Tales from the Great Adventure

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

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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 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 This has been a busy week, full with: amazing photographs from Easter Sunday, fun pictures of our beautiful grandchildren, and then reflections on the death of our great friend, Sandee, late Wednesday evening (see: …

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For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) There was a great story this week in the book I’m reading with my …

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Live like you mean it! Because God certainly meant something when we were created! Wednesday my men’s Bible study enjoyed a discussion around the story Jesus told about the guy who buried his talent instead of putting it to work for God (Matthew 25:14-28). We talked about the various gifts God has given us, about …

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 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:29 …

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Today I’ll be sharing two posts: This first is an invitation to participate in an initiative of gratitude that will change your life and the lives of those around you. The second (sometime this afternoon) comes in response to a question about divorce. THE GRATITUDE INITIATIVE: As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves …

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