Tales from the Great Adventure

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

 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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Live like you mean it! Because God certainly meant something when we were created! Wednesday my men’s Bible study enjoyed a discussion around the story Jesus told about the guy who buried his talent instead of putting it to work for God (Matthew 25:14-28). We talked about the various gifts God has given us, about …

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What if all Christians lived their faith out loud? if people of faith freely embraced the deep joy of knowing God? and if followers of Jesus let the Good News spill out and all over, without being preachy but just letting love have its way?

This is the day that the Lord has made;     let us rejoice and be glad in it! – Psalm 118:24 This – above – is the view from my study window this morning. Misty, cold, melted snow, leftover slush, the promise of rain, messy. The vista is shrouded in clammy winter cloud, everything drenched with cold …

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  Wow! So yesterday’s post on Trump and Clinton prompted an unprecedented volume of response. Readers seem to be genuinely motivated to think seriously about how we can engage the challenge to be more positive in the throes of such an uncivil election (see, Please consider this about Trump/Clinton). So Friday morning, unaware of the coming tidal wave …

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When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And their eyes were opened. – …

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But you are his chosen people, the King’s priests. You are a holy nation, people who belong to God. He chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He brought you out of the darkness of sin into his wonderful light. In the past you were not a special people,     but now …

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New book on the horizon! I’m very excited! I have just now finished one more complete review/edit/overhaul of my new book, and I’ve ordered a proof copy. If all looks well, then you can look (I hope you look!) for an announcement – along with details – in this space sometime next week! Wrapping up the …

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So this is how my brain works: “Ooooo, It’s Saturday morning; it’s not even seven o’clock; it’s as cold as the summit of Mt Washington outside; the dog won’t even get up. I think I’ll drive to the church for some Bible-study with the guys!” I know! Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But, I’ve got to …

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