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“In order to ‘get over’ ourselves, we need to have God over us.”
—Pastor Joe Strock, in his January 21, 2012, sermon on becoming less self-centered and more God-centered, at the Sunnyvale Seventh-day Adventist Church in California
The time had come for me to make the difficult decision to give up driving and dispose of my vintage automobile. When the man came to look it over, he was impressed with the low mileage on such an old car.
“Yes,” I said. “I’m like the little old lady from Pasadena, who drove her car only to church on Sunday.” He smiled. I continued, “But I’m not from Pasadena, and I go to church on Saturdays.” He smiled again.
—Margaret L. Heslop, Lincoln, Nebraska
With frosty crowns on their beautiful heads
Proud daffodils bend low,
While shivering little crocuses
Peek through a mantle of snow.
Pussy willows, adorned in bonnets ?of ice,
Are glad for their furry coats.
The robins, in chilly wonderment,
Have silenced their springtime notes.
Forsythia is in elegant style
With shimmering, lacy tresses;
Bewildered tulips try to keep warm
Beneath their snowy dresses.
The Creator of all is not worried,
For it’s only the season’s last fling.
Today feels the cold blast of winter,
But tomorrow shows promise of spring.
—Edith Padfield Galambos, Hamburg, Pennsylvania
This article was published March 15, 2012.