Tag Archives: repentance

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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SHROVE TUESDAY, FAT TUESDAY OR PANCAKE TUESDAY?

Well, I found out something new this morning. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday, because it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of repentance.  I had to know why pancakes were involved, since I’m not Catholic.  … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB

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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SEASON OF REPENTANCE

The season of Lent is almost here and yet do we know why we celebrate? Traditionally many think it’s a time for us to give something up – make a sacrifice for our wrongdoing.  Others look at it as the … Continue reading

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SIT DOWN, YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of directing a high school production of “Guys & Dolls.”  The story is about an itinerate gambler who makes anything into a bet.  He has been challenged to approach Sergeant Sarah Brown, from the … Continue reading

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FORGET ABOUT IT OR FUHGEDDABOUTIT

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” … Continue reading

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RIPPLE EFFECT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© From the icy mountain, Through crevices in the face of granite, Water flows to the Jordan River, Fresh, vibrant, clean, restorative, John, the teacher of repentance, Calls, Reaches, Touches souls, Cleansing … Continue reading

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GROVEL, GROVEL

Last year on this day, I wrote a post about groveling.  Today has been busy, with church this morning, searching for a house this afternoon and shopping for a week long musical theater camp with kids 5 to 13.  So … Continue reading

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