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3 Minutes to God

3 Minutes to

God

Shooting CowS…

and 49 other wayS to See

god in your life.

by

Wade Grassedonio

what otherS are Saying

about thiS book:

“3 Minutes to God - Shooting Cows… is brilliant in its simplicity.

Wade Grassedonio uses a blend of hilarious and poignant personal

stories that relate to us while revealing deep insights about God. The

end result is a better understanding of how God wants to work in our

lives on a daily basis.”

Pastor Bil Cornelius, Bil Cornelius TV, Author

“I Dare You to Change”, Lead/Founding

Pastor of Bay Area Fellowship

(one of the 100 largest churches in America)

"Wade is one of the best story tellers I've ever known. He captures

the deeper lessons of life found in every day experiences... and has a

way of making you laugh as you turn every page."

Pete Johnson, Sr. Regional Director for Young Life

“Wade Grassedonio is a professional storyteller. He knows how to tell

a story, make you laugh, and show you the lessons to be learned from

life's ups and downs. He will keep you guessing what happens next

and challenge your heart with the application.”

Thomas Weaver, Pastor, Logos Community Church

“Full of self-deprecating humor, Grassedonio finds evidence of

God’s love—and wit—in both everyday events and outrageous

moments. His insights, as well as this collection of anecdotes, are a

divine gift.”

Shannon Trial, Teacher, Photographer

"Excellent storytelling that takes both humorous and sober approaches

to uncovering profound truths in everyday occurrences. This book

will make you laugh out loud, ponder the sacredness of life, and be in

awe of the mysterious love of God."

Kari Kurz, Young Life Staff

“Heartfelt stories full of inspiration and truths that can be applied to

our everyday lives.”

Tiffany Kayes, Teacher

Copyright © 2011 by Wade Grassedonio

Bigger Picture Publishing, Inc.

3 Minutes To God Shooting Cows…and 49 other ways to see God in your

life!

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted

in any form or by any means without written permission from the author.

Published in Corpus Christi, Texas by Bigger Picture Publishing.

Contents

The Old Snake in the Bed Trick ............................................................... 15

Bicycle Embarrassment .............................................................................. 19

Getting a Facial ............................................................................................ 23

Kicking Waves ............................................................................................. 27

Inventions & Bombs & Prison, Oh My! ................................................. 29

What Is It? .................................................................................................... 33

Teenagers ...................................................................................................... 37

Uh Oh! .......................................................................................................... 39

Shooting Cows ............................................................................................. 43

Seemingly Insignificant............................................................................... 45

Indiana Jones & Those Stinkin’ Snakes ................................................... 47

Squishy Shoes .............................................................................................. 49

Perch & God ................................................................................................ 51

Plane Crash .................................................................................................. 53

Change, Change, Change ........................................................................... 57

Cerebral Palsy and Fishing – What a Combo! ........................................ 59

Beating Lance Armstrong .......................................................................... 61

And Then… ................................................................................................. 65

What Kind of City ...................................................................................... 69

Up & Down, Ugh! ...................................................................................... 71

Riding with the Blue Angels ...................................................................... 73

My Grandfather’s Hand ............................................................................. 79

The Road of Life ........................................................................................ 83

Like a Teenaged Schoolgirl ........................................................................ 85

Everything I know about Women ............................................................ 89

4th of July ...................................................................................................... 91

God Even Visits McDonald’s ................................................................... 95

Stackers & Filers .......................................................................................... 97

The Latin Crowd .......................................................................................101

You’re Big ...................................................................................................103

First Day at Work ......................................................................................105

Ain’t No Way! ............................................................................................109

Dad! Dad? Dad. .........................................................................................111

Hot Pursuit .................................................................................................113

Gifts ............................................................................................................117

40 ..............................................................................................................119

Airports.......................................................................................................121

Can’t Catch a Break ...................................................................................123

FINE!! .........................................................................................................127

Riddle ..........................................................................................................131

Panic Drowning .........................................................................................133

Extreme Makeover Home Improvement .............................................. 137

Tag! ..............................................................................................................139

Lost at Sea ..................................................................................................141

Tragedy to Triumph ..................................................................................145

Ironing ........................................................................................................147

Special Forces ............................................................................................149

I’m Dying ...................................................................................................153

Just Say Thank You! ..................................................................................155

Fist Full of Dollars ...................................................................................159

Almost Shot the Dog, a Cat & My Surfboard ...................................... 163