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One of my favorite traditions for the holiday season is to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  It’s a story of the impact each of us has on the world as we … Continue reading

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For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When I was a kid, I thought it … Continue reading

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WATERCOLOR SKETCH BY PAUL BOECHER© “I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.”  Michelangelo When you have a … 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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According to King Solomon and many other notables, we hear that there is a time for everything in this world – a time to be born – a time to die.  What about all the years in between? How about the … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Reflections of a monochromatic scene, Dipped in a wash of azure blue, A magical fantasy, Enriched with mystical elements, Still some semblance of reality, Life can be the same some days, Boring, without color or … Continue reading

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Isn’t it great to know that God has sent His own angels to protect us each day? I have spoken about my angels and the shape they must be in by now. I have given all of them a run … Continue reading

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God’s timing is certainly not the same as ours.  Our every day is pigeon holed into to-do lists, work, appointments, vacation time, workouts, meals and other activities.   We  like things to be organized and well planned – but we often forget that … Continue reading

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Original art by Paul T. Boecher – The Old Mill© The old flour mill stands beside the rolling Mississippi River, An icon, once thriving, once useful – a place where industry grew a small town into a great city, Now inoperative, … Continue reading

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It may seem that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I … Continue reading

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We have been working with a group of youngsters all week, introducing them to the arts of music, art and drama. They have been immersed in activities which stretch their imagination; things they thought they could never do; and they’ve … Continue reading

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