Dick Duerksen

Oregon Conference storycatcher and storyteller

What If

Yesterday Herod’s troops murdered my son. “He might be the Fake King,” they said, “so Herod, the Real King, says all pretenders must die. Tough deal.”


I Want

This was not my plan for today.


Big Lake Gets Blessed by U.S. Marines

One hot afternoon last summer a couple of U.S.


Biker Picnic

For each of the last 15 years, the King’s Riders of the Washington State Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) host a special meal in the park for other bikers.


The Law

Sin is choosing to go my way rather than God’s way.

Sin is living like I know better.

Sin is “me first.”

Sin is separation from God and His will.


What Camp Meeting Is All About

Camp meeting. It was never really about camping.


Big Lake Opens PCT Welcome Center

It began with a simple request, “Could I have a drink of water?”


When You Grow Up

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The young man who asked me the question was celebrating his sixth birthday and making some choices that would seriously impact his life.


Takers and Givers

Yesterday’s mail brought my copy of our new Bank of America Cash Rewards Visa card. Solid metal.


The Procrastinator

Life is all about timing, showing up at the right moment, being there when you’re needed, not getting things done too early or too late.