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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 […]

Whatever He Pleases, He Does

by Tyler Dirks

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord;    my horn is exalted in the Lord.My mouth derides my enemies,    because I rejoice in your salvation. [*What does your heart exult in? What do you deride BECAUSE of the joy of your salvation?] “There is none holy like the Lord:    for there is none besides you;    there […]

Asking God

by Tyler Dirks

On the Ides of March Brandon Hawkes was deployed by the Almighty to serve us a portion of God’s Word emphasizing God’s desire for us to ASK Him for provisions and the promise of The Holy Spirit. *If you haven’t already savored the meal God served us through His servant Brandon, then I exhort you […]

Grandma’s Prayers: Part II

by Tyler Dirks

Once a month ECPC is contacted by her grandma (Christ Covenant Church) simply to ask, “How can we be praying for you?” In case you weren’t aware, ECPC’s mom is Uptown Church (Uptown CLT, NC), and our mom’s mom is Christ Covenant Church (Matthews, NC). I always enjoy receiving this inquiry from grandma because it […]

Grandma’s Prayers: Part I

by Tyler Dirks

Once a month ECPC is contacted by her grandma (Christ Covenant Church) simply to ask, “How can we be praying for you?” In case you weren’t aware, ECPC’s mom is Uptown Church (Uptown CLT, NC), and our mom’s mom is Christ Covenant Church (Matthews, NC). I always enjoy receiving this inquiry from grandma because it […]

Very Brief Blog

by Tyler Dirks

“Those understand not themselves that value not the prayers of the poor and despised.” – Matthew Henry

Pray For Your Church Leaders!

by Tyler Dirks

Today I received a text message from an ordained PCA officer (a deacon to be specific). Though we have certainly had our differences, I must say that I found his message edifying. Here’s the message: “I want to hate my sins more than I hate the sins of others who sin differently than I do.” […]

Depression

by Tyler Dirks

Something of a disconsolate mood has befallen me recently. Jeremiah’s experience with despondency has been a refuge for me. Jeremiah (amidst much dismay) says, “Your Words were found, and I ate them, and Your Words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O LORD, […]

Insomnia

by Tyler Dirks

My best friend has insomnia. I have known about insomnia for a long time, but until recently I haven’t mourned with those who mournfully suffer from it. How miserable, not being able to sleep. Like everything in life, I require a lot of help when it comes to lamenting, and praying, for the issues and […]

A Liturgy For Those Who Suffer Loss From Fire, Flood, or Storm

by Tyler Dirks

Early Friday morning neighbors in our community suffered loss from a 2 alarm fire. 15 families lost all their material wealth, and now take up temporary residence at Albemarle Road Middle School. How you can help: The Red Cross is has designated Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church building as their donations facility. These displaced families need: […]