Share this Post Throughout my growing up years and early adult years I had no family members or friends who were Christians and could give me any spiritual direction, motivation, or encouragement. I just lived my life for many years doing whatever I wanted – which was mainly sin and debauchery. Though I was alone spiritually, I had many worldly … Read More
There have been, on occasion in my life, and I am sure in yours, certain moments in time when a word or group of words cannot be uttered. Oh, we may attempt to muster the effort – maybe even use facial expressions as a type of “visual aid,” but try as we might, words fail us from time to time! In my life it happened twice. My name is Lino Zarrillo, and this is my story.
Share this Post I had bought into the lie that my reason for being here was simply to live life to the fullest…self-gratification. I believed that there were no boundaries or rules… if it felt good, do it. This led to dabbling in many different areas including drugs, alcohol, hypnotism, immorality and the like. But even so, this was not … Read More
Share this Post God first convicted me by leading me to read and be exposed to different sources. These books and tapes challenged everything I had put my faith in. This worked heavy on my heart and soul, and I could no longer ignore everything that I was reading and hearing. I started to feel a void that needed to … Read More
Share this Post Throughout my childhood and into my teen years, I tried to be a “good Catholic.” Even when I married my wife, who is an Episcopalian, we had a “con-celebrated” ceremony with priests from both churches participating. For the next several years, I went through all the right motions and almost never considered becoming inactive or dropping out. … Read More
Share this Post After my father’s death, we moved to Salina, Kansas, and I was enrolled in school. I met a friend, Tony, who began to invite me to visit his church. I refused to visit for several years until in my high school years when I finally gave in. I went partially to get him off my back and … Read More
Share this Post Upon graduating from college, I was concerned about what I was going to do with my life. I moved around, living in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Pottsville, Hazleton, and Allentown, all in Pennsylvania. During this time of my life, I started praying and reading over those highlighted verses. In November, 1983, I was working for a finance … Read More
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