Give & Take

Adventist Life

It was a windy Sabbath afternoon in Umatilla, Florida. As pastor and member stood in the parking lot conversing after church, Brother Ron made the following observation: “You know, Pastor, combing your hair in this wind is like trying to gain salvation by works!”

—Albert M. Ellis, Apopka, Florida

During the four months that my daughter Hope was in the hospital, crying became a habit. I tried to be strong for her sake. I bravely held her hand and reassured her that everything was going to be OK, even when I really wasn’t so certain of that myself.

One afternoon I was completely worn out. I needed a quiet place …

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