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Technology has made it easier for us to call for help when needed, and yet, Americans are notorious for not asking for help. Bartimaeus reminds us that calling for help is actually the key to new life!
For material based on today's OT text, see "Job Finds His IDEO," October 29, 2006, at HomileticsOnline.com.
"Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"
You probably have seen this cheesy commercial -- it's been around for years and still runs in various versions today. If you've visited grandma in the assisted-care facility in your neighborhood, and watched some daytime TV with her, chances are you've seen it. You know, it's the one for the push-button device that you wear around your neck that is supposed to summon help if you can't get to the phone. The commercial is aimed primarily at the elderly and disabled, but the senior lady on the floor in the commercial utters her call for help with such campy melodrama, that it became as big a...