July 25, 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)

2011 1521 page13Please 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.
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Sound Bite
“In these days people turn to Facebook, forgetting that one day they will have to face the Book.” 
?—Pastor John Lomacang of the West Frankfort, Illinois, Seventh-day Adventist Church, in a sermon on the Second Coming of Jesus.
Adventist Life
When two of our grandchildren, Joel and Lisa, were about 4 and 7 years old, respectively, my dear wife—now asleep in Jesus—used to read Bible stories and sing to them.
On one particular occasion she sang, “Jesus loves me! this I know . . .” When it came to the hearty chorus, “Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!” little Joel, listening intently (and as if not wanting to be left out), chimed in the sweetest words: “Me too, Grandma!”
 —Cliff Drieberg, British Columbia, Canada
Barry C. Black, sixty-second chaplain of the United States Senate, recently spoke at the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. One of his titles was “Bring in the Fruit,” based on the story registered in Mark 12 of the vineyard owner and the renters of his vineyard. Black pointed out that no matter what our possessions are, we are still only renters on this earth. On my way home from church I noticed a yard sign, “Rent to Own,” and it brought into mind the Bible verses that say, “Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” and “In my Father’s house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you . . . ” 
I love those promises and call that “renting to own”!
—Patricia DeCamp, Mission, Kansas