Author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die” Died

Dave Freeman, co-author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” a travel guide of odd adventures, has died. He was 47. Freeman died last week after falling at his Venice, California home and hitting his head,

“This life is a short journey,” the book says. “How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time?”

The book’s recommendations ranged from the obvious — attending the Academy Awards and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain — to the more obscure — taking a voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and “land diving” on the Island of Vanuatu, which Freeman once called “the original bungee jumping.”

We should enjoy the diversity of the world God has created and not be fearful to explore new things. But if the focus of life becomes collecting exotic adventures, rather than living in genuineness every day, we miss the real joy of living as God designed us.

“What did Jesus do every day?” was the focus of chapel today.  Many of the memorable moments of His life are recorded, but what He did in everyday life shows us the pattern for how to live.

  • Jesus spent time building his inner strength, so that outwardly, he could reveal the nature of God through what he did.

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