Tales from the Great Adventure

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

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.

God said, “Let the earth grow plant life: plants yielding seeds and fruit trees bearing fruit with seeds inside it, each according to its kind throughout the earth.” And that’s what happened. The earth produced plant life: plants yielding seeds, each according to its kind, and trees bearing fruit with seeds inside it, each according to …

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It’s been an extra busy day so far, so I’m posting late and posting just a little. But I’ll share a funny story to set the mood. My Friday launched with enjoying breakfast at the new Panera Bread with one of my best friends; I always enjoy sitting down, sipping coffee, and having a relaxed …

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Note: If you are one of the recent influx of new readers, then welcome, I’m glad you’re here. You may not be familiar with my occasional “Five photo Friday.” Content like today is generally intended as a break from a series of more serious meditations, or simply because I have a few pictures I think …

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Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you’ll be found out. The inspection will be thorough and rigorous. You won’t get by with a thing. If your work passes inspection, fine; if it doesn’t, your part of the …

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Jesus uses the image of these birds as a way to remind his followers not to be intimidated by bullies. There’s nothing anyone with world-based power can do that can threaten the soul, he points out. Listen friends, God even cares for these birds – how much more do you think our Creator cares for us?