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.

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” – Isaiah 43:19 This morning, and in the spirit of Tuesday evening’s “State of the Union” address, I’d like to share a little vision for the coming …

Continue reading

This morning I heard the alarm clock, went back to sleep, hit the snooze a second time, dozed, then reluctantly pulled myself out of bed in response to some impatient, targeted (at me), huffing by Scout Labradoodle – who had been ready for her walk since the first sounds of Dan Fogelberg’s “To the Morning” …

Continue reading

“For I want you to understand what really matters…” – Paul, Philippians 1 This morning I’m heading out the door fairly early, so just a short post for today. AGING: I’ve been listening to a series of TED-talks on the aging process (NPR’s The TED RADIO HOUR). It’s been an interesting discussion, and there are a lot …

Continue reading

I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 People born between the years of 1946 and 1964 (the official American “Boomer” population) now range in age from 50 through 68. My …

Continue reading

God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart… (Ecclesiastes 3:11) This morning I walked Scout, eased Rebekah from slumber with a mug of fresh-brewed coffee, then sat down to read the morning paper. In sitting, some kind of a noise must have escaped me, because Rebekah immediately …

Continue reading