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SOME RAIN MUST FALL

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Most folks know I have a … Continue reading

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KEEP ON!

Did you know the Energizer Bunny was arrested?  He was charged with battery!  LOL.  Sorry, but I came across that joke when I was looking for an image for my Monday post.  My sister and I used to refer to … Continue reading

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IS NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF INVENTION?

I wonder how Thomas Edison would’ve felt, had he given up just at the brink of discovery.  I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell ever dreamed that his telephone would some day lead to instant communication to anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading

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PERSEVERE

We are living in terrifying times.  The possibilities of nuclear disaster has become a political chess game.  The rhetoric of our government and the lives of our citizens are being threatened by a health care plan that has turned into a … Continue reading

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

How many times have you heard this? My life stinks. I’m going nowhere. I’ve had this problem all my life; it will never go away. I just can’t find the energy anymore. I don’t think God loves me. I’m tired … Continue reading

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LEFT FOR DEAD

Last fall, my husband bought a beautiful hydrangea plant for the front of our new “old” house.  I was so ecstatic, because these are my favorite plants and it seemed the perfect spot for this bloom adorned bush.  Winter came … Continue reading

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YOU CAN DO IT!

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”  Charles Spurgeon We’ve been spending the week with our daughter and family in South Carolina.We’re here to celebrate our second son’s graduation from high school tomorrow.  Last night we attended a dinner to honor these 80 … Continue reading

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MY DAD’S MOM

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 8, 2014 BY ATIMETOSHARE.ME The second in a series about mothers who shaped my life. My paternal grandmother was a city lady.  She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen.  … Continue reading

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ON BEING A GRANDMA

  With Mother’s Day on the way I thought I’d repost a series I ran last year about special moms who have impacted my life.  This was originally posted May 7, 2016. My mother’s mom was the wife of a … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF US…

When you reach your seventies, it’s not uncommon to spend time in an ER.  A little over a year ago, my husband suffered a small stroke and tried to get help by dialing 911. His speech was impaired and 911 hung up on him three … Continue reading

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WRITING FUNNIES

Painfully true, even if it doesn’t come wrapped in a rock.  No wonder so many are self-publishing these days.

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WORTH THE WAIT

ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER© This painting is now living in the home of a good friend Waiting patiently to see what nature has in store for us in our new “old” house.  Since we moved in October, we only … Continue reading

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STUFF HAPPENS

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. I started writing a novel a few years ago.  Sometimes you have to put your writing away for a while and brood … Continue reading

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HOLD TIGHT

I love old Christmas movies. They stir up all kinds of wonderful feelings and memories. One special one that comes to mind is “A Christmas Story.” I think it really hits home because it takes place in the town where … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A WINNER?

I grew up and spent the early years of my adult life in Wisconsin, so I guess I’m a dyed in the wool Packer fan. That is unless the Minnesota Vikings happen to win.  I was around when Vince Lombardi … Continue reading

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PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sun can be unrelenting as it beats on your back, Placing shadows on canvas where they don’t actually belong, The sweat of your brow bleeds into your eyes, A clumsy … Continue reading

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GET OVER IT!

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning – not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually? There are days when I wonder if I’ll ever be able to accomplish a given task.  I fear I’ll never have the strength or energy I did … Continue reading

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RUN TO HIM

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means.  You’ve barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she’s forced to give you up in order to save you from persecution and death. Your life changes drastically as you’re adopted into a wealthy … Continue reading

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HEAR MY PRAYER

    Dear Lord, there is so much to pray for.  My world has strayed far from you.  The precious words you speak to us through your Holy Word have been corrupted.  Your people turn their backs on the only hope … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

   When you reach middle age, you’re considered in the prime of life.  You’ve climbed the ladder of success, reached the pinnacle of career and lifetime relationships.  You’ve vaulted the hurdles of education.  Things are looking good.  When I turned … Continue reading

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