Tag Archives: Sin

THOSE DOGGONE WEEDS!

When we lived in our old house, I managed to create a garden of pretty epic proportions on a hill.  It wasn’t just a mound, but a real hill, that almost required mountain boots to climb.  That didn’t deter me.  … Continue reading

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SOME RAIN MUST FALL

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Most folks know I have a … Continue reading

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MY DAD

My dad lived through the depression.  He was the father figure in a fatherless home.  He was a hard worker from the get go.  He spent his grown up years working in a factory and tending bar to make ends … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU SEE? PART 2

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This week I’m focusing on relationships with others and with God.  Sometimes we have to look really hard to see what’s hidden beneath the surface, Your hand created all that is, it’s … Continue reading

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UP A TREE

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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STORY TIME

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.  Aim at earth and you get neither.”         C.S. Lewis Telling stories is what we do as writers.  We use words to create interesting situations, to draw in our audience, to share … Continue reading

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SUPER HERO OR HUMAN BEING?

We all remember the Bible stories about David and his rise to power.  As a young teenager, he killed the great giant, Goliath, with a single stone and slingshot.  He had many occasions to take the life of King Saul, … Continue reading

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the … 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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A ROAD TO HELL?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The path is strewn with peril, there’s danger all around, A hydrothermal basin, steam rising from the ground, You walk with trepidation, yet something draws you in, The beauty that surrounds you, just covers … Continue reading

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GETTING RID OF THE GARBAGE

One thing we think about as a new year arrives, is getting rid of some of our past baggage.  Even in a day, we accumulate a bunch of it.  We don’t just wake up, eat, take care of our personal needs and … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

We’re quickly approaching the end of another year. It’s time to pack up everything that happened in 2017 and add it to annals of history, but is it really a good idea to simply look ahead?  We can learn much … Continue reading

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GOD’S WORD SUSTAINS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When troubles surround me, and fear lies within, When anxious thoughts linger and turn me to sin, There’s one thing to count on, of that I am sure, My God is there … Continue reading

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BRIGHT MORNING STAR

He was one of the most dazzling of God’s creation. He was called, Lucifer,  the son of the morning; the day star.  He was there at the beginning – he’s been around through history and still exists today.  He has charisma – … Continue reading

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VALUE OF ALL THINGS LIVING

When our first grandson was a child of three, he had a complete grasp on the value of life.  As I stomped on a pesky little ant as it scurried underfoot, he immediately called me out for taking the insect’s life.  Of course … Continue reading

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INNOCENCE REGAINED

When we look into the face of a baby, all we see is sweetness and innocence. The angelic countenance of a newborn could not possibly be imperfect in any way. As they grow into toddlers, we wonder who replaced our darling child … Continue reading

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ALL HALLOWS EVE

It’s Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with all sorts of little ghosts and goblins begging for candy.  Chances are they have no great need for the treats, but they love this tradition of dressing up and having … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CRUD

This is my favorite time of year.  The trees are splendidly dressed in their most brilliant colors, the air is crisp and clean, and I even got married in September.  One of the side effects of this season for me … Continue reading

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TWO CHOICES

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Relief carving on two panels.   Two trees stood in the garden there, Their beauty filled with fruit to spare, Conditions went along with each, The fruit from both was in their … Continue reading

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OLD RAGS

I’ve been sorting through crates of costumes that were packed away in our garage for the past year.  Before we moved, I didn’t realize I would have no further use for these things, so they were sealed up and made … Continue reading

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