Tales from the Great Adventure

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

“Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock. But everybody who hears these words of mine and …

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So I can only conclude that, yes, this is a war – but that it is a war we can only win via the deployment of light, and love, and promise, and joy, and generosity, and beauty.

But when I am afraid,     I will put my trust in you.   I praise God for what he has promised.     I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?     What can mere mortals do to me? – Psalm 56:3-4 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In …

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After our grandson’s “graduation” from preschool, I stayed in Richmond overnight for a couple of reasons. First, of course, the opportunity to spend a few extra hours with my awesome daughter, Naomi, her wonderful husband, Craig, and their two – how did I put it yesterday? – exuberant vessels of promise and light (aka David and …

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If you’re someone who has lost enthusiasm for church, or who subscribes to the false narrative that Presbyterians don’t have any enthusiasm for Jesus, or who isn’t exposed to great preaching very often, then you owe it to yourself – and your faith – to check out this message (it starts around time stamp 10:00 on the link).

Your word is a lamp before my feet     and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 One of the questions that constantly comes up when I talk about faith is, “How do I transition from someone who checks in with God once in a while, to a disciple who quite literally walks with Jesus?” It’s a …

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