Tales from the Great Adventure

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

So please, not trees kicked to the curb quite yet, no nativity back in the box, and for goodness sake let’s keep those lights shining brightly. And, for those who tend to put Jesus out with the trash like he’s just another disposable ornamentation, how about inviting him into your home to stay? Fact is, that’s exactly the reason he came.

This post is my “wrap-up” from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’ve gone back through the week to share new images that didn’t necessarily fit the previous stories. I’m a writer first, but this kind of vacation tends to communicate best via photographs. There’s a deep tranquility built into the place where the ocean …

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BIRDS and more BIRDS: Today’s photographs come from another snowy day here in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It really is beautiful here in the Piedmont, and the birds are grateful for the feeders. I hope you will enjoy the images. In other news, I’d like to share something from my discipleship class at WFPC. This …

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In many ways, it’s past time to come home. Oh, Rebekah and I have been back in Florida over two weeks now, but I personally spent the last part of January still wandering Egypt, Jordan and Israel in my heart and mind. Today, February 1, for the first time since we returned, I find myself …

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