January 13, 2014

Give & Take

Adventist Life

My mother had been Ingathering during the day in Liberal, Kansas. The businesspeople had been generous in their giving, and my mother had said “Thank you” many times that day.

As evening approached she rushed home to start the milking in our little dairy. Needing a cow to move its foot, my mother said, “Hoist,” which it did. My mother immediately replied, without thinking, “Thank you!”

—JoAnn Follett Wirt, Puyallup, Washington

In 1939 our family was all gathered at Grandpa and Grandma’s house for dinner. The food was being passed around, and my cousin Jimmie was next in line for the delicious gluten steaks my grandmother had made. He took some to try since he’d never had them before. He tasted a bite and asked, “Grandma, what kind of meat is this?”

“Oh, Jimmie,” she answered, “That’s Adventist steak.”

A few seconds went by, and a concerned Jimmie replied, “Grandma, who killed the Adventist?”

We all had a few chuckles, Grandma explained, and we went on with our tasty meal.

—Clint Paxton, Salem, Oregon

Sound Bite

“A God who doesn’t have wrath is a God who doesn’t care.”

—Yvon Caza, during his sermon on November 23, 2013, at the Ponoka Seventh-day Adventist Church in Alberta, Canada

“The Sabbath is family time because God is the Father.”

—Jim Mamanua, in his sermon on the “Unrecognized Savior,” at the Seventh-day Adventist Community Church in Singapore, on October 8, 2005

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.