June 18, 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)
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Camp Meeting Memories (short, humorous, and/or profound anecdotes)
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Church Signs
The Kingsport Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tennessee sits on a hill across the street from a Walmart Supercenter. This photo shows the message on our church signboard on Sabbath, February 19, 2011.
—Karen Cote, Gray, Tennessee

Adventist Life
After our 3-year-old son, Elijah, was stung by bees that had a nest in our mailbox, I promptly destroyed the bees with a killing spray. The next morning, after family worship, my wife, Heidi, said, “Daddy killed all the bees in the mailbox.”  

Elijah quickly asked, “Did the bees die on the cross?”  

Heidi responded, “Oh, no; who died on the cross?” 

With a big smile Elijah said, “Jesus did!”
—Christian Martin, Cadillac, Michigan

Grandpa was visiting his terminally ill wife at Walla Walla General Hospital in Washington when he was informed by the attending physician, a personal friend: “There is nothing more we can do; it is now in the hands of the Lord.”  
Grandpa, retired pastor and conference president John W. Christian I, replied, “Then I will expect a bill only from the Lord.”  
—Shirley Christian-Utt, Angwin, California

This article was published June 21, 2012.