Tag Archives: redemption

HE LEADETH ME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me in Your strong and mighty hand, You calm and gently guide when I so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me … Continue reading

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AM I A DOUBTING THOMAS?

I have a confession to make.  There are times when my faith is overtaken by doubt.  I know that kind of thinking shouldn’t come out of the mouth of a staunch Christian.  The truth is, doubt has been a weakness … Continue reading

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TWO TREES

Revelation 22:14 – Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the … Continue reading

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A ROYAL CROWN

A royal prince became a man and took on human flesh, His kingdom left behind so that our hearts would intermesh, It was a greater plan than any man could comprehend, Where He would shed His precious blood and death … Continue reading

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SPRING MELT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sheets of frozen shards begin to cut through the mountain, On its path, the ice turns into glistening, fresh, cool water, Crashing, Rolling over jagged rock, Bubbling and steaming, As it falls to still waters … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIME?

When I was a young child, I remember seeing this picture and wondering about this young man, Jesus.  He was only a child, but had so much wisdom and knowledge to share with the elders of the church and the … Continue reading

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MELTING HEARTS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Light in darkness – sweet redemption – all my sins he melts away, He brings life from deep depression – cradling in his arms each day, In darkest hours I make … Continue reading

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O TANNENBAUM

  POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© In the Garden of Eden You planted two trees, with fruit so divine and sweet. One was given for eating, the other not so, but temptation the soul did defeat. Man had fallen from grandeur to deepest … Continue reading

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RESTORED, RENEWED, REDEEMED

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This old houseboat was once full of life, but now it sits moored to the river’s edge.  It’s in need of paint, some refurbishing, but the bones remain and it can … Continue reading

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GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO BE

“The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep … Continue reading

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MELTING ICY HEARTS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Moon beams sift through pines on fallen snow. Light sufficient to find the way back home. A heavy load weighs on resistant ice below. Weight of the world upon that glistening dome. The … Continue reading

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ALL HALLOWS EVE

It’s Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with all sorts of little ghosts and goblins begging for candy.  Chances are they have no great need for the treats, but they love this tradition of dressing up and having … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGY – LOVE OR HATE

My husband, bless his heart, says he’s an 1800s guy floundering in a world of 21st century technology.  This morning was a perfect example of that as he tried to fill out information for an employment opportunity on his phone.  … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN UNLIKELY PLACES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A swampy mass of algae filled water, Crusted with swarming gnats and flies, Deemed a place to avoid, Yet within the muck and slime, A plethora of lily pads abounds, Reaching the … Continue reading

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JESUS, MY BROTHER

When we are in the throes of despair, When we think that all hope is gone, When our hearts feel empty and hopeless, That is when Jesus is the closest to us. He knows how we feel. He endured emotional … Continue reading

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TREES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the Garden of Eden You planted two trees, with fruit so divine and sweet. One was given for eating, the other not so, but temptation would soon defeat. Man had … Continue reading

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REDEMPTION

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He died that I could live. He suffered pain and loss, He gave all He could give, upon that rugged cross, But on that awesome day, so many years ago, He … Continue reading

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TRUTH

Aslan says, “though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know.  Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time.  But if she could have looked a little further back…she … Continue reading

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EASTER MEMORIES

I grew up in a time when Easter and Christmas were celebrated with days off of school, Easter bonnets, pretty new clothes, Easter egg hunts, lots of special food and going to church at 6 in the morning.  Some of … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JESUS

This is the final biography of the characters that appeared prior, during and after the death and resurrection of Jesus, Christ.  Those I’ve talked about over the past few weeks define who Jesus was and still is today.  His story is … Continue reading

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