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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This afternoon I returned from a refreshing two days in the woods a little south west of Raleigh, where I had the privilege of helping to lead a retreat for some Presbyterian ministers. I plan to write a more detailed blog tomorrow, but I wanted to post this short reflection today – both as a …

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So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. – John 1:14 Today, late in a year that’s been racing along at a giddying rate, marks the first Sunday in …

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They will be called oaks of righteousness,     the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.  They shall build up the ancient ruins,     they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities,     the devastations of many generations. – Isaiah 61:3-4 I love trees. Given the choice between a nice, sunny expanse …

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If you have more than enough food and there are people starving, then you invite them in to eat; it’s a no-brainer. There are people starving for meaning, and purpose, and joy – a restored relationship with God – and we have the words of eternal life…

He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God. – 1 Peter 1:20-21 A …

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