August 20, 2012

Give & Take

Let’s Pray
Have a prayer need? Have a few free minutes? Each Wednesday morning at 8:15 EDT the Adventist Review staff meets to pray for people—children, parents, friends, coworkers. Send your prayer requests and, if possible, pray with us on Wednesday mornings. Send requests to: Let’s Pray, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: [email protected].

2012 1524 page13Poem
I gave the Lord my yesterdays;
That’s what His love demands.
I gave Him my tomorrows;
They’re safe within His hands.
 My past mistakes, regrets, and fears
 He’s taken all away.
 In exchange He gave to me
A precious brand-new day. 
—Marcia Mollenkopf, Klamath Falls, Oregon, written for a women’s ministries group

Sound Bite
“People will not often remember what you said, but they will remember
how you made them feel.”
—Pastor Lonnie Melashenko, former Voice of Prophecy speaker, during the June 2012 Mountain View Conference Camp Meeting in West Virginia

2012 1524 page13Adventist Life
As told at the funeral of an Adventist physician: 
As he was rushing, speeding in his car to the hospital emergency room in response to a call, the physician looked in his rearview mirror and saw the flashing red lights of a law-enforcement officer. Thinking quickly, the physician reached for his stethoscope and dangled it out his car window, and kept on driving. 

Very soon the physician noticed the officer had pulled alongside him, dangling a pair of handcuffs out the window of his patrol car. Needless to say, this had the desired effect; the physician promptly stopped.
—Linbrook Barker, Riverside, California

My husband was on the platform in our small church on a recent Sabbath. He wanted to help all those attending feel welcome. He first noted that a number of our regular members were absent to attend an academy graduation. Next he welcomed visitors in the congregation whom he recognized since they had worshipped with us on previous Sabbaths. His next words were “I also see some strange faces today . . .”
—Bonnie Fields, Parma, Idaho