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ONCE OLD, NEW AGAIN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Even though this weekend promises to be one of the hottest in June, my artist husband, who does much of his art outdoors, will be painting at an artisans market at a renovated farmstead, several … Continue reading

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BATTERED & WORN

PLEIN AIR ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throne And look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone, Our pain is nothing next to His, … Continue reading

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ONCE LOST, NOW FOUND

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A town was once alive and bustling with activity, Abandoned, but still built on solid ground, We trudge through time with hearts held in captivity, Our walk in life may keep us earthly bound, But when … 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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RAISED TO NEW LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Pushing through the smallest spaces, reaching to the sky above, Drenched in sunshine and in splendor, nurtured by God’s own pure love, As blood flows through each dark vein, bringing life … Continue reading

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RENEWAL

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Root bound and parched, Replenished only by the restorative, Power of water, Each tendril pushing, Burrowing into the, Coolness of life sustainment, Lapping up, Refreshing, Renewing, Thirst quenching, Provision of God, Our … Continue reading

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CRYING OUT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER A ghostly darkness weaves its way through the forest of your mind, Creating shadows as it dispenses a feeling of hopelessness, The murkiness … Continue reading

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LESSONS LEARNED?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T.  & KATHY BOECHER© The tempestuous waters pushed up from the earth and gushed forth, The skies opened at the direction of God’s voice and poured upon a once rainless earth, Cutting a path of destruction – … Continue reading

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LIFE GIVING WATER

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Root bound and parched, replenished only by the restorative power of water, Each tendril pushing –  burrowing into the  coolness of life’s sustainment, Lapping up the refreshing, renewing, thirst quenching provision … Continue reading

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SOLID FOUNDATION

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.” John Muir I feel like … Continue reading

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PICKING UP THE PIECES

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A rusted pail, a broken wheel within a vacant field, A house that once was filled with love, the hands of time has stilled, These remnants of those days gone by, where bounty once … Continue reading

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© We often seek to hide from God – our sins are much to great, We tremble at the thought of Him, but He will simply wait, Until the darkness is … Continue reading

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SUNDROPS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© As rain fills the sky and large droplets invade the dark spaces of the earth, As moistures is sucked into waiting soil and refreshes as it brings life, As dreams of new growth … Continue reading

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WHAT DRAWS US TO TRAGEDY?

In 2011, the REELZ channel received four Emmy Awards for the mini-series, “The Kennedys.”  They are now following up with a two part showing of  “The Kennedys After Camelot.”  I was a young woman at the time of the Kennedy presidency and … 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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RE-PURPOSED

“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” Billy Crystal   I believe I’ve been given a second chance – again.  Each day is time to … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – DAWN

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Psalm 30:5 “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” How many times have you … Continue reading

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RESTORATION

There are some reality shows on TV that deal with restoring old things into their former state.  As you walk through a neighborhood of restored Victorian homes, it’s easy to imagine the kind of lives the residents lived.  You may have … Continue reading

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