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IS LIFE MEANINGLESS

Solomon gained much wisdom during his reign as king of Israel, but he often found life meaningless in the scheme of things.  He had it all – tried it all – felt enjoyment and pleasure from all of it, but … Continue reading

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SO, YOU’RE RETIRED?

I know I worked way too hard when I was in the actual work force. I had my own children’s theatre for ten years and was in charge of most of it. I had a few faithful parents who helped … Continue reading

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WHERE LIES YOUR TREASURE?

  Almost five years ago, we downsized our house of 24 years and an accumulation of over 50. We painstakingly waded through things that we considered eventual treasures and got rid of many of them. We moved into a renovated … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS NO HOLD ON ME

I don’t understand why God allows some of us to go on living for so many years while others are taken at an early age. It’s one of those mysteries that don’t make sense to me. I do know that … Continue reading

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A WONDERFUL LIFE

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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THE ARTIST PAINTS, BECAUSE HE MUST

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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CARRY ON

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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WINTER

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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CHRISTMAS ANGELS 

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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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

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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PURPOSEFUL

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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WE’RE NOT DEAD YET!

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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IF I ONLY HAD THE NERVE!

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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