May 14, 2012

Give & Take

Sound Bites
“While man failed utterly in his attempts to become as God, God succeeded completely in becoming man—and in this is the solution to our hopelessness.”
—Dennis Farley, in a sermon titled “It All Started in the Garden,” at the Stoneham Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Massachusetts
Adventist Life
2012 1514 page13What you read, is not what I understood!
I paused in the hallway just outside an open door. Inside, prayer meeting was in progress. As I listened I heard the pastor read about the importance of ventilation and sunlight from page 274 of The Ministry of Healing: “So far as possible, all buildings intended for human habitation should be placed on high, well-drained ground. This will ensure a dry site and prevent the danger of disease from dampness and miasma.”
In a split second a woman launched into an extended comment:  “My asthma really gets bad this time of year and . . .” 
—Glen G. Gessele, Gaston, Oregon

One Thursday morning this past March I said to Seth, my 6-year-old son, “What’s your memory verse?”
Seth answered, “For God so loved the world he gave his only forgotten son.”
“No,” I said. “It’s ‘begotten.’ ”
“That doesn’t even make sense” was the reply. So I explained.
—Carol Jednaszewski, Takoma Park, Maryland

Share With Us
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:
Sound Bites (profound or spontaneous)
Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)
Jots and Tittles (church-related tips)
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.
This article was published May 17, 2012.