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SISTERS

Arriving in Tennessee, we were greeted with lush foliage, brilliant blooms of spring fruit trees, wonderful warm temps and pollen.  Tennessee doesn’t have a corner on pollen. We have enough in Minnesota to keep my allergies going through most of summer. … Continue reading

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LORD, GIVE ME STRENGTH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© (An aging egret seeks shelter in the Reeds) As my old body tells me that it’s time to settle down, I wonder of the time that’s left to me. That even though my … Continue reading

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A FORTRESS UNENDING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   A fortress carved from stone, stands rigidly against raging waters, A refuge from the relentless waves threatening to intrude, God alone has created that place, Cut through the massive rock with His … Continue reading

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MY ROCK & SALVATION

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The surface of the highest peak, The strength of granite can’t compete. The hardest rock, the toughest stone, Can’t take the place of God alone, His power is much greater than, … Continue reading

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ORGANIZED CHAOS

As we travel this road called life, we will encounter chaos.  It is not the way God intended our path to be. He created perfection. He created order. In the middle of nothing, He melted the darkness and made light. … Continue reading

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MY DAD’S MOM

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 8, 2014 BY ATIMETOSHARE.ME The second in a series about mothers who shaped my life. My paternal grandmother was a city lady.  She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen.  … Continue reading

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ON BEING A GRANDMA

  With Mother’s Day on the way I thought I’d repost a series I ran last year about special moms who have impacted my life.  This was originally posted May 7, 2016. My mother’s mom was the wife of a … Continue reading

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A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the mountain’s early dawn, His majesty is seen, The skies fill up with brilliance, and glorious golden sheen, His breath is seen in morning mist, His voice through eagles’ song, His … Continue reading

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MOVING DAY

Dear, Lord, You have seen us through many trials and joys in our married life.  Today we are undertaking another chapter in the wonderful adventure you’ve created for us.  We will need every ounce of energy, stamina and ability to … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO CLOSING

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”  Arnold Schwarzenegger “Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.” Euripides I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing … Continue reading

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WEATHERED

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Scuffed by the constant thrashing of the elements, Exterior somewhat battered by overuse, Sitting quietly in the peace of the harbor,, Waiting for another chance, Like us, clothed in … Continue reading

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THEY CAME TO HEAR

There were those who left their jobs and families behind to follow Him.  They gave up everything to be a part of it.  Some of them became His inner circle of workers and would someday continue to share the words He … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – STRENGTH

   ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© When my body aches and my mind is fast asleep, I ponder on the strength of my God.  The mountains declare His glory, the hills sing His praises.  Even the smallest pebble screams … Continue reading

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FAITH UNDER FIRE

Our world is full of tragic news and heartfelt disconnection. We struggle to find good in all the strife and insurrection. The devil uses all these things to tug within our reasoning. He twists and turns our very thoughts, with … Continue reading

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LORD, GIVE ME STRENGTH

I just completed a marathon week of drama.  We held a summer theater enrichment program to a group of kids from 7 – 12.  There was not only drama instruction and music, but there was a fair amount of actual drama as … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE, MY STRENGTH

He’s like a whisper on a silent night, His lofty wings protect me in His sight, A voice so quiet yet it roars, My heart ignites, my spirit soars, He is my strength, my confidence, Through Him alone lies my … Continue reading

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ARE THESE THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

Our country’s short history has seen some amazing accomplishments.  When you think about how quickly technology has advanced in just the past 30 years, it’s astounding.  Most kids don’t even know what a cassette player is, or the mention of … Continue reading

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STICKS AND STONES

  Why is there such an epidemic of bullying? It seems to permeate every area of our society. It comes at you out of nowhere. It grabs your emotions and cuts deeper than a knife. Words like “Sticks and stones … Continue reading

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