They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God. Acts 16:31-34
I often say that a good Sunday in church is the best preparation for a great experience the other six days of your week. Today I’ll add that a Sunday when we celebrate a baptism front-loads even more light and goodness into the equation.
Having missed last Sunday morning with Rebekah in the cardiac ICU (read “Adventures in Health Care” for the details), followed up with a week of recovery and working from home, worshipping with our WFPC church family – in a CLC filled with joy and praise – provided both inspiration and restoration.
Belief and commitment at this level is life transformational. Putting faith into practice from day to day is the most effective way there is to live a fully engaged, meaningful, light-saturated life.
Peace and promise – today and every day – 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.