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 may have said this before – oh, about a bazillion times over the past month – but what an amazingly beautiful day it is here in Wake Forest, North Carolina! The sky is the perfect Carolina blue; everything is fresh, clear, and clean after the long rains; the temperatures are perfect for lingering on the …

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Today I have been completely immersed in my novel. That’s right, Mr. Inspirational Non-Fiction is writing a novel. The story is actually finished, in terms of plot and outline and first draft. Now I’m re-writing (for the third time), fleshing out some of the scenes, fact-checking, and tightening the prose. My dilemma at this point …

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First, a note to my readers: Posting in this blog is seldom an end to itself ; the writing that shows up in this space is usually part of a bigger picture that’s playing out in a new book I’m writing, a class I’m teaching, a conference I’m scheduled to speak at, or simply stuff …

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Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. – Romans 8:35,37 CEB I’ve shared before how vitally important it is for me to …

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I’m always reluctant to employ hyperbolic language (no, seriously, I really am…), but I have no alternative than to use words such as “unprecedented,” “overwhelming,” and “epic” to describe the number of views garnered by this blog over the past few days! This is the first time ever I’ve seen three consecutive posts register more …

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