Tales from the Great Adventure

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

Simply flying the Christian flag does not make rude people civil, mean people nice, angry folk peaceable, crude folk polite, jealous people generous, unhappy folk joyful, selfish people unselfish, or arrogant folk humble.

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together …

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I’ve been struck this week by how complex and varied North Carolina is this time of the year. Sunday afternoon the temps reached 81-degrees, Monday night featured a good freeze, Wednesday was the more typical wintery 45 and rainy, then – today at 10:00 in the morning – it’s a picture perfect 41-degrees with brilliant …

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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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Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to …

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As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12 There’s some strange logic afoot this year in the world of “presidential” politics. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really all as random and off-the-wall as it sounds – or instead maybe so carefully orchestrated that we’re …

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In all the work you are given, do the best you can. Work as though you are working for the Lord, not any earthly master. – Colossians 3:23 Social Media Network This morning, while the entire social media network seems intent on jumping into some controversy or other, I think I’ll take a pass. Yes, …

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17 Yesterday, Scout Labradoodle turned ten. According to the “Pedigree Dog Age Calculator,” that makes her the equivalent of 75 human years. She’s officially a “senior” …

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