2014 on atimetoshare.me A mixture of saline and water which appears during a specific episode. It can occur when a foreign object enters the area. It can be produced through irritation, emotion, a strong odor or … Continue reading

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A LIFE RESTORED

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© What happened to days of our untethered youth When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the life I have sown?   Our … Continue reading

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LABELS

   Originally posted on 1/5/15 No one likes being put into categories. I don’t want to be known as a bigot. Most folks don’t want to be known as selfish, narrow minded or unyielding. We cringe at being associated with … 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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KEEP ON TRUCKING

A story begins – we’re introduced to the characters – see their goals and failed attempts at reaching them – get involved in what happens next.  With the turn of each page, we see the mistakes they make, root for them to … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE DARKNESS

As we say goodbye to another year – to all the past sins, mistakes and blunders – take heart in the everlasting light that takes away every blot.  We have a clean slate because of that light – the one … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

Crimson stains the sand. People running, hiding, covering themselves and others, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war against those who … Continue reading

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ALL LIVES MATTER

There’s been division of races, ethnicity, social class, political views and even in our religious beliefs throughout history.  Looking back before our founding, the Native American was looked upon as a savage by the early explorers.  These foreigners may have said they were … Continue reading

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LET IT GROW!

May the Spirit continue to work In us. For once we have become baptized we become members of God’s family. Not only are we forgiven through this sacrament, but the Holy Spirit is now working within us – building our … Continue reading

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Where Did Spring Go?

Heavy droplets tumble to the ground in random spurts, They settle on receptive soil, thirsting for refreshment. Only a few weeks ago water seeped up from the earth And down from saturated clouds, Pushing new life forth in abundance. The … Continue reading

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THE MASTER GARDENER

You are the Master Gardener, you tend to all my needs, With water you refresh me.  With love you plant the seeds. You take away the grip of ugliness and sin, You’ve given me a second chance – a new life … Continue reading

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INCONCEIVABLE!!

One of the famous lines from “The Princess Bride,” consists of only one word – “Inconceivable!” It brings to mind that something which has just has occurred is beyond belief, surpassing all understanding or impossible. It must have been like … Continue reading

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Bring on Spring!

Wind spirits itself through the trees, while white flakes again fall delicately, whimsically, often laughing at us as they pass by our windows. We know it won’t last, but this final burst is almost too much to bear, when hopes … Continue reading

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THE WINTER THAT NEVER ENDS

  The sun sprinkles a handful of fairy dust upon clinging icicles. Each one hangs on for dear life hoping that tomorrow the thermometer allows them to dwindle a bit, but in reality that each day only adds to their … Continue reading

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