Tales from the Great Adventure

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

The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future – all brought together in the context of extravagant love.

Thanks to our Richmond family, “Christmas Day Two” turned out to be a much more exuberant gift exchange. At five and three, David and Beks are the most precious, precocious, priceless of children, and they have already learned both to give and receive with unusual grace.

the more years I spend on this planet, the more likely I am to err on the side of grace rather than judgment. We all walk a tightrope of indecision sometimes, and if I am going to make a mistake – which is likely – then I would rather err on the side of grace.

Sometimes a picture just sits there looking at you, waiting to be recorded, and all that is left to do is to grab some kind of a camera and capture the image. That’s why I often say that great photography is as much about paying attention as it is anything else. Photography is all about …

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