Tales from the Great Adventure

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

I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day.

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one …

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As sapient beings, imagined and created in the image of the divine, we are God’s possession. When we return to God, then,via the process of reclamation, the relationship – intended from the foundation of time – is restored.

“I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus said. “Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 NEW LIFE! There really is nothing that testifies to Easter life more eloquently than springtime. That’s why I …

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Each Sunday morning, without fail, laughter, mirth, and the gentle warmth of several hundred people smiling lights up the sanctuary in our church. It’s not that Rebekah and Tim tell jokes, so much as it is a genuine and ebullient spirit that illuminates our communion as a worshipping community. One recurring phrase from Rebekah that …

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