Tales from the Great Adventure

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

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.

So I am taking a look at the idea that we are made in the image of God, that Jesus is the best example possible of what God’s image looks like in a human being, and that Christ’s followers also have a lot to teach us when it comes to “manly” ideals and behavior.

Well, that was a great week. Nicely capped off with the pleasure of taking my grandchildren to church. What completely awesome human beings they are. We are so blessed. At Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, Rebekah preached on “words.” The congregation has been challenged to find three words that best describe how God is touching their …

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“Great blessings belong to those who know they are spiritually in need. God’s kingdom belongs to them.” – Matthew 5:3, ERV Sunday morning at WFPC was vibrant, dynamic, challenging, inspirational, encouraging, and refreshing; it was a similar experience to stepping outside on a cool, inviting fall day – a full, fresh, invigorating, deep breath of …

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Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one …

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I’ll admit to still owning the “newcomer’s view” of North Carolina. I love everything about this state. And, while I’m still capable of complaining about heat and humidity, at the same time I’m deeply grateful we’ve only been seriously hot for a couple of months – and then it will be fall in just a few …

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The Lord is my shepherd;     I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows;     he leads me beside peaceful streams.     He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths,     bringing honor to his name. – Psalm 23 Regular readers will be aware of my recurring Monday morning “TGIM” theme. …

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This week Rebekah and I are here at Stetson University for the school’s annual pastors’ conference. I’ve taken the opportunity to get some serious writing done in the library, but I did join Rebekah for the opening worship service in the beautiful chapel in Elizabeth Hall. Thirty-seven years ago, when Rebekah was a senior here, …

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