A song/prayer for those who miss being together as a church family:
We rise to meet this morning, Lord – with every breath of hope restored/ To move beyond the aching doubt that time apart can bring about/ To resurrect the spark inside us, Father, Son, and Spirit guide us/ Bring us to the place again where songs and prayers affirm “Amen!”/ Bring us as your congregation, responding to Christ’s invitation/ Bring us home, where real love meets us, guides us, knows us, walks beside us/ Thank you, Lord for this new day to love, and learn, and sing, and pray/ Regardless of the way we meet, this fellowship of love is sweet.
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.