Tales from the Great Adventure

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

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.

And the crowds who – for a moment – came so close to it all drift away from this amazing invitation to become resurrection people. Yet still, curious, they wonder why this empty feeling gnaws away at their souls?

I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day.

When I first started writing (it was short meditations for our young families class in Pensacola), I focused a lot on how God speaks through the ordinary, run-of-the-mill, normal stuff of everyday life. It seemed as if God was present and active all the time, and all we had to do was to open our …

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Faith that takes us somewhere is anything but static. So, as Paul writes in his letter to his friends in Thessaloniki, Yes, we understand that you have learned a lot about how to live and to please God, and you’re doing well. However, this is not a codified religion but a forward moving, vibrant, living faith, and that means there is always adaptation and growth

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 Today’s post comes with a headache. We’re now two days into a new roof here at Maul-Hall, and the pounding just won’t stop. …

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