Give & Take
Think About It
This is the story of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody would not do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
—Author unknown, submitted by Edson Simon, Clackamas, Oregon
This past fall my son Javad came home from school excited about an upcoming field trip to a local farm and pumpkin patch. “Please, come with us! I want you to take care of my classmates and me,” he said. Since he actually remembered to tell me about this ahead of time rather than the day before, I told him I would ask for the day off to go on the trip. He replied, “Ask your boss [Bill Knott] to let you go. If he’s a Christian, he will!”
—Wilona Karimabadi, Ellicott City, Maryland
Sermon In Seven
What motivates sacrifice? Do you agree with this?
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)
Jots and Tittles (church-related tips)
Camp Meeting Memories (short, humorous and/or profound anecdotes)
Favorite (Church) Family Photos (must be high resolution min. 1000 px JPEGs)
Please send your submissions to Give & Take, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include phone number, and city and state from which you are writing.