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ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Waves of wind test the endurance of newly budding trees. The American flag is waving furiously at me, as I look out my side window. The watery blast of April rain is … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER My eyes open to the first morning light. My mind fills with many thoughts, yet the chaos within is a driving force, Pulling me to give up before I even start. A … Continue reading

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This week I’m looking at words we don’t use very often, but they have a profound impact, nonetheless. Now that I mention it, the word “nonetheless” doesn’t get used on a daily basis either, but I’ll save that for another … Continue reading

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ISAIAH 41:10 ESV  “fear not, for I am with you;    be not dismayed, for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you,    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” The Winter Olympics are officially underway.  As usual … Continue reading

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Each and every time the Children of Israel walked away from God, they also strayed from His blessings.  When they returned to Him, God richly showered His love on them just as the prodigal son’s father did for him. We may walk … Continue reading

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Most mothers don’t feel strong at the end of the day. They’ve spent the last hours finding and serving nutritious meals for the family. Her children have scheduled duties and she works around their schedules in order to accomodate them. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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   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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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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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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