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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

The number of excuses for not attending church is unending: Everyone acts one way in the church and another every other day of the week. I’ve got a meal to prepare. I don’t have time. Church makes me feel uncomfortable … Continue reading

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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

We sometimes form our ideas about attending church out of habit, need or willingness.  When we gather or assemble we are doing more than that.  We have been invited to confess our sins, to receive absolution and forgiveness, to give … Continue reading

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NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

I measured in at five feet tall, during may last medical exam.  I’m short.  I’m also a sinner, just like the little man that couldn’t wait to see the Messiah.  Like all sinners, waiting to get a look at the … Continue reading

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COME UNTO THE LORD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When the week has come an end, We set time aside to worship God, He has given us the blessings of this life, He has brought us through peril, depression, fear and temptation, Because … Continue reading

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CONTAINED

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What are your thoughts when you see a trail of trains cars, unmoved, contained?  Is someone living in there?  Is there any hope in a place like that? When we lived in … Continue reading

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SATURDAY MOVIE ADVENTURES

I grew up in the 50s and spent almost every Saturday at the local movie theater, absorbing every kind of movie magic I could.  We’d spend less than a dollar for a whole day of entertainment and get a box … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© How can I thank you, Lord, for all you’ve done for me? Your perfect love surrounds me and sets my spirit free. You’ve taken all my sins away. You cleanse my … Continue reading

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SING TO THE LORD

I spent weeks at my grandparents’ farm in the summer and am reminded of the crackling sound of the radio whining out some of those ancient spiritual songs of woe. I guess you could call them the blues of the country. Grandma … Continue reading

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LET ALLELUIAS RING

For the entire season, we have eliminated the “alleluias” from our liturgy.  A time of contemplation and repentance is reserved for inward thinking and learning to walk closer with our Savior.  Through the past days, we’ve witness, through His teachings, … Continue reading

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PRAISE HIM

God is the Creator of all of things and certainly isn’t in need of our praise, but because of His great love for us, He definitely deserves our gratitude.  Hosanna on the highest.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What are your thoughts when you see a trail of trains cars, unmoved, contained?  Is someone living in there?  Is there any hope in a place like that? When we lived in … Continue reading

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INTO THE WOODS

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole … Continue reading

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PRAISE GOD

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

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PRAISE THE LORD!

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This planet Earth was set apart from all other constellations in the sky, God divided the waters and made the creatures that walk on land and sea, His finger is in every part … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW OF DEATH

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, He takes our … Continue reading

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REJOICE AND BE GLAD

Today is the Lord’s day.  Let us rejoice and be glad in the beauty of it, seizing every opportunity to praise our heavenly Father for His many gifts, His love for us and our salvation through Jesus, Christ.  May the … Continue reading

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REJOICE!

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SING YOUR PRAISE TO THE LORD!

Sing your praise to the Lord Come on everybody Stand up and sing one more hallelujah Give your praise to the Lord I can never tell you Just how much good that it’s Gonna do you just to Sing anew … Continue reading

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SING PRAISE TO THE LORD

Psalm 150:6   “Let everything that has life and breath praise the Lord!”         Our worship sometimes take a vacation along with us in the summer. We get so wrapped up in the concept of rest during … Continue reading

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Rejoice in your gifts!

Every time my little group of young, aspiring actors complete a show, it makes my heart swell with pride. Not only because of their hard work and accomplishment, but the fact that they have discovered something within themselves that they … Continue reading

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