Dick Duerksen

Oregon Conference storycatcher and storyteller

A Tunnel in the Moon

Someone told me NASA has an entire city of American astronauts who have been living deep in a tunnel in the moon since 1973.

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God's Clean Plate Club

It is easy to hate. Almost enjoyable to look down my nose and remember your sins with disdain.

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No Goats in Heaven

I’m not sure what God has against goats, but it looks like they’ll be missing in the New Earth. Sheep make it, but no goats.

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Hundreds Receive Care at Impact Your Health Event in Portland

Take one gymnasium; add carpet to cover the hardwood floor; bring in folding tables, 55 dental chairs (for hygiene, anesthesia and surgery); add a very long and complicated table for supplies and s

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When I Was 35

When I was 35 years old I was an ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor and an academy principal.

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Gladstone Camp Meeting Celebrates Kids, Reformation

Camp meeting is marked by planning, anticipation, exertion, exhaustion and spiritual uplift.

Planning for the next year begins right after camp meeting is over.

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No Frijoles?

“Really?” I responded in starving amazement.

“Yes. It is true. We are out of beans, but if you wait about 45 minutes, we’ll have some.”

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Beneath the Hoodie

Let’s call him Isaac because that’s not his name. He lives in a sweatshirt, a hoodie that hides his eyes so he can feel invisible. But, he’s not invisible; he’s just hiding.

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Dead?

“If I go to heaven immediately when I die, why stay alive?”

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Salvation for Dummies

The “For Dummies” books have made a ton of money for writers and publishers. There are scores of titles, each one describing complex tasks in simple language.

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