Tag Archives: Salvation

ALELLUIA, HE IS RISEN!

The cross becomes a distant memory. Was it worth it? There was no greater sacrifice. Our holy God took on human flesh, lived a perfect life, was hailed by many and scorned by more. He took our place and carried … Continue reading

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ON CALVARY’S HOLY MOUNTAIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Three trees stood firmly planted upon a mountain high, They served as guarding sentries and reached up to the sky, When time was ripe and days drew near, God needed every one, … 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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LIVING WATER

Read John 4:1-30 It had been a tiring day.  Jesus was thirsty and as His disciples went to town to get food, he sat by the well.  A woman from Samaria came to draw water.  She was alone.  Usually women … Continue reading

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AGING ENLIGHTENED

The Age of Enlightenment was a time in history between 1700-1800.  It was a time when the world was changing drastically.  Some considered it a time of enlightenment and philosophy.  In our own nation, big changes were occurring.  Immigrants in … Continue reading

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CITY AT NIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A pale glimmer of mauve glistens over the city as the sun descends into night, Leaving a path of darkened shadows and sparkling diamonds in its wake, Reflections cover a cobblestone street, … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT NINE – CONCLUSION

When I started this series, I was doing so from the point of view of an actor developing a character. In order to bring a character to life, we need to know their history, their lineage, their lifestyle, friends, personality … Continue reading

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THE SIMPLE TRUTH

The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind.  We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible.  We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it than just a childlike faith, but the truth … Continue reading

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WHAT IFS …

  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could take one minute, one second to … Continue reading

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WORTH THE WAIT

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 He was just an ordinary little boy, with … Continue reading

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WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Elizabeth was no spring chicken. In fact she was well beyond menopause and her prayer for a child had never been answered – a stigma for women of her time. She probably had given up.  When given the news that she would bear … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – PART II

The second ghost to appear to Scrooge, is the Ghost of Christmas Present.  He’s dressed in green, fur lined robes and a candle lit crown of holly and ivy rests on his head.  His purpose is to further point out the … Continue reading

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CRUSHED ICE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© That which once streamed freely from the mountains, Crashing endlessly over pebbles and rocks, Catching a glimmer of sunlight, Feeling the warmth as it winds through nooks and crannies, Until it reaches … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS GAINED UNDER THE SON

I find it interesting that time is supposed to move us ahead, but it really doesn’t? In reality, time just repeats itself and history sometimes returns to haunt us. It seems that we go in circles and continue to make … Continue reading

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CACOPHANY

The clamor and noise of the world, Beating against the minds of those who have heard enough, Pounding into the inner questioning of every thing, And every body, Questioning, badgering, accusations, allegations, Truth or untruth, Disharmony, dissonance, harshness to the … Continue reading

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EXPECT MIRACLES

As we push through life we can see miracles occurring all around us. They might happen at the right time – they’re answered prayers – they encourage us to go on – they give us something to look forward to.  The greatest miracle … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE BRANCHES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Clumps of luscious fruit abounding, sweetness surging through each orb, Gaining life from vines astounding, sending lifeblood to absorb, Grounded in strong roots from heaven, ripened by the morning sun, Pure refreshment from God … Continue reading

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IN HIS MERCY, HE HEARD MY PRAYER

On a rainy day, we tend to become melancholy or sad.  All we need to do is turn to God in prayer.  In His mercy He will hear your voice and He will act on your requests. It’s already been done. … Continue reading

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SIN

I read an article yesterday pertaining to words Christians use, which most folks don’t understand – words like sanctification, justification, redemption and little words like behold, blessings and sin.  These words apparently aren’t on the minds of those in the … Continue reading

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INNER BEAUTY

The world is obsessed with beauty.  Billions of dollars are spent each day on makeup, youth restoring creams, cosmetic surgery, diet plans, working out, botox and cool sculpting.  They pump fluids into their wrinkles and suck fat out of unwanted … Continue reading

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