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Editorial by Jerry Lutz

In today’s tech-reliant world, it can be tougher than ever to focus on something without getting distracted. Some of the wonderful gadgets designed to make our lives easier and keep us constantly connected can be dangerous—and even deadly—when, for instance, one’s attention is on texting instead of on the more pressing matter of driving. Of course, ours is not the first generation to face the challenge of staying on-task. Proverbs 4:25 says, “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you” (NIV). Distraction was apparently a concern back in the days of Solomon too.

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Editorial by Terry Forde

The end of the year has rightly earned the title “the holiday rush.” We are motivated by a strong desire to get everything just right, to get everything ready on time, and to get things completed as the year comes to an end. It is quite easy to get so wrapped up in all the activity that we lose sight of what’s most important about the holiday season to begin with.

And then we remember that one short verse: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

Which is why spending time with your kids doing next to nothing still matters. It’s why catching up with an old friend on the phone for a few minutes is worth the time invested. It’s why the holiday cards that arrive via post or email are worth taking the time to read.

Déclaration du Comité Exécutif de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia 20 novembre 2018.

C’est avec une allégeance sans faillible et un amour pour la mission, le message et les croyances fondamentales de l’Église Adventiste du Septième Jour que nous lançons un appel aux dirigeants de l’Eglise mondiale à reconsidérer le vote issu du Concile Annuel de 2018 qui vise à approuver un document intitulé Respect et pratique  des Actions du Comité Exécutif de la Session de la Conférence générale(CG)".

Story by Seán K. Robinson

Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude to God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us. Our families, relationships, employment, wealth, even successes, all belong to Him. God is the Creator, and He determined that all should live as stewards of His assets.

One of the meaningful gifts God has given is the gift of children, and their spiritual, emotional and physical welfare depends on parents. If you are a parent, think about this question: In the unlikely event of your passing, whom would you choose as the guardian of your children? Where would they live? Who will ensure they attend Adventist schools or even places of worship? Beyond verbalizing the answers to these questions, do you have all of this in writing yet?

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de la Unión de Colombia emitió esta declaración el 20 de noviembre.

Es con inquebrantable lealtad y amor por la misión, el mensaje y las creencias fundamentales de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día que hacemos un llamado a los líderes mundiales para que reconsideren la votación hecha en el Concilio Anual 2018 para aprobar un documento titulado "Respeto y práctica de la Sesión de la Conferencia General (CG) y Acciones del Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia General”.