Tag Archives: Worry

I’M ONLY A MOTHER . . .

Several years ago, I played the part of Albert Peterson’s mother in the play “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”  It was a dream role for me. I used my Jersey accent and every ounce of mother that was in me to portray … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR HEALING

Dear, Lord of Life, I come today to ask your intervention in the lives of those who are in the midst of pain – of hopelessness – of fear of what lies ahead – and to those whom we can only … Continue reading

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THE INNER WORKINGS OF A MOM

Maybe it’s something to do with my past or my fear of failure that’s driven me to be a worrier.  Maybe it’s something common only to women – especially when they become mothers.  Maybe it’s a combination of both these … Continue reading

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ORDER FROM CONFUSION?

This is one of my first entries on WordPress.  Funny how some things just never change. My dreams are often full of creativity and unusual thoughts which don’t usually manifest themselves in my daily life.  Sometimes they become part of a play … Continue reading

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WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO TO WORRY?

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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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”   Julie Andrews The world is full of a lot of unhappiness and many people aren’t even sure they will have enough money to make it to the next pay check – … Continue reading

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A NEW DAY, A NEW LIFE

  A FAMILY OF OSPREY SHARING BREAKFAST – ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A nest constructed of everything, but the kitchen sink, Twine, twigs, foliage and a discarded dog collar, Large enough to house a mom and … Continue reading

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STILL LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life gets complicated, Torrents of troubles rain upon us, This brief time on earth is a mere whisper, How do we withstand the storms, How do we live through them, How do we … Continue reading

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BE QUIET

This has been whirlwind of a week. A couple of things I had planned on doing were accomplished, but I was also faced with some things I had absolutely no control over. It got me thinking that no matter how … Continue reading

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CATCH ME WHEN I FALL

This morning I opened my computer and forgot why.  I was about to take my pills for the day and couldn’t remember if I had already taken them.  I looked in the mirror and saw the reflection of my mother and almost … Continue reading

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A BOTTLE FULL OF TEARS

A while back, I was trying to convince my granddaughter to put her crabby thoughts into a crabby box and forget about them.  She laughed at the image and it got her smiling again for the moment. Wouldn’t it be nice if … Continue reading

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DREAMS

The story of Joseph, the young interpreter of dreams, has intrigued people of all ages for centuries. Joseph didn’t always make friends when he related the meaning of  dreams, but he continued to do so.  I’ve been known to have some very weird … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – WEARINESS 

    ORIGINAL WOOD SCULPTURE BY PAUL T. BOECHER© There are moments when we have difficulty keeping our eyes open, when sleep beckons and rest is the only sustenance that satisfies.  When we relinquish our cares to the arms of our … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

FDR said in his inaugural address, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”  I believe that fear is simply a wound. If we allow it to fester it can kills us. If we consider its source we can overcome it with … Continue reading

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A DELICATE BALANCE

We are experiencing some wonderful weather here in the Midwest.  Days are growing shorter, but each moment is filled with fresh, clean air – gorgeous sunrises and sunsets – colors that defy any artist’s palette – and treasured amounts of … Continue reading

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NEW CLOTHES

When we wrap our lives around the everyday, we often forget to look after ourselves. We cloak ourselves in the garment of “work and discipline.” When it’s finally served its usefulness, we’ve missed the things that really matter. When we … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT FAIR

An unsinkable ship carrying immense numbers of unsuspecting people crashes into an ice berg and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. A huge squadron of Japanese planes incessantly bombs an island in the South Pacific causing great loss to American life.   … Continue reading

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Living Water

Yesterday the clouds were heavy with rain – the air grew oppressive under the weight of high dew point levels. Within minutes the ominous clouds emptied in sheets of torrential rain upon the earth. Within seconds the air lightened. The … Continue reading

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WHAT, ME WORRY?

Some Many years ago a now familiar character appeared on the cover of Mad Magazine.   He was created by a versatile commercial artist named Norman Mingo.  This man had worked for many years in the comic book industry.  His name … Continue reading

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