Tales from the Great Adventure

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

the escalating cost associated with both higher education and fundamental healthcare has placed the United States in danger of becoming a nation where the idea of equality comes with an increasingly lengthy disclaimer.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” – Matthew 19:14 Monday, with one more significant turn of the time machine, our grandson, David, went to preschool for the first time. “Bye, Mommy! I love you!” he …

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We all know how much I love my grandchildren. Just click on the “Grandaddy Letters” category and you will find dozens of posts featuring David and Beks over the past few years. They’re growing by leaps and bounds and in every way; I’m so happy and so proud. But today’s featured image – the only one …

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The unfolding of your words gives light;     it gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130 Sometimes I wonder if maybe we make life too complicated. I look around and see how so many examples of people taking something that’s essentially elegant and stress-free, then stirring in unwarranted complication. Without doing any deep research, several examples …

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“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are …

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Today’s post will – first – refer you to this week’s Wake Forest Today column, “My Rant About School Teachers.” It addresses some of the misinformation out there about public educators, and it’s also a good read. So, here’s the link. It’s a short column, and certainly worthy of your “click:” My Rant About School Teachers. WISE FRIENDS: Next, I’d …

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Any survey of current discussion topics – via Internet, radio, television, magazine and newspaper – is going to finger “Reading in America” as a hot, pervasive, and controversial subject for conversation. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to reading, and especially reading deficits. Everyone has a favorite direction when it comes to wagging the finger of blame. Everyone …

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