Tales from the Great Adventure

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

This morning I’m tired. Very tired. It’s a long story, and one day I’ll share the whole thing. Let’s just say it started in England, early one morning in 1974, when my dad dropped a tray of hot tea on the stairs (I think it was 1974), and then the story worked its way forward …

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On a lighter note today (read my initial thoughts about the government shutdown in yesterday’s post), I’m going to write about feeling settled and “at home” here in North Carolina. Looking back, I lived in Florida 35 of the 37 years between 1976 and 2013. For Rebekah it was 43 of the past 46 (1967-2013). …

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I am not handy. Not even a little bit. However, at the same time I am disinclined to pay through the nose to have something installed that can – potentially – be accomplished by following 28-pages of directions (so long as it involves neither plumbing nor electricity). Consequently, the new Murphy bed that arrived last …

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The psalmist wrote, “Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.” (Psalm 31:5) ADVENTURE! Throughout this Great New Adventure, Rebekah and I are both enjoying a profound affirmation of God’s faithfulness. There really is a sense of “Into our hands we commit our spirits,” and the sense of total dependence …

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give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) This morning’s word is, quite simply, “gratitude.” Long story short: Yesterday, the final piece of the complex puzzle that is home-buying and selling fell into place. I’ll give more details in a post where I have enough …

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I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6) …

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