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SURVIVOR

ART & POETRY BY PAUL  & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done several years ago, shortly after a tornado tore through the city of Minneapolis.  An entire rookery was destroyed, except for one lone survivor. He sat majestically in his … Continue reading

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REBORN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done plein air, at the newly restored Erickson Farm in Isanti, MN.  A perfect place to create art, this house has been reborn to serve as an event center, … Continue reading

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RESTORATION

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The paint is peeling, windows cracked, a shutter hangs on tight, One lost the battle long ago, it lost its will to fight, The whitewashed fence could use some love, the grass needs … Continue reading

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HELP! I’M STUCK IN MY SHELL!!

I’ve always had issues with my self image.  I’m not sure what caused it, but it may have to do with a need to please everyone.  I now realize that giving up my own thoughts in favor of friendship is … Continue reading

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IF TREES COULD TALK

ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Trapped beneath the rugged surface, A protrusion of gnarly bark and battered limbs, Hidden within the depths of darkness, A face sullied by nature, Yet deeply entrenched with character, Wrinkled and … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

Last week my  writing journey took a brief hiatus.  I guess it all started the week before, when Minnesota was hit with one last (I hope) snow storm.   There I sat again, in a pile of snow and ice, struggling … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – PART ONE

It seems that some of the world’s greatest literature includes a ghost or two.  In Shakespeare’s work, the protagonist is often confronted with ghosts.  Spirits are sometime seen as evil or forces from the devil.  Some might be portenders of future events.  … Continue reading

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RESTORATION

ART & POETRY By PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The painting is of a barn on the Erickson Farmstead in Isanti, Minnesota.  The entire complex is in the process of restoration.  It’s already undergone a great deal of work and is being … Continue reading

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RENEW ME, LORD!

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© On the days when I feel useless, when I simply cannot move, When my heart is full of energy, but I can’t get in the groove, That’s the time I need my Savior, The … Continue reading

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ONCE OLD, NOW NEW

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, … Continue reading

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EARLY HARVEST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of tender care and nurturing, A life giving sustenance for those who taste of it, God’s gift to man is the fruit of the spirit, … Continue reading

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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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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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