January 11, 2012

Give & Take

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We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:

Sound Bites (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 from which you are writing.

2012 1502 page13Herald’s Trumpet
Hi, kids! Herald’s trumpet is once again hidden somewhere in this magazine. If you find it, send a postcard telling us where. Be sure to include your name and address! Then we’ll randomly choose three winning postcards.
In our last contest (Oct. 20, 2011) we had 14 entries! Our three winners were Brett Frasco, from Henderson, Nevada; Hope Griffin, from Clayton, North Carolina; and Mackensie Wheeler, from Calimesa, California. Each received a book from Pacific Press. Where was the trumpet? On pages 22 and 31. (Way to go, Brett, for finding them both.)
If you can find the trumpet this time, send your postcard to Herald’s Trumpet, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600. The prize will be a book from Review and Herald. Look for the three winners’ names in the April 12, 2012, edition of the Adventist Review. Have fun searching and keep trumpeting Jesus’ love—and His second coming!

Sound Bite
“I don’t think people had to take dictionaries with them when they went to hear Jesus.”
—Harold Rich, at the Milton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oregon
Adventist Life
As a little boy growing up, I idolized my 17-year-old brother, even though he played tricks on me, as older brothers will sometimes do. Once he told me to lie down on my back on the ground, double up my legs over my chest, and take hold of my feet. Then he told me that if I stretched my legs up as hard as I could, I could lift myself off the ground. Of course I tried. He told me I needed to practice, and as I got stronger, I’d be able to do it.
As we studied the “great truths” of our Sabbath school lessons this past quarter, it came to me that righteousness by works is just that: trying to lift ourselves off the ground by our own power.
—Bill Wetmore, Cleburne, Texas
When I was working as a missionary in Hong Kong, I played the “Jacob’s Ladder” hymn with my trumpet. I tried to make a different arrangement with a lot of short notes that would sound like a rattle. When I finished, the pastor asked, “Hey, Dr. Santos, what do all those rattlings mean?”
I explained that they represented the angels going up and down the ladder. Then someone in the audience added, “And they go much faster than humans!”
—Hildemar Dos Santos, Loma Linda, California.

This article was published January 19, 2012.