Tales from the Great Adventure

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

God will judge between the nations, and settle disputes of mighty nations. Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will no longer learn how to make war. – Isaiah 2:3-5 My first ever expedition to a shooting range …

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The righteous live with integrity; happy are their children who come after them. – Proverbs 20:7 I don’t know when I last had the privilege of seeing both Andrew and Naomi on Father’s Day. But yesterday, right here at the family reunion in North Georgia, my cup was full. It really doesn’t take much to …

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The heavens tell about the glory of God.     The skies show that his hands created them.  Day after day they speak about it.     Night after night they make it known.  But they don’t speak or use words.     No sound is heard from them.  Yet their voice goes out into the whole earth.     Their words go …

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A  departure for me. Poetry. Free verse. It seemed to pour out of a place that was quite clear about the fact that this post needed to be more along the lines of poetry. Our grandson, David, five years old, newly “graduated” from preschool yet still so completely sweet and vulnerable. Ready for school but …

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Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together …

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The Lord bless you     and keep you;  the Lord make his face shine on you     and be gracious to you;  the Lord turn his face toward you     and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-26 For our family, Mother’s Day turns out to be one more excuse to get together and celebrate life. Of course, it helps …

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Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8 Saturday April 8 was an exceptionally wonderful day here at Maul Hall. Rebekah …

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