Give & Take

Adventist Life

Years ago I was driving my mother down the coast of California. We kept seeing signs indicating that the city of San Jose was ahead. Mom spoke up: “You know, I have a cousin in San Jose who I haven’t seen for years.” I asked if she had the address. Mom replied that she did, but it was a very old one.

We went to that address and discovered that the now-widowed cousin still lived there. After Mom and her cousin talked a while, Mom asked, “Your husband was never an Adventist, was he?”

The cousin replied, “Oh, yes! It took 20 years, but, you know, the only reading material I ever permitted in the bathroom was the Review and …

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