Tag Archives: Prose

BUILDING OUR FAITH

Faith is one of those words used to explain something that we can’t see. It’s putting our trust in something without having proof of its existence. But it’s so much more than that! To have faith, we must have confidence … Continue reading

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A MAN & HIS DOG

This is an older writing of mine, but it is one of my favorite memories of looking for the beauty in living.  Sometimes we can get so lost in the busyness of life, we fail to notice the lessons we can … Continue reading

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A MASK CAN’T HIDE YOU

   Is life just a moment when we pass through time – when our hopes and dreams lead to amazing adventures or fall by the wayside and get trampled deep into the ground? Are we placed here for a purpose, … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS

   Art by Paul Boecher© It was nothing more than the skeletal remains of a deserted old building.  The facade bore scars on its sun bleached boards. It had become pock marked by the bullets of hail. Remnants of a … Continue reading

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WINTER’S GRIP

Spent the morning at the clinic waiting to be told what I already knew. I have a sinus infection. So I’m a little late in getting a post done. This has been a much easier winter for us than last … Continue reading

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SNOW WHITE

I never thought of white as my favorite color. All shades of blue and green and some shades of red or brilliant yellow are more my choice. White is the color of milk and those fluffy cumulus clouds that float … Continue reading

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Minnesota White

The sky blankets us with a grey mask of clouds. The thermostat may not reach 20 today. Crystal shards line the street where a plow left its remains. The hardened, pressed snow crunches beneath your feet and your shoes collect … Continue reading

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

There are moments when my confidence wanes – when fear gets in the way of the things that need to be said or done – when trepidation steps on my backbone – when My tongue gets tied into knots and words … Continue reading

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End of Autumn

The once brilliant crimson and gilded leaves have all fallen. Only a few persistent “hanger-onners” cling to empty branches. The ominous grey clouds fill with crystals of ice and in no time the desolation will be covered with a blanket … Continue reading

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word painters

I sit here at my keyboard trying to create pictures with words. The time spent often seems wasteful and futile. I could be enjoying the genuine images- not just pixalized versions, but the genuine article. Maybe when the words run out, … Continue reading

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NEW CLOTHES

When we wrap our lives around the everyday, we often forget to look after ourselves. We cloak ourselves in the garment of “work and discipline.” When it’s finally served its usefulness, we’ve missed the things that really matter. When we … Continue reading

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MY GOD

Over the clear, pure waters of a natural spring – His hand is there. Within the pinnacles and crags of each mountain – His gentle whisper is heard. In the quiet of a desert – the turmoil of a sandstorm … Continue reading

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words

At first I took a pencil in my hand and etched words onto a lined tablet. Penmanship was still alive and cursive script soon covered linen pages. As time passed by, my fingers learned to fly across a manual typewriter. … Continue reading

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FOREVER YOUNG

Crystal clear water trickles from the melting snow above each drop uniting with others to create a great surging power. It bounces over boulders and rocks with intense energy, caressing each moment – with an all pervading  urgency on its quest for the … Continue reading

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City Sounds

 I listen to the sounds – the crashing of the large containers as they are transferred to waiting freight trains. The rat- a- tat of the nail gun as a new roof is installed. The gentle breeze wafting its way … Continue reading

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DAWN OF A NEW DAY

Amos 5:8 “He who made the Pleiades and Orion,    and turns deep darkness into the morning    and darkens the day into night,who calls for the waters of the sea    and pours them out on the surface of the earth,the Lord is his name.” … Continue reading

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GOD BE WITH ME

I go through life in search of human treasure, I seek to find the things that give the utmost pleasure. But when I’m faced with trouble, when my life bursts like a bubble, I turn to God to gain true profit without measure.   He … Continue reading

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Love Incomprehensible

I’ll never grow to comprehend the power of your love. You hold me fast. You treasure me. You guide me from above. There is no other love like yours. You fill my every need. You comfort and protect me. For … Continue reading

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Blindness

Wars are fought in distant lands and we feel nothing. We go about our daily activities without a thought about them. Our path through life is narrow. Our eyes are often shielded by blinders and we can see only what … Continue reading

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Weeds

A tangled snare begins quite small, but quickly grows either into a thing of beauty or takes advantage of other living things to sustain itself. Beneath the surface it worms it’s way through the fertile soil and takes hold of … Continue reading

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