I never knew his last name. Like Peter, James, John and Paul, it never seemed to matter. He was no longer young, but in his later eighties. His wife had died and he had been urged into an assisted living care home in Salem, Oregon. Ed walked the aisles, noticing in others an abject loneliness, and set out to do something about it. "Why don't we start a Hymn Sing one evening a week?"
Have you ever had something happen to you that was very inspirational but you're not sure how to share it with others — or even if you should? Maybe an inner voice is telling you, "Don't share that, they'll just think it's silly!" Hesitation sets in and doubt begins to spread. It's the kind of doubt that makes you begin to question the validity of what, at the time, seemed to be a divinely inspired moment. I had such a moment recently.
"Fabulous!" "A foretaste of heavenly beauty!" "What a great experience!" and similar remarks came during the week of Aug. 15–22, as 91 members of various Seventh-day Adventist congregations all across the country found themselves on board the Sapphire Princess cruising the great frontier of Alaska.
En el verano del año 2007, poco antes de que la economía empezara a desacelerar, un representante de la Ciudad de Nampa, Estado de Idaho, buscaba asiduamente al pastor encargado de la Iglesia Adventista Hispana del lugar. Cuando finalmente lo contactó por teléfono, le informó que necesitaba reunirse con él y algunos de los líderes de la congregación a la mayor brevedad posible.
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Belated Reflections on an Editorial
I was just reading Max Torkelsen's editorial in the August 2009 issue of the GLEANER.
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"Pam and I have just completed one of the most amazing experiences of our lives; I must give you a report while our passion is still white hot." So begins an e-mail from John McVay, Walla Walla University president, in which he shares details of a trip to Borneo in August and September.