Tag Archives: Peace

FACE TO FACE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When we are sad, when our hearts are breaking, We need to be wrapped in the protection of God’s holy wings, Each pinion gently lays over us – cuddling and nurturing, The softness and strength are … Continue reading

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THE PROMISED LAND

In April of 1968, I had two toddlers, was a stay at home mom, and was living in small town Wisconsin.  We were far away from the riots  raging in Milwaukee in the sixties, but were well aware of them.  … Continue reading

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LIFE SPANS

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY KATHY BOECHER© The miracle of birth, Pushing its way through to life, For a brief time that life glimmers and shines, But all too soon it is snuffed out, Like a once brilliant bloom, it withers, It … 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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PEACE CAME TO EARTH

We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of … Continue reading

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THE BEST GIFT EVER!

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The merriment of Christmas, brings smiles to everyone, but often we forget the joy of God’s own precious Son. The packages are opened.  The paper now is torn. The ribbons lay upon … Continue reading

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PEACE ON EARTH

The world was a much smaller place than it is today, when Jesus was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem.  In fact a geographer named, Strabo had mapped out as much of it as he possibly could at the time.  There … Continue reading

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THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a time?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but at this time of the year we all need to slow down and take a … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

Here’s a real throw back to another time and place.  This must’ve been about 42 years ago, judging by the hair on my husband’s head and face.  Mine was short and designed for ease of care with three little ones to … Continue reading

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PINTEREST PERFECT?

You’ve hung the holiday lights and your yard resembles a Currier & Ives painting.  The entrance to your home is filled with wonderful scents of the Christmas season.  Cookies, pies and special cakes are laid out upon a white table cloth, with … Continue reading

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CHAOS, CONFUSION AND CHRISTMAS – OH MY!

This morning as I sit down to write my daily blog, my head is swimming with things I want to talk about.  I woke to the numbing grind of the morning news and 90 percent of it had to do … Continue reading

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WINTER’S GLORY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A clump of stately birch trees, Caressing the frigid landscape, Creating a barrier from the elements, A hiding place for those who need shelter, A place to bask in winter’s glory, Reaching to … Continue reading

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RETREAT

    ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©, Weary of the noise of media attention, Exhausted by the often untrue claims, Troubled hearts desire greater intervention, Longing for refreshment from the flames, Looking up is what we need for our … Continue reading

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CALMING THE STORM

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Times of turmoil and confusion, peace may seem aloof or gone, Yet the Lord of all creation,  stills the waters and the storm, His hand will calm the rumbling seas, … Continue reading

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SHADOWS OF TIME

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The shadows of time have crept slowly and insidiously into this old vessel, Sometimes in dreams I see mansions filled with treasures and beauty beyond belief, Streets lined with gold and abundance … Continue reading

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HE LEADETH ME

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Slowly crossing the sands of time –  into a pasture green sublime. I’ll rest my feet and wet my lips, with waters clear and cold that grips. Through danger I will walk … Continue reading

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WHEN DREAMS DELIGHT

“In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but … Continue reading

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CARVE A PUMPKIN

Some days are simply do nothing days, but enjoy the season and the people you’re with.  This week is teachers’ convention time in Minnesota, so for the past couple days, we’ve been doing just that. Yesterday our adventure took us … Continue reading

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NO MORE TEARS

Another funeral – another of our friends laid to his final rest – a time of sadness – a release from the desperation of fighting for life – for the Christian, a time of great joy. As my life seems … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Today is September 23, 2017 – a day that should be the ending of all the strife in the world, all the evil, all the pain, every last person and the elimination of planet Earth.  So say the astronomers.  Their reasoning … Continue reading

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