June 2, 2011

Give & Take

Share With Us
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:
Adventist Quotes (profound or spontaneous)
Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)
Camp Meeting Memories (short, humorous, and/or profound anecdotes)
Please send your submissions to Give & Take, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: [email protected]. Please include phone number, city, and state.
Sound Bites
“Life is like a feast. You eat up all you see, do, hear, and say. Be careful what you ‘eat,’ because it is easier to get food poisoning than you think.”
—Jeremy Janke, a student at Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee, Kansas
“Worship is the adoring response of sinners who are saved by grace.”
—Submitted by Brenda Kinkead, Australia
2011 1516 page13 
Adventist Life
“Mickey” Hutchinson gave a colorful children’s story to accompany his sermon on March 12, 2011.  He had the congregation in stitches about some of his escapades while the Seventh-day Adventist church in Claremont, New Hampshire, was being built in the 1950s. To conclude his story, he told us that it was during that time that he learned to balance a broom on his finger and that the secret of balancing a broom is the same as the secret of our Christian life: “Keep your eyes on the top.” So let’s keep our eyes on the Lord!
—Lewis LaClair, Walpole, New Hampshire
On a recent visit to a church in Annapolis, Maryland, I was asked to play piano for beginners’ Sabbath school. In a given moment the teacher passed around small squares of banana bread, giving the children the option of having it with or without butter.
When she came to Brandon, the choice entailed a discussion of who liked butter on what and what he liked with butter. Finally he decided to have butter on his, and the teacher commented, “I guess you just like butter on general principles.” There was a long pause, then Brandon spoke thoughtfully: “I’ve never HAD general principles!”
—A. J. Cassano