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UNDER TONES

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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WAS IT WORTH THE COST?

A large crowd had gathered in the little town of Bethany. Only a few days earlier the man named Lazarus had been returned to life by the Rabbi, Jesus. Everyone was talking about it and wanted to see the man … Continue reading

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THE STORY CONTINUES

During the season of Advent, I attempted to fulfill a 24 day study of the book of Luke. There are 24 chapters in this telling of the greatest story ever told.  Unfortunately on the 22nd day, I became ill and … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES GOD SEE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within my reflection just what do I see? The confident woman I wish I could be, But deep down inside of my sin stricken soul, I still feel defeated and not totally … Continue reading

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MIRACULOUS BIRTH

How could it be that God would send His own Son in the flesh to save the world from the captivity of sin? How can it possibly be true that a little child, born in complete poverty, with no royal … Continue reading

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KATHYMARK CHRISTMAS STORIES

There has been a huge flurry of Hallmark Christmas movies playing on the network of the same name since July.  Talk about gearing up for the holiday in advance.  A few years ago, I chose to look at some of … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T HIDE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A road can lead to nowhere as we travel through this life, Our minds submit to evil, our hearts endure much strife, But when we follow Jesus, the road is always clear, … Continue reading

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DON’T RUN AWAY

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means. You’ve barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she’s forced to give you up in order to save you from persecution and death.Your life changes drastically as you’re … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

Last week my  writing journey took a brief hiatus.  I guess it all started the week before, when Minnesota was hit with one last (I hope) snow storm.   There I sat again, in a pile of snow and ice, struggling … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROL -PART III

“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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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – PART ONE

It seems that some of the world’s greatest literature includes a ghost or two.  In Shakespeare’s work, the protagonist is often confronted with ghosts.  Spirits are sometime seen as evil or forces from the devil.  Some might be portenders of future events.  … Continue reading

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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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