Tales from the Great Adventure

a journal of living-like-we-mean-it, by Derek Maul

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“Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.'” – Matthew 25:31-46

This morning I have a three year old and a five year old running rampant in the house, plus two dry-wall guys (also running rampant). So my concentration level is seriously compromised!

However, while I may not be able to write the stories I wanted to this morning, I do have some amazing photographs that tell a story themselves.

dsc_0003North Georgia – specifically Habersham County – offers stunning views and is beautiful any time of the year. This week it is showing off some unusually early spring colors. Most of the photographs are from the sprawling estate where we stayed with our gracious hosts. Then I have the series of images from the funeral, from the old Presbyterian church in Homer to the burial deep in the country.

(Some of the photographs feature people I do not know and I cannot name, but they are included so Uncle Charlie’s family can enjoy them.)

Uncle Charlie lived with one purpose, and that was to serve Jesus by serving those who live in circumstances most of us cannot even imagine. Check yesterday’s post – Living the Good News – for more of his story, but Presbyterian missionary Charles Alexander lived a Matthew 25 response to discipleship all the way through.

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What an amazing place!

Not just generosity, but generosity of spirit. The world suggests we should be open-minded, and that’s a good start; but Jesus calls us to be open-spirited, and we can’t begin to do that without the kind of faith that might – possibly – take you all the way to Brazil and back.

The world suggests we should be open-minded, and that’s a good start; but Jesus calls us to be open-spirited….

Peace – and more peace – DEREK

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