Sunday, October 25, 2009

Odds & Ends

  • A beautiful Sabbath -- sunny and warm -- but now we're back in the usual murk. (Sigh.)
  • The people who run our local Adventist Community Service Center tell me they're not giving out Thanksgiving food boxes this year -- given the state of our local economy, they'd rather put money into all the other kinds of assistance they offer. Question: how has the recession affected your church's Community Service program?
  • I've been working on the textual notes for a couple of books in the Review & Herald's new study Bible . . . which is not the same as the study Bible they put out featuring comments by Ellen White . . . which should not be confused with the study Bible that's being prepared by the good folk at the Seminary. (Sigh.)
  • And I'll close with this quote from Steve Martin's Born Standing Up: "I learned a lesson: it was easy to be great. Every entertainer has a night when everything is clicking. These nights are accidental and statistical. Like lucky cards in poker, you can count on them occurring over time. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, no matter what the abominable circumstance."

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