Tag Archives: repentance

I’M SORRY

There are times when the phrase, “I’m sorry” is just a phrase of empty insincere words. The words mean nothing, because they’re said out of obligation.  Being truly contrite means that we know we’ve done something wrong and feel guilt over … Continue reading

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

READ LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus was a great story teller.  His stories held His audience captive, because they could easily relate.  His audience consisted of every day people like you and me.  His critics were also among them.  These fellows were on … Continue reading

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SHE ROSE AND SERVED HIM

READ MATTHEW 8:14-15 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him.  So much so, that He often ate with Peter and his family.  Yes, Peter was a married man and still he … Continue reading

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FERVENT FOLLOWER

READ LUKE 8:1-2 Jesus had twelve whom He called Apostles, but there were many disciples.  Some of them were women – unusual for women of the time – unusual for men to have a following of women.  They could be … Continue reading

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PUT ALLELUIA AWAY FOR A WHILE

Last Sunday, during the children’s message, our pastor invited them to each take a piece of paper upon which was written the word ‘ALLELUIA.”  They were instructed to hold on to them until the end of the service when they … Continue reading

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I’M SO SORRY!

For I eat ashes like bread     and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger;     for you have taken me up and thrown me down.  My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. PSALM … Continue reading

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SECRETS & LIES

In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The … Continue reading

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THOSE DOGGONE WEEDS!

When we lived in our old house, I managed to create a garden of pretty epic proportions on a hill.  It wasn’t just a mound, but a real hill, that almost required mountain boots to climb.  That didn’t deter me.  … Continue reading

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LOVE UNCONDITIONAL

My dad’s brother could be compared to the prodigal son, which would make my dad, the brother who became jealous when the delinquent son was welcomed with open arms.  In my dad’s situation, there was no father to come home to.  … Continue reading

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UP A TREE

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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REACH FOR THE LIGHT

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is filled with darkness, the sky encased in clouds, The grip of sin enfolds you,  the weeds surround like shrouds, You feel like God has left you, and doesn’t hear your prayers, You question His existence when life … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Sin, Like a web of deception, That weaves within and out of our souls, A network of threads Intermingled with thoughts, Words, Deeds, Designed to deceive, To lead us away, To engulf … Continue reading

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SUPER HERO OR HUMAN BEING?

We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power.  As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot.  He had many occasions to take the life of King Saul, … Continue reading

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OLD RAGS

I’ve been sorting through crates of costumes that were packed away in our garage for the past year.  Before we moved, I didn’t realize I would have no further use for these things, so they were sealed up and made … Continue reading

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I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER

As I sit here in a sunbathed room, I can see the colors beginning to change.  Squirrels have been actively storing up black walnuts from the tree in our front yard.  They’re so busy, it makes me wonder if they … Continue reading

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AND THE RAINS CAME

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© READ GENESIS 9 FOR GOD’S COVENANT WITH NOAH The current devastation in Texas and the Gulf region has been said to be of historic proportions.  Never before has there been such destruction.  The … Continue reading

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IF WE REPENT …

Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things,     and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not … Continue reading

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AROUND AND AROUND

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When I feel alone and troubled, By the cares of this world, I turn to You, When I think I can no longer endure, The jabs and punches of life, I … Continue reading

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I GIVE UP?

Today thousands will be relinquishing their hold on something.  Some will give up a favorite food, social media or do something to help others.  Giving things up is good, but it isn’t going to get you one step closer to … Continue reading

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ABSOLUTION

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is filled with darkness, the sky is filled with clouds, The hold of sin entwines you,  the weeds encase like shrouds, But in that deepest sadness, one light remains unmoved, His arms reach out to … Continue reading

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