You Have a Story to Share

You Have a Story to Share

If you are a living, breathing person, you have a story. The importance for this lies in a deep soul need to share our story and connect with others by hearing their stories. We know the facts of a life. We know date and place of birth. We know names of family members...
Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 3

Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 3

No sane person would say, “I do not want any friends,” but plenty of people who say they have lots of friends have none. I know; I was such a one. You may have many acquaintances and tons of family members, neighbors, co-workers, fellow church members (or if you’re a...
Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 2

Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 2

Pursuing romance is easy compared to the pursuit of friendship. That’s an important observation drawn from my four decades as a pastoral psychotherapist. In America, few people marry whoever just happens to show up in their lives. They date and court, and by and...
Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 1

Friendship as Antidote to Loneliness – Part 1

There’s a famous country song called “Lookin’ for Love in All the Wrong Places.” People spend a lifetime doing just that. This is the first of three articles about what I have learned about looking for love in the right places. At the start, I need to confess that I...
Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

A friend shared recently about how his grandfather and his pregnant wife escaped from Russia before the First World War. I asked him if he had written the story. Writing or recording your story is so important because stories connect us. If your story is not preserved...