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.

But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to …

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May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) More Words for Word People: I have always been a word person. Ever since I was the classic kid who stayed up well beyond bedtime with a flashlight under the …

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Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us. (Ephesians 5:1-2) One of the things I’m going to miss the most about west-central Florida is the sky; it’s always big, beautiful, and vibrant with color. Especially those late afternoon/early evening thunderstorms. Thursday was a great example. Rebekah and I …

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