Tales from the Great Adventure

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

The season of Lent presents a progression of ever-increasing opportunity when it comes to deepening our spiritual walk. Six-weeks for preparation; eight-days of Holy Week; three days if your observance begins with Good Friday. For me, one of the most moving is “Maundy Thursday,” and the occasion of The Last Supper. For many Christians, it’s …

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Today is Good Friday. It’s a day when love stepped up beyond reason, set all defenses aside, and allowed hate to nail the best hope history ever saw to a wooden scaffold. However, rather than being ground into obscurity under the heel of fear and brutality, love transformed the crudely assembled cross from a symbol of torture …

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It may be “Easter Saturday” today, with beautiful sunshine, clear air, and Easter-egg hunts around the church campus, but I still can’t get Good Friday out of my head. I have always felt the crucifixion more profoundly the day after Good Friday than the day itself. Maybe it’s because, like the disciples, it takes a …

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Yesterday morning started a little too early for our household. 4:30 to be precise. OK, if I’m going to be precise then that would be: “4:30 for me, Scout and the coffee pot, and 4:50 for Rebekah.” Regardless, it was too pre-dawn by far and we were in the SUV and heading for the surgery-center …

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