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, Inspirational experiences, and Joy & Loss, while searching for the “True North” of our heart. That often requires "Treating the Imposters of Triumph and Disaster, just the same." (paraphrased)
My friend's experiences are augmented by the writings of: Shakespeare, Kipling, Emerson, and 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", etc.
Likewise, the websites listed under "Other Sources" on the Navigation Bar provide additional insights & inspiration.
This website's purpose is to open minds, soften hearts, and touch souls through the common denominator of shared experiences.
One blog post per each category (Family - Relationships - Culture - Joy & Loss - Inspiration - True North) is published at the beginning of each month.
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"COMMENTS" are welcome and easily made at the end of each blog post. Thank You.
March Recent Posts
Family: “The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men…” – When my friend was planning his up-coming Bachelor Party, he wanted to avoid his Friend’s drunken Bachelor Party the previous year. So, he chose his most conservative friend as “Best Man, a conservative German restaurant for dinner & drinks, and just his 5 groomsmen as guests. Hs plan for a sober, good time was perfect. Until the waitress brough one bottle of Champagne, with desert. That bottle was followed by… (Read More)
Relationship: The Benefit of the Caronavirus is… - The outbreak of the Caronavirus has resulted on an intense focus on the preservation of “Life”. We closed our borders, our businesses, and have quarantined ourselves inside our homes, for who knows, how long. All of that is done for our self-preservation. However, when compared to our attitude to the lives of others, we find that… (Read More)
Culture: Science debunks Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – Most people think that the Theory of Evolution simply means “Change”. However, Darwin’s “Theory of Evolution” means very specific “Change”: All living things evolved from a “Common Ancestry”, by many mutations of “Random Chance through Time”, guided by the “Natural Selection” of the “Survival of the Fittest”. Proof of Darwin’s Theory would be the discovery of millions of “Transitional Fossils”. To date, ALL credible Scientific empirical evidence found… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: “Reflection at Time of Passing” – My friend was a Family Counselor at a local cemetery. One day, a father & mother entered his office to make arrangements for their daughter, who died in a tragic airplane crash, 3-days before her Wedding. The mother was sobbing. The father could barely speak. Totally unprepared for their visit, my friend began to say, … (Read More)
Inspiration: A New Look for Lent - Like Christians for centuries, my friend performed the customary 3 Lenten rituals - Repentance. Sacrifice. Almsgiving. He needed to pay homage to Jesus Christ for His suffering & Death on the Redemptive Cross, on Good Friday. When My friend shifted his focus to Easter, he recognized a New Covenant with God, based on Love. So, my friend changed, and (Read More)
True North: A Life of participation – My friend listened to an 11-CD presentation about the Letters of St. Paul, by Richard Rohr. It turned the customary path to salvation by keeping Commandments and doing good deeds, upside down. That’s an impossible burden for any one human to carry. That’s why God became man to acquit all humanity of their sin, and reconcile humanity with God That restored relationship is achieved by a life of participation in the… (Read More)