Tag Archives: Salvation

LONGING FOR SUMMER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Thinking of warm summer days, I pulled these paintings out of the archives for your enjoyment. Another look at life on the river. Like ships in the night, we pass through this … Continue reading

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THE FIELDS ARE RIPE

His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn, still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all of his might, with … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU GIVING UP FOR LENT?

Lent is a period of penance and abstinence observed by many Christians. Lent is an homage to Jesus’ 40 days spent fasting in the desert in preparation for His earthly ministry.. The period of Lent usually begins on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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THREE LITTLE WORDS

For me Valentine’s Day is a nostalgic time when we focus on the love we have for others, the love of our life and a time beautiful cards with words of eternal love, meals, flowers and chocolate. Those outward signs … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – CONCLUSION

Socio-economic conditions, poverty, oppressive rulers, lack of spiritual leadership and corruption in the church, over taxation, trade – all these things played a part in what Jesus was becoming. As He watched His parents struggle, His siblings leave the nest … Continue reading

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A LIFE RESTORED

What happened to days of our untethered youth, When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the now that has grown? Our days filled with moments both carefree and … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE DEPTHS OF HELL

This painting is a recreation of a spot in Yellowstone National Park. Imagine what the first explorers and mountain men thought when they saw steam spewing out of the earth and putrid smells exuding from its depths. It must have … Continue reading

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HE SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME

One of the things I miss most about not attending church “in person” is singing with my fellow believers in Jesus. This time of year especially is usually filled with songs filled with joy and celebration for the birth of … Continue reading

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WINTER SNOW

White was my favorite color when I was just a child, It made me think of purity, of peace and love gone wild, The colors of the rainbow are included in white’s glow, Shades of blue, green, yellow and red infused within … Continue reading

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IS THERE ROOM FOR ME?

A frail man, not more than thirty, huddles in the corner of a dank freight car to keep himself warm.  He nibbles on the remnants of a discarded sandwich from the trash at the local burger shop.  To him, it’s a Christmas … Continue reading

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MORNING GLORY

I don’t know what each day will bring. My future is unknown, To God’s own Son my praises sing. He’s made my life His own, He’s taken on my sins. He took them to the cross, He died for me … Continue reading

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OH, COME, EMMANUEL

The world in pain and trouble lay, temptation all around, But in a lowly feeding trough. a Savior could be found, Born of a virgin, meek and mild and God’s own precious Son, He took on earthly flesh and blood, … Continue reading

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THE WONDER OF THE SEASON

This is the beginning of the holiday season. On December 10, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will start. The Christian season of Advent begins today. Both of these seasons involve light. The Menorah is lit, the Christmas lights decorate our … Continue reading

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KITCHEN CENTERPIECE

As I think back to times that warm my heart, I can’t help but remember the old cast iron stove that was the centerpiece of my grandparent’s kitchen. That huge conservator of heat kept the house warm – listened to … Continue reading

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AN EXTENDED WILDERNESS?

February 26, 2020 was the beginning of our walk through Lent – a trail that would traverse over a mountainous wasteland – a time to re-evaluate our lives and focus on what God has so richly blessed us with.  His … Continue reading

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THE OLD FEED MILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It stands like a sentry, so tall and so bold, It’s worn out by time and is now growing old, But still it stands faithful to those that it serves, Tradition from … Continue reading

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LAMB OF GOD

A lamb goes uncomplaining to its death.  The pure, free from blemish sacrifice would atone for the sins of man.  Today blood sacrifices are unnecessary because the true Lamb of God, Jesus, came to take our place – to be … Continue reading

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ZACCHAEUS WAS A WEE, LITTLE MAN

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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GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR LIFE

There’s so much meat in the New Testament for the new Christian, but lots of side dishes for the old one too. The Apostle, Paul was a man seeped in the Old Testament and the laws and traditions of the … Continue reading

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HE’S ALWAYS THERE

We go through life with goals that seem insurmountable, only to find we’ve already obtained them. We look at what our friends, neighbors or co-workers have and covetousness might fill our hearts. We sometimes desire that which is way beyond … Continue reading

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