“Take heart! I have overcome the world!” (82 hours on a Greyhound, and other memories)

“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – Jesus, John 16:32-33

Just for a change of pace, here is today’s chapter from the Lenten devotional book, Reaching Toward Easter. Doing this recording makes me want to talk to my publisher about reading for my own audio books. Or maybe a straightforward podcast would do just as well?

So sit back and listen for a change – leave the reading to me. This is one of my favorite sections from one of my favorite books.

Remember the words of Jesus: “Take heart! I have overcome the world!”

– DEREK

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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.

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