Emily Price was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1872. Her family was quite wealthy and she led a privileged life. In 1892, she married a prominent banker named Edwin Main Post. After divorcing him in 1905, she began to take up a career in writing. In 1922, she wrote the book that would make her a household name. Etiquette was considered the quintessential manual for public decorum and has since been updated to the point where the seventeenth edition was published in 2004. There is even an institute that bears her name dedicated to the preservation of manners and etiquette.
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.