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WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

A couple of weeks ago, when it was still in the 50s, our granddaughter came over and retrieved our Christmas decorations from the attic in our garage. Both of us have resigned ourselves to not do any ladder climbing now … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

I consider myself to have been richly blessed with many special acquaintances on this planet. Of course my family is number one – my husband, my three children and their better halves along with their children and countless pets. I’ve … Continue reading

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FILL MY HEART WITH GRATITUDE

Each day our hearts should swell with joy, for treasures that we hold, And count the blessings God employs, much greater than pure gold, The gifts within His creation, the untouched land and trees, The waters with deep hydration, the tender, soothing breeze, The forests … Continue reading

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IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS

Give thanks to the Lord for His creation,In His hands all things came into existence. The trees perfectly designed and crafted to bring shade, comfort, and shelter,The seas in all their majesty, blown into place by His breath,Abundant with life, … Continue reading

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KITCHEN CENTERPIECE

As I think back to times that warm my heart, I can’t help but remember the old cast iron stove that was the centerpiece of my grandparent’s kitchen. That huge conservator of heat kept the house warm – listened to … Continue reading

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WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO BE THANKFUL ABOUT?

In the next few days, many are planning to go ahead with family gatherings for Thanksgiving in spite of mandates set by our governor. In what might be considered an act of defiance, it’s still a time to be thankful, … Continue reading

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ENTRANCE TO AUTUMN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A refreshing thunderstorm rolled through last evening’s sky, taking with it many of the colorful leaves that adorned our trees. It revealed the skeletal remains and let the beautiful rays of sun … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear Heavenly, Father, This has been a week, Lord. I know that everything is in your hands and I have confidence that you will bring order from chaos, but it seems when it rains it pours. So I come to … Continue reading

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MONDAY PRAYER

Good morning, Heavenly Father.  I just want to thank you for getting me through the past week.  There were some surprises along the way – both good and bad, but you’ve taught me to accept these things and know that you’re … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING FRIENDSHIP

A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, comes together in the most difficult of situations and become lifetime friends in spite of it. John Candy & Steve Martin were perfectly cast for the film.  … Continue reading

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OFF TO THE WOODS

A tradition in our family for more than 55 years, requires the father and son team of Paul & Bob to return to Wisconsin for the one week deer hunt. This special week of male bonding and fellowship started today, … Continue reading

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DREARY DAYS OF NOVEMBER

The grey skies of November are upon us up here in Lake Woebegone.  All the green grass has pretty much faded into oblivion – covered with a rich blanket of mulch, fallen softly from dying trees.  It seems to be … Continue reading

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FRUIT OF THE HARVEST

November brings thoughts of Apple Cider simmering on the stove – the scent of cinnamon permeates the entire house. Pumpkins have been carved and set on doorsteps. Straw scarecrows stand as guards at the door. Farmers are looking forward to … Continue reading

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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

The number of excuses for not attending church is unending: Everyone acts one way in the church and another every other day of the week. I’ve got a meal to prepare. I don’t have time. Church makes me feel uncomfortable … Continue reading

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WHY GO TO CHURCH?

We sometimes form our ideas about attending church out of habit, need or willingness.  When we gather or assemble we are doing more than that.  We have been invited to confess our sins, to receive absolution and forgiveness, to give … Continue reading

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GIVE THANKS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!

ART BY PAUL BOECHER© “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

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THANKSGIVING #3, 2018

For the past few years I’ve been sharing in the Thanksgiving feast of my youngest daughter’s extended family.  Her mother in law hosts this gathering each year and puts on a spread you wouldn’t believe.  There is so much food … Continue reading

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FAMILY REUNIONS

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings – time when people travel great distances to be with those they grew up with, disagreed with, competed with.  A Hallmark moment if ever there was one.  How many times have you gone … Continue reading

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TO THE HUNT

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Snow’s definitely in the forecast, the trees are bare of leaves, The harvest has been harvested and they’ve brought in the sheaves, Now is the time to hunt for deer, at least I have … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING 2018 – #1

Thanksgiving for a Wisconsin deer hunting spouse is not the usual family event you see pictured above.  When my family was young, we began a tradition of celebrating the holiday a week or so before the actual day, so we could … Continue reading

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