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.
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.
EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
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October Recent Posts
Family - A Day in Disney World Like No Other - My friend was a frequent visitor to Disney World. He went with his wife before they had any children. Then he went 3 years after each of his 4 children was born, and when they were all over 12 years old. His family always stayed in different, Disney Property Lodging, and always visited all the Theme Parks & Water Attractions. His family visits were always memorable. But None Comparable to “A Day in Disney World Like No Other” … (Read More)
Relationships - 5 Days at the Ponte Vedra” 5 Star Resort – The spectacular Ponte Vedra 5 Star Resort is on the Atlantic Ocean about 20 miles East of Jacksonville Florida. For over 2 decades, my friend's family enjoyed Its spacious, luxurious ocean-front rooms that access wide, white sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. While the golf, tennis, restaurant, and other amenities are equally phenomenal, it’s what my friend’s family experienced on this one occasion that was most memorable…(Read More)
Culture - “Science Debunks Darwin’s Theory of Evolution” – Many people think that “Darwin’s Evolution” simply means “Change”. We see Nature’s changes all around us. But, Darwin’s Theory means very Specific Change: “:All Life descends from a Pool of Common Ancestry hat morphs into Different Species by Random Chance, through time, guided by the Natural Selection of the Survival of the Fittest.” Unfortunately for Darwinian Disciples, recent scientific discoveries have proven ALL of Darwin’s assumptive evidence to be FALSE. (Read More)
Joy & Loss - I Met God. And God said, "My Mercy Is Sufficient". - For hundreds of pages, “Don Quixote” is doing “Good Deeds”. In the last few pages, the author replaces “Good Deeds” with: “Don Quixote” saying, “I met God. And God said, “My Mercy is Sufficient. This dismissal of doing “Good Deeds” is congruent to the “Letters of St. Paul”: “Ladder Theology is Wrong”. A person doesn’t earn his way to Heaven by Keeping Commandments, Doing Good Deeds, or Knowing Scripture. Our Culture demands a reward for doing a good deed. And nothing, for no effort. We must earn what we get. That Principle is counter-intuitive to God’s Mercy. We enjoy God’s Companionship by… (Read More)
Inspiration - “Success Is Not Final. Failure Is Not Fatal” – Winston Churchill – The Successful restoration of our soul’s relationship with God is Not Final. Our flawed humanity will sin, again and again. Nor is our Failure Fatal. No sin, no matter how vile or frequent, can exceed the Forgiveness of the welcoming embrace, of the outstretched arms, of the Redemptive Cross. So, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up. Instead, … (Read More)
True North - “A Love Song to God” – My friend paraphrased Josh Groban’s song, “You Raise Me Up”, with music video scenes from the movie, “The Passion of Christ”. into “A Love song to God”. (The reader simply replaces “God” as the antecedent for the pronoun “You”.) The blog post seamlessly adds a few Biblical attributes of God to the lyrics. The result is a modern-day Psalm, that stirs the soul and takes us to a place that the mundane mind can’t imagine… (Read More)