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NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL

I measured in at five feet tall, during may last medical exam.  I’m short.  I’m also a sinner, just like the little man that couldn’t wait to see the Messiah.  Like all sinners, waiting to get a look at the … Continue reading

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SHE TOUCHED HIS HEM

Read Mark 5:25-34 For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU HIRE HIM?

He wasn’t your usual preacher. This man had taken a vow at the beginning of his life, to serve God.  He would separate himself from society – not indulge in things of the world – live alone as a hermit for … Continue reading

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CHOICES

Every day we’re confronted with choices.  We decide what we’ll wear, whether or not to eat breakfast, should we shovel the driveway before leaving for work or wait until we get home?  Those are easy choices, except maybe the one … Continue reading

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HOW ARE THOSE RESOLUTIONS WORKING FOR YOU?

Sad, but true, most of us make resolutions to change our lives in some way or another, only to fall victim to the same bad habits within a day or two.  In some ways, it’s kind of like our relationship … 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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UPSIDE DOWN

I’m not one to get on my soap box to spread gloom and doom.  I’d much rather talk about the peace we can achieve through reading the scriptures.  However, even in the Bible, there are stories of perversion of truth, … Continue reading

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BROKEN

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … 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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SORTING THROUGH THE GARBAGE

There is nothing like scrounging through the trash in search of something you lost.  I’ve had that encounter many times.  Once I lost a check and assumed I’d tossed it out with the insignificant mail. I had to wade through … Continue reading

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SUBMISSION

WOOD SCULPTURE & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Raising hands to our God on high, with head bowed in submission, Tears flow fast as our eyes do cry, repentance and petition, The words seem empty as we pray, but God will send His Spirit, He knows exactly what we … Continue reading

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SECRETS & LIES

In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The … Continue reading

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THE DARKNESS OF SIN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You beckon me before your throne.  I have no plea to give. My sins are far too many.  I don’t deserve to live, But still you call to me.  You tell me it’s all right, … Continue reading

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HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

In 1999, an adventure/horror movie called “The Mummy” hit the big screen and we were witness to the dead coming back to life – embalming garb and all.  Flesh began to cover near skeletal bodies – muscle replaced withered flesh … Continue reading

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SATURDAY THOUGHTS

In a world confused about morality, conscience and sin, we’re faced with a real dilemma.  The evil of this world has slowly deteriorated to the point of obliterating the truth of God.  Our inability to accept the word “sin” has … Continue reading

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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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