Nancy J. Vyhmeister

Nancy J. Vyhmeister, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of mission at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

​Be Like Jesus

There, mused Sue with satisfaction. This lemon pie ought to let Tom know I’m really sorry I was so unreasonable this morning. It’s my best recipe, and it turned out perfectly.

Coming in from work a few minutes later, Tom saw the pie cooling on the kitchen counter. “Not again, not another lemon pie,” he muttered under his breath. He guessed correctly that Sue was saying she was sorry, but wondered why she couldn’t have said it in a different way. After all, he was on a diet. And his favorite pie was apple!

“Well done, Pete,” Dad announced, congratulating his son for having graduated from the eighth grade. “Now, Mother and I …

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