by Kay D. Rizzo

December 11

Running With the Bulls

I am now giving you the choice between life and death, ... and I will call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life. Deuteronomy 30:19, TEV.

I‘ve heard of people doing stupid things, but each year in a small Spanish city bulls run loose down the middle of the streets. To prove their bravery, grown men risk their lives to run with these terrified, stampeding creatures.

On December 11, 1846, one of the most unusual battles in military history occurred. A battalion of U.S. soldiers, camping along the San Pedro River in Arizona, were attacked by a herd of wild, longhorn bulls. After 45 minutes of battle, men and mules were injured; wagons were damaged. Several of the bulls had to be shot and killed.

It’s one thing to defend yourself against a herd of maraud­ing bulls, but quite another to risk your life to “prove” you’re tough or cool. Nothing good is ever proved by doing some­thing dangerous, whether it be playing “chicken” on the high­way, chugging alcohol, or having sex before marriage.

On the contrary, it takes a strong man to make a wise choice when those around him are acting stupid. It takes a courageous woman to refuse to risk her life and her future by saying no to friends who don’t seem to be smart enough to see past the thrill of the moment.

“Popsicles, Black Holes & Burnt Toast” - Kay Rizzo


About "Popsicles, Black Holes and Burnt Toast"

So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, havent lost my temper, havent been greedy, grumpy, or nasty. But in a few minutes, God, Im going to get out of bed, and from then on Im going to need more help. If your morning is anything like that, then start it out right with a revelation from Rizzo. She always has something new to say about God. It wont take long, but the smile in your heart will last the day. You'll encounter eggs that explode and missiles that dont. You'll meet Cha-Cha, the parrot that learned how to order the dog to bring in the cows, then take them back to pasture againover and over. And that's just the first two weeks! The rest of the book really is out of this world, with tales of triumph and tragedy, and stories terrestrial and extraterrestrial.
Kay Rizzo

Kay resides with her husband and business partner, Richard, in California's San Joaquin Valley. Her greatest riches include her hubby of 40+ years; her two daughters, two sons-in law, two grandsons and a cat named Pepsi.