Tag Archives: Salvation

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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THERE IS NO DOUBT

When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning, His body was restored and glorified.  Yet some scars of His suffering remained.  I’ve often wondered about that, but as is always the case, there was a reason for the remnants of … Continue reading

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THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Across refreshing waters pure, the sign remains in place, The glorious cross of Jesus, transcends both time and space, Instrument of execution, stained with blood, sweat and tears, The sign of His … Continue reading

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS

The story of the Passion of Christ wouldn’t be complete without the antagonist – that ever present cad who was on the scene at the beginning of the creation of the world – the one who attempted to take away God’s … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© His bruised and smitten body lay quiet in the grave, He gave His precious blood for me and all the world to save, There are no words to thank Him, to give love … Continue reading

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A NOT SO GREAT SHOWMAN

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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TOUCHED BY THE SON OF GOD

A little over a year ago, a friend of ours passed away.  We got a chance to get reacquainted for a short time before he died.  We had known this man from the first church we attended when we moved … Continue reading

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BURDENS CARRIED

Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the via dolorosa included carrying the instrument of … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIME?

When I was a young child, I remember seeing this picture and wondering about this young man, Jesus.  He was only a child, but had so much wisdom and knowledge to share with the elders of the church and the … Continue reading

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LOVE IS …

PROSE BY KATHY BOECHER© His love is like none we have ever experienced, His love is beauty beyond our wildest dreams, His love is precious, merciful, compassionate, His love is given freely without question, His love doesn’t look at our past mistakes, He … Continue reading

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DOES GOING TO CHURCH SAVE YOU?

Many thin they’re above reproach or no longer considered sinful if they simply attend church.  Many are also there because they feel safe from the world outside.  Some even use church as a place to compensate for the sins they commit … Continue reading

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