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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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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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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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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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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 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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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Hidden in the darkness, as shadows slowly fall, Far away from others, enjoying nature’s call, Their one essential goal, to find a peace sublime, Far from the maddening crowd, alone to spend some … Continue reading

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Sunday is noted as the first day of the week on our calendars.  It’s also the last day of the weekend.  To most Christians, it is a day of worship and rest.  My oldest grandson even used that as an … Continue reading

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My maternal grandmother was the strongest woman I’ve ever known.  She had to bury five of her children, care for her husband who suffered two debilitating strokes and finally put him in the ground as well.  She always maintained a positive attitude … Continue reading

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Me with one of the very important Oompa Loompas, before the last show yesterday.  For the past few months, I’ve been working as stage manager for a children’s theater production of Willy Wonka, Jr.  The last show of fourteen performances, … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a Willy Wonka adventure for the last couple months, which culminated in a marathon of seven performances by two separate casts this past weekend.  They will do the same next week.  Their resilience and buoyancy amazes me.  As … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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 … Continue reading

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I love the wisdom of Piglet.  He always seems to know the right things to say.  Our hearts may be small, but they have the capacity to hold great amounts of gratitude. Sometimes we have to stop and think hard … Continue reading

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T – I am thankful for TURKEY. This year I’ll be gorging myself with three turkey offerings at three special locations.  The first with family at our house almost two weeks ago; the second with my church family last Sunday; … Continue reading

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  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Colors of autumn –  scarlet, amber and gold, God’s palette enlivens the fields we behold, Each seed that was planted, its fruit has been sown, A bountiful harvest among dirt … Continue reading

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Last Sunday we shared a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal with family   I just arrived home from church where we celebrated Thanksgiving with another huge meal and delicious desserts  On Thursday, I’ll be spending time with my daughter’s extended family and undoubtedly … Continue reading

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  A closer look at this painting of Paul’s, reveals the vastness of the surroundings dwarfing the beauty of these magnificent animals.  Its been almost 50 years since this annual tradition of hunting deer in Wisconsin has stirred the excitement … Continue reading

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This time of year conjures up all kinds of memories of years gone by. I especially remember the warmth of my grandparents’ kitchen. That room, though nothing spectacular, had as its centerpiece an old potbellied, cast iron stove. The smell … Continue reading

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A great Thanksgiving story about two men in search of their own goals, come 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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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER@ Crags of broken granite, carved by the hand of God, Thrusting from an ocean green, where none has ever trod, The glory of the mountains, the power of the sea, The valleys … Continue reading

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