Messages From My Friend
“Messages from My Friend” is an ongoing collection of real-life experiences about "Making even one life breathe easier", by resolving the daily challenges of: Family, Relationships, Cultural Issues, Joy & Loss, and Inspirational Experiences, while searching for the “True North” of our heart.
My friend's experiences are augmented by the writings of: Shakespeare, Kipling, Emerson the Books of the Bible, "The Book of Virtues", "The Breakthrough Effect", "The Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror, "The Quotable Lewis", "Things That Matter", "The Book of Joy", "The Greatest Generation", "1776", "Signature in the Cell", "Let There be Light", "The Purpose Driven Life", "The Traveler's Gift", "When in Doubt, MAKE BELIEF", etc.
The websites listed under "Other Sources" on the Navigation Bar also provide additional insights & inspiration.
This website's purpose is to open minds, soften hearts, and touch souls to "Make even one life breathe easier", through the common denominator of shared experiences, that often requires "Treating the Imposters of Triumph and Disaster, just the same." (paraphrased)
ONE Blog Post is Published Per Category at the beginning of each month. EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
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January Recent Posts
Four Generations of Singing the ”Pal” Song - My friend’s father sang the “Pal” song to his wife, when she was upset or sad. The song changed her mood. My friend sang that song to each of his 4 children when they were babies, before tucking them into bed. They had a smile on their lips when they fell asleep. He sang it at each of their Wedding Rehearsal Dinners. It was a crowd pleaser. The crowd was hootin’ & hollerin’ in anticipation at his last son’s Rehearsal Dinner, except my friend… (Read More)
When Neighbors Knew Each Other – Back in the day, my friend’s home was on a small Cul de Sac, in a subdivision of families, with children of all ages. Almost everyone knew each other. Through their same schools, or sport teams, or the subdivision’s Olympic Swimming Pool, or tennis courts, etc., the neighbors met & mingled. But nothing was more poignant & profound, than on that One Christmas Night, when… (Read More)
Irrefutable Scientific Evidence Debunking Darwinian Evolution – Most people think that “Evolution” simply means “Change”. They see “Change” everywhere in Nature. And All the school text books are full of “Proofs” of Darwin’s Theory. So, Darwin’s Theory must be True. Not so. Recent irrefutable, scientific, empirical evidence clearly proves all of Darwin’s main suppositions are false or fraudulent. For example... (Read More)
Joy & Loss
A Divorcee’s Response: Life Was Fun Again – My friend attended a seminar that included the Buddhist Tonglen Prayer exercise requiring one participant to breathe in the “Pain” of the other, then breathe out “Joy” to the other. My friend found himself paired with an attractive 30-something woman who spilled out the painful details of her recent divorce. My friend was unprepared for this. He instinctively & intuitively began to provide some comforting Christian statements. The woman asked him to send her a letter with what he just said. The letter contained… (Read More)
Being the Right Man – My friend met with the publisher & author of the book, “The Breakthrough Effect”, which chronicled horrible stories of marital abuse, and the steps to “Breakthrough” to a happy, productive life. One of the steps was to find the “Right Man”, as a 2nd husband. The publisher challenged my friend to write the attributes of the “Right Man”. My friend wrote… (Read More)
The Counter-Intuitive Journey to Experiencing the Presence of God Within Us – Many people succumb to the “Magnetic North” of gratuitous wants, waking up so lost, in a place so dark. Others, seeking the “True North” of our souls’ desire for the companionship of God, settle for the obvious activities of keeping the Commandments, reading Scripture, and doing Good Deeds. Those bromides won’t experience the “Presence of God”” within you. Experiencing God’s Presence is Not achieved by “Keeping. Reading. Doing”. It’s achieved by… (Read More)