October 21, 2013

Give & Take

Share With Us

We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:

Sound Bites (quotes, profound or spontaneous)

Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)

Camp Meeting Memories (150 words or less)

Jots and Tittles (church-related tips)

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, and city and state from which you are writing.

Sound Bite

“Seventh-day Adventists must proclaim God’s love or our faith will atrophy because of selfishness.”

—Tim Rumble, Akron, Michigan

“Every one of us has something we could give away and
never miss.”

—Hattie Bynum, Community Services leader, at the Smithfield First Seventh-day Adventist Church, Smithfield, North Carolina

Camp Meeting Memories

When I attended a Michigan camp meeting in the 1940s, Fordyce Detamore was one of the speakers with the Voice of Prophecy. He liked to walk the platform trailing a long microphone cable behind him. This was long before wireless microphones. One of the listeners was a young boy, about 8 years old. He leaned over to his mother and said, “Mommy, that dummy runs by electricity.”

—W. L. Parker, The Dalles, Oregon

Adventist Life

Curious, 8-year-old Ella stood by watching as the women washed each other’s feet at church. This was her first experience at an ordinance of humility and Communion service—all the women looked clean to her, and she wondered why they were washing their feet.

Later, as the bread and grape juice were passed out, Ella sat quietly watching but not partaking. She whispered, “Aunt Christine, when do we go home? I’m hungry.” Aunt Christine quickly explained everything after the service.

When the family entered the house after church, Aunt Christine said, “I’ll put dinner on the table right away. We are all hungry.”

“Why are you hungry?” asked Ella. “You had a light lunch at church!”

—Lenna Lee Chase Davidson, Owasso, Oklahoma