Tag Archives: Reflections

SUN CATCHERS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The hot and humid sun has set, upon a field of gold, Within that field a wondrous sight, a magic to behold, The sky has dropped its golden rays, upon that open field, … Continue reading

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ALONE

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Gentle waves lap up against the base of this bastion, It seems to be going nowhere – stalled, Sun blazes down, Creating reflections of a past life, A life filled with good … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Last night the children of our Christian Day School, grades preschool -8 raised their sweet voices, sharing the most precious gift of the Christmas season – the birthday of the Savior.  Special lights in the gym glowed upon stars dangling … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

Some days life can seem pointless. We collect dust like the creatures living under our beds and remain stagnant. All we need is to get sucked in by the vacuum of the devil ‘s lies. We could, on the other … 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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I LOVE MY DOG GAGE

Our dog is a Llewellyn Setter going on seven years old. It took him more than six years to warm up to us. Perhaps it’s because of his British lineage that he’s a bit on the stuffy side. On the … Continue reading

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Fire

Crackling flames spit sparks onto the sides of a fire pit. Golden toasted marshmallows hang tightly to a green branch. The chill of winter invades your joints and consumes your breath. A fleecy blanket caresses your shoulders. You move closer. … Continue reading

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NOTE TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND OLD

  Yesterday I talked about how important it is for kids today to know they have value.  The same is true for us old fogeys.  I think we forget that somewhere in middle age, because we’re so busy building a … 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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MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

Her hands were gnarled and disfigured from years of arthritis – a hefty woman of less than five feet tall. Her swollen legs were encased in stretchy elastic bandages. Though her short body was bent and disabled, her mind was … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS

Light passes softly through boughs filled with lush foliage. It sifts through the dense leafy clusters and lays a kaleidoscope of intricate patterns on the dewy mass below. The glow bounces from one place to another and shimmers as it … Continue reading

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FLEETING SPRING

Was it only yesterday, I didn’t put the hose away? The winter months sailed swiftly by, but when they left I did not cry. The winters in the great Midwest are absolutely not the best. But finally the cold days past.  I yearned for … Continue reading

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LORD GIVE ME PATIENCE – RIGHT NOW!

I have always hated tests.  My friends always seemed to whiz through them in school, but I struggled – struggled the point of getting blinding migraine headaches and becoming physically sick.  When I took my driving exam, I remember gripping … Continue reading

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SHEPHERD OF MY HEART

In ancient times tending a flock of sheep was considered a necessary part of society.  Sheep were important for their milk, their fleece and their meat.  Being a shepherd was often delegated to the youngest male in a clan instead … Continue reading

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A WOMAN THAT FEARS THE LORD

Her children rise up and call her blessed;    her husband also, and he praises her:  Proverbs 31:28 My mother, like most, was an amazing woman.  She always saw the best in both of her children.  She was a beautiful woman and … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL BLESSED

As another week draws to a close, I find that I haven’t completed all the mundane tasks on my to-do list.  In fact I haven’t even written a to-do list.  It seems that something always gets in the way of … Continue reading

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WHAT, ME WORRY?

Some Many years ago a now familiar character appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine.   He was created by a versatile commercial artist named Norman Mingo.  This man had worked for many years in the comic book industry.  His name … Continue reading

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A COCKEYED OPTIMIST

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.”  Ralph … Continue reading

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PARENTING ISN’T FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

Having raised three children and watching them turn into responsible adults is really an accomplishment, but not one I can take credit for. Each generation has its own set of problems to deal with. Whether it’s a turn in sexual … Continue reading

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KING OF THE JEWS

The crowd made way for their promised Messiah, but did they even realize who He was?  Word of Him had been circulating.  He was preaching everywhere.  His words had authority.  He healed many.  He did amazing miracles.  He even brought … Continue reading

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