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MOTHER, DID YOU KNOW?

I’ve spent the last couple weeks getting well.  I’m on the road to recovery, but each time I get sick in these later years of life, I can’t help but think about my mother.  She was a remarkable woman, with … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIME?

When I was a young child, I remember seeing this picture and wondering about this young man, Jesus.  He was only a child, but had so much wisdom and knowledge to share with the elders of the church and the … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVES CHILDREN

Some of the things I worried about as a child seem insignificant now. Today children are faced with more serious issues than I ever dreamed of. The technological age has opened a whole new world for them and along with … Continue reading

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TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL

‘ I’m concerned for the examples our young children are being given today.  Sure, I can hear you saying – “Here we go again, more parenting advice from someone whose living in the past.”  That may be true, but I … Continue reading

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GRANDMA’S ARMS

I have fond memories of both my grandmothers.  In fact I can even remember my great grandmother and some of the things she impressed on me in my youth. Today, grandmas have changed quite a bit.  Most of them still work well into their … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS

  , Today, February 6th, is the birthday of one of four presidents who had birthdays in this month.  We celebrate all our presidents on the third Monday of February. Ronald Reagan was an unlikely choice for the high office he held … Continue reading

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I WAS A FUNNY MOM

My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which … Continue reading

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MIDWEEK AT THE GRANDPARENTS’

Mini-bird houses painted by our two daughters, granddaughter, oldest grandson and grandma and grandpa. This has been a delightful week in so many ways.  Not only are we celebrating our Savior’s birthday, but we’ve been enjoying a long awaited visit … Continue reading

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DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

© ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Stalactites of ice hang from barren branches, Frigid winds, encircle a forest of cedar, Tall sentries, guarding the enchantment of beauty, A place where dreams seem to be made, Yet are … Continue reading

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OUR CHRISTMAS ANGEL

45 years ago, I’d reached the end of my third pregnancy.  We were in the center of one of Wisconsin’s common snow storms.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before this little one would be born.  It took some time to wake my husband, … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

The beautiful woman in the photograph is my mom.  She would’ve been 96 this year, but is now celebrating with the angels in heaven.  She was my hero – a woman who loved to laugh – one who would do … Continue reading

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FUNNY MEMORIES

As I unpacked those treasured ornaments from the past 53 years of marriage, memories began to pour into my head.  There were the handmade pieces; the delicate globes decorated with the names of each in our family; the store bought … Continue reading

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VALUE OF ALL THINGS LIVING

When our first grandson was a child of three, he had a complete grasp on the value of life.  As I stomped on a pesky little ant as it scurried underfoot, he immediately called me out for taking the insect’s life.  Of course … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY ROAD TRIPS

When our family moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota, I had no idea what a project it would be to make those holiday trips back home.  We had a small car packed with a playpen for our toddler; our meager homemade … Continue reading

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD …

When I was a child, I would spend my summer vacations at my grandparent’s farm or visiting other relatives in Northern Wisconsin.  Every moment was filled with time well spent.  I can still picture the line of pine trees that … Continue reading

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WONDERLAND?

On this day in history, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, wrote in his diary, “Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas.”  This was on November 13, 1862 and Charles later became known as Lewis Carroll.  The story … Continue reading

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INNOCENCE REGAINED

When we look into the face of a baby, all we see is sweetness and innocence. The angelic countenance of a newborn could not possibly be imperfect in any way. As they grow into toddlers, we wonder who replaced our darling child … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN

I’ve been a child myself, so I know what it’s like.  I’ve raised three of them, with the help of God and my husband.  I’ve had the joy of watching my three grandchildren become wonderful young adults and followers of God.  … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD MOM?

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 5/1/14 Proverbs 31:26-27 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. When … Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD GUILT

The vision of a Jewish mother, holding every form of guilt over her child’s head, has become stereotypical.  Since Eve was the first woman, and obviously Jewish, let’s blame her.  I feel women are formed with guilty consciences and it … Continue reading

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