Whisper a Prayer in the Evening

August 01, 2002 / Pat Benton

It’s 10:45 p.m.

For Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) nurse Becky Saranto, it’s almost routine. But for her patients—many of them in crisis—it’s anything but ordinary.

Tonight, as on hundreds of nights before, Becky visits each of her patients before she signs out, offering them something not found in most medical textbooks—a goodnight prayer.

Blaring Walls & Falling Trumpets?

August 01, 2002

My kindergarten/preschool students in the Sutherlin, Ore., Adventist School just got through marching around the “Walls of Jericho.”

They did it six silent times, then shouted. It’s a great Bible story we adults often regard as childish.

But as my kids marched those seven days, I began wondering what must have been going through the minds of the original marchers.


August 01, 2002

Biblical Abortion?

A Barna Research Group survey is quoted in the July GLEANER, noting "that Americans are comfortable legalizing activities—such as abortion, homosexuality and pornography—that they feel are immoral.”