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Once more into the fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know… Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…  The phrase, “Into the fray,” has meant to me – getting back into the game … Continue reading

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C. S. Lewis Wouldn’t it be nice if we never had to age – if we could remain children forever – if we never had to experience … Continue reading

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Just a little less than 3000 words to go.  Then it’s time to edit.  Spell check has been known to be my worst enemy, so I’m praying that each word is the right one.  As far as grammar and all … Continue reading

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READ MARK 10:46-52 Blindness in Jesus’ lifetime was quite common.  Actually blindness was a contagious disease carried by flies and the only way to avoid catching it was to stay away from those afflicted with it.    The hot desert … Continue reading

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My husband and I developed a habit since retiring.  We like to take one afternoon to drive into the country and enjoy the view.  Our dog also precisely when it’s time for the adventure to begin, since he comes along. … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© (An aging egret seeks shelter in the Reeds) As my old body tells me that it’s time to settle down, I wonder of the time that’s left to me. That even though my … Continue reading

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I’m currently working as stage manager for a children’s production of “Willie Wonka” and one of my favorite songs from the show is called “Think Positive.”  This whimsical story of honesty and integrity, along with positive thinking is a great … Continue reading

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For many children across the land, school has resumed.  Kids, now tanned by the summer sun will don their back to school clothes and prepare for another school year.  My granddaughter will embark on her first year of high school … Continue reading

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We often underestimate our own personal worth.  If we’re able to breathe and move, we have value.  If we wake up each day with a sense of purpose; if we take time to listen; if we lift others up with … Continue reading

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson In our travels this week, I’ve been able to release some of the sadness from behind.  I have found my … Continue reading

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You’ve undoubtedly heard of my father-in-law, Judah. He was the fourth son of Jacob.  His line would eventually produce the birth of David, the ancestor of the Messiah.  He was one of Joseph’s brothers.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him as well. Quite … Continue reading

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  It was a steamy summer night in the city of Rome.  The wind picked up, bringing some relief, but before the night was over a large portion of the city was engulfed in flames.  It started in the poorest part … Continue reading

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Walls are intended to keep something enclosed and safe.  They can also be used as a barricade against an enemy.  The muscles of the abdominal wall are designed to protect our internal organs. Walls separate one room from another creating … Continue reading

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