Thursday, May 30 2024 - 7:33 AM

Dick Duerksen

writes from the Pacific Northwest.

Hen and Chickens

Monday afternoon Brenda and I were in Soledad, California and stopped to visit the California Mission that was built nearby in 1791 – Mission Nuestra …

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Haystack Rock

Cannon Beach received its name from a small iron cannon that came ashore from the wreck of the U.S. Navy Schooner, “The Shark.” The area …

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Cannon Beach Sunstar

Taken from the first viewpoint in Ecola State Park. While I was watching the light, a woman (Roseanne) walked up and stood quietly behind me. …

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Purple Crocus

Purple Crocus, in our Oregon neighborhood. I have been “playing” on an internet photo competition page that was new to me. One of my friends, …

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

fighter plane

“I cannot watch the news anymore, and reading the paper or listening to the radio is depressing. There’s just too much awfulness. Isn’t it time …

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A Recipe for Hope


God Says: “Trust me, and I will make everything new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). It’s hard to trust in a graveyard. There’s something dark and brooding …

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A Cheerful Heart

happy mother and baby

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). The verbal picture was hilarious and brought knee-slapping laughter …

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Forty-Nine Legs

man with leg prosthetic riding bike

Most of today’s news is of the “wars and rumors of wars” variety. However, there are occasional bursts of hope, even where the odor of …

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Joel’s Dream

cement work

Four years ago, Joel Vasquez had a dream. He wasn’t much of a night dreamer, and this one woke him straight up out of bed …

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