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Never Not With God

by Tyler Dirks

Luke 10:21-24 Jesus rejoices. About what? Jesus says, “Thank you Father, for hiding true blessedness from “THE WISE” and “THE UNDERSTANDING,” and instead revealing true blessedness to LITTLE CHILDREN.” What is true blessedness? True blessedness is – – – > Knowing the Son of God. Not knowing about the Son of God; but KNOWING the […]

No Escaping Neediness

by Tyler Dirks

I guess you could say we were experiencing “tough times.” I longed to be back home, and I couldn’t look at Haddie without tearing up. Haddie’s mannerisms reminded me of my uncle, and the way she laughed sounded just like my aunt. I felt a strange mixture of happiness and helplessness; I was thankful for […]

Protest

by Tyler Dirks

Picture a man who has just been forced to venerate his enemy in the presence of an entire city. Subsequently, this man sulks home (scorning the shame of honoring the man he hates), only to be told by his wife and his friends that he is inescapably cursed, and will soon fall at the hands […]

What Have You Gotten Yourself Into?

by Tyler Dirks

Imagine that you are part of the most important movement in the history of the universe. This unparalleled movement is in its infancy stage, and it is imperative that we drum up enthusiasm and momentum. We will no doubt want to establish our headquarters in a major city, and we’ll need to collaborate with influencers […]

Quote’n Some Zack & Rankin

by Tyler Dirks

“Something in me hates this confession. I do not think that I am alone in this. Twitter, Facebook, virtual conferencing—these allow us the illusion of being somewhere other than where we are. Positively we have a voice in places otherwise absent to us. But we type on our keyboards while sitting in a chair where […]

Concerned For My Friend

by Tyler Dirks

Pray for my friend Eli y’all. Eli has made some enemies (powerful enemies); and as such, he spends a lot of time avoiding detection. He takes a lot of excursions into the wilderness, and claims that God has specifically commanded him to take these retreats; and what’s really crazy is that he claims God has […]

Deep Lamentation & A-Grace

by Tyler Dirks

I was running errands on a Saturday afternoon near my friend’s house. This was the type of person who is always glad when you drop in unannounced, so I made a brief detour down my friend’s street. Approaching the house I immediately noticed that no one was outside; which was odd because it was a […]

Stuff Worth Doing

by Tyler Dirks

I was meeting with the Master of the universe this morning, and He told me/us to do the following: Be generous. Give & give …don’t crave & crave (#Prov.21:26) …(see also Proverbs 22:9, “Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed for he shares his bread with the poor.”). Take risks. Don’t be ruled by […]

Coping With Stress

by Tyler Dirks

Have you ever been stressed out? Some of you have stressful jobs. Many moments where you’re barely hitting your deadlines; and it feels like you’re always on the brink of burning out. Some folks are swimming in stress because they all-of-a-sudden find themselves navigating increased financial obligations. Some of you are stressed because you recently […]