Tales from the Great Adventure

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

If you’re someone who has lost enthusiasm for church, or who subscribes to the false narrative that Presbyterians don’t have any enthusiasm for Jesus, or who isn’t exposed to great preaching very often, then you owe it to yourself – and your faith – to check out this message (it starts around time stamp 10:00 on the link).

Your word is a lamp before my feet     and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 One of the questions that constantly comes up when I talk about faith is, “How do I transition from someone who checks in with God once in a while, to a disciple who quite literally walks with Jesus?” It’s a …

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 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 This has been a busy week, full with: amazing photographs from Easter Sunday, fun pictures of our beautiful grandchildren, and then reflections on the death of our great friend, Sandee, late Wednesday evening (see: …

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When I know that, come what may, I have started my day in intentional communion with Jesus, then it sets a trajectory that is – quite frankly – the only reasonable option we have if we really do want to live as Children of God in the way our Creator intended from the very beginning.

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling…” – 2 Corinthians 5 This morning I’m back with my familiar friend, …

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What made yesterday’s Youth Sunday such a powerful experience for everyone involved, is the simple fact of the presence of so many young people who love God and who are committed to following Jesu