Tales from the Great Adventure

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

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me …

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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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 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we …

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Yesterday evening was our “Maundy Thursday” dinner and communion at First Presbyterian Church. It’s one of my favorite special event services, and sets the tone beautifully for the coming darker shades of Good Friday. Today, April 6th, is Good Friday, and this morning Rebekah and I will drive down to Sarasota to be with my …

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