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A Trip Around the World
Dick Duerksen
June 28, 2019

“Off, off and away I go to see Lebanon in a purple boat,”writes Isabella. “I am going to see Lebanon cedars because it is the oldest forest. I will eat Baba Ghannush because I like hummus and flat bread. I will look for honey badgers because they are black with a white stripe.”

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Oregon Adventist Stories: Kari
Kaleb Eisele
June 14, 2019

"I had my daughter in 2008. The moment she was born, I said, ‘Where does a love like this come from?’ I remember asking my husband in the operating room, ‘Is this what Jesus feels like when He looks at us?’"

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Where are your shoes?
Dick Duerksen
June 7, 2019

“It’s all about my shoes,” Huston explains. “Every night I placemy shoes far under the bed so that when I get up in the morning the first thingI do is kneel down to reach for my shoes. While I’m down there I stay awhile,talking to God about the day, asking Him to be my Guide, and then praying foreach member of my family.”

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Señor Douglas: Shoemaker Turned Refugee Hero
Communication
May 23, 2019

Douglas is a funny little man with a slow shuffle and a soft voice. He's lived in Pamplona his whole life, in the same house. Unlike other shelter directors I've visited, Douglas was a little hesitant at first to give me a tour.

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Ultimate Mission Helping to Improve the Health of India
Dick Duerksen
May 2, 2019

The Ultimate Mission team, based in Portland, Oregon, provides support and training for health workers, each of whom is the wife of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. These women are being trained on how to teach the four key lifestyle changes that will reduce the chance of contracting Type 2 diabetes.

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One Man in Barrow
Dick Duerksen
April 5, 2019

“So, I started visiting houses in and around Barrow. Turned out that the advertising hadn’t worked at all. Someone thought that it would be great to have kids go door-to-door hanging advertisements on doorknobs. However, with the temperatures at 27 degrees below zero, not a lot of hangings got hung!”

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Where's Bethani?
Dick Duerksen
March 22, 2019

Each shelter is a “one-day only” stop. Walkers have to keep walking, because the next day will bring another flood of people who will fill the shelter to capacity again. Most of the shelters are run by a church, or a small foundation. Some are run by individuals or families.

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"Dear God..."
Dick Duerksen
March 8, 2019

All prayers go directly to God’s listening heart, regardless of whether they’re whispered, written, spoken in church before the congregation, or breathed silently through the chaos of our mind.

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The Secret
Dick Duerksen
March 1, 2019

The painting was purchased in Korea and is titled, The Secret. Some suggest that the artist wanted to show the moment when Sarah told Abraham that she was pregnant.

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Listen to Your Coach
Dick Duerksen
February 21, 2019

One of my favorite personal coaches, BrianMcCulloch, is the featured Pro Cyclist in the April issue of Road Bike Action Magazine.