And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. – 1 John 4:17-18
Okay. So I have a simple (two part) post this Sunday morning:
First, please join us for WFPC’s Facebook Live Feed worship at 10:00. You can connect via our church website or by going directly to the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Facebook page. Rebekah will be preaching on the topic of fear (a popular emotion all around the world right now), and I will be offering a new version of Psalm 23 with the help of my mandolin.
Spring around Wake Forest:
Then, here are some “make you smile” photos from the amazing virtuoso performance that is Wake Forest in the Springtime every year.
A couple of days ago I walked into town to do some banking, and I grabbed a few photos along the way; then – Saturday – I captured some images of the azaleas in our front garden (well, the ones the deer have not yet eaten!).
Enjoy the photos, but don’t forget to stay tuned to this space, as I will be sharing more in response to both worship and my first ever – and likely comical – teaching experience via Zoom (I’ll be using the virtual platform with my Sunday morning adult education class).
These are challenging days, friends, but our God is not only faithful but full of surprises. Who knows what might possibly happen next?
Love, mercy, grace, hope, peace, and promise – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.