Tales from the Great Adventure

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

The eyes of all look to you,     and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand,     satisfying the desire of every living thing. The Lord is just in all his ways,     and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call on him,     to all who call on him in truth. …

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When I know that, come what may, I have started my day in intentional communion with Jesus, then it sets a trajectory that is – quite frankly – the only reasonable option we have if we really do want to live as Children of God in the way our Creator intended from the very beginning.

My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I’m only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn’t possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them.