Tag Archives: Religion

NEVER GIVE UP

We all experience our own hell as we walk through life.  Some days are worse than others – some are completely free of it – while others seem to hold absolutely no relief.  Winston Churchill spoke these words when in … Continue reading

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THE MASTER’S PLAN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Carved from depths of hardened granite, Pushing forth with force unknown, Placed upon this glorious planet, By the Hand of God alone, Through His skill and engineering, His design fits every … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to … Continue reading

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LITTLE SINS

Dawn Jones at INSPIRATION with an ATTITUDE had an interesting post today about tolerance.  It got me to thinking how the devil works and what he’s done slowly sifting through humanity with his minions.  His ideology would seem to be spreading … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God.  I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so.   It wasn’t brainwashed into me.  I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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THE SILENT GENERATION

I am part of the “Silent Generation” or more commonly known as a Traditionalist. We all have our pluses and minuses, but many of us old timers seem to think that the Newbies are on the road to destruction. I … Continue reading

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STILL WATERS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Though fears assail and haunt me, my Jesus will be there, He knows my every weakness, He feels my every care, Through valleys dark He leads me, He’s always at my … Continue reading

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CARVED IN STONE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© One of Paul’s favorite spots to pain – Yellowstone Falls – This is another new one. Raging ice turns into water, Crashing, Rolling over jagged rock, Bubbling and steaming, As it falls … Continue reading

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WERE YOU THERE?

Were you there when the universe was formed, Did you watch as God crushed through solid rock, And made majestic mountains, Did you hear the sound of His breath, As He filled the sea with fish, Did you see His … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KIDS?

Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today Kids, who can understand anything they say? Kids, they are disobedient, disrespectful oafs Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy, loafers And while we’re on the subject Kids, you can talk and talk … Continue reading

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WINTER

  The sun sprinkles a handful of fairy dust upon clinging icicles. Each one hangs on for dear life hoping that tomorrow the thermometer allows them to dwindle a bit, but in reality that each day only adds to their … Continue reading

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A MOTHER AFFECTED BY THE PRAYERS OF HER HUSBAND

My name is Hephzibah, which means “my delight is in her.”  This same name would be assigned to Zion by the prophet, Isaiah. My husband, Hezekiah, was a great king in the line of Judah.  He was a very just man, … Continue reading

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ANGEL OF THE LORD

Another one from last year.  Originally posted 12/15 If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children –  the worst kids in town.  The only … Continue reading

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SCROOGED

I always thought that “A Christmas Carol” was just another of those dark Dickens stories filled with hopeless characters. I now see it as a story of a man’s redemption. I think if each of us were allowed to travel … Continue reading

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CITY OF LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© City of Babylon painted as part of a set for the musical play “SUCH A TIME AS THIS”, the story of Esther A mysterious land offset by magnificent domed buildings, Coursing through … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Americans will soon sit down to a sumptuous dinner and feast on foods served only on special occasions.  As we fill our tummies with goodies, let’s try to focus on those who don’t have such bounty. Maybe you are faced … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL I BE TODAY?

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream,” C.S. Lewis Life carries us through ups and downs and turns us inside out sometimes.  We think we have it all figured out and suddenly realize we don’t … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, … Continue reading

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NO FEAR

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER 1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because … Continue reading

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EDIFICE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A strong, imposing building stands firmly on the ground, Composed of brick and mortar, protected all around, A canopy of trees provides a strong yet gentle bastion, Though crafted well and made to last, … Continue reading

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