Showing posts from January, 2017

A guest in our home . . . and I am deeply troubled.

A student from my first semester of full-time teaching is staying in our home tonight. What a joy to welcome him into our home! He was raised in Tulsa, the son of a preacher.  He trained for ministry and for most of the past 18 years he's been a pastor in Texas.  The past several years he has pastored a large, historic Baptist church in Dallas. In the past year, I have seen him almost every week. He has started a new church in Oklahoma City that worships on Saturday and our family has worshipped with this new church nearly every weekend.   He's a trusted friend. I love him.   Since it was the first time he had any reason to stay overnight in our home, in the last minutes before he went off to the bedroom, we had to configure some plans for the morning on who is going where, when and how at what time - with our family routines and when we drive off to work and school. Our guest will be leaving our home earlier than us in the morning to go to the gym, and

Civility and Generosity

Good words: To be fully and authentically human, we must behave with not only civility but also generosity. Civility and generosity go hand-in-hand. Life is a gift – a precious, unmerited miracle. And only when we recognize what a profound gift we’ve been given can we respond with humility. Humility is what prompts us to treat others as we want to be treated. It’s also what compels us to generously pass along the gifts we have received. More at the full blog article . Let's be fully human, civil, generous, and humble! Toward eupan ~ ~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Insight about Silence

Often times we need to simply "be silent" with ourselves - in quietness and tranquility - in order to discover what is most important to our emerging life. Additionally, being silent in the midst of relational strife or conflict is important, too. Silence prepares us to listen to others. At this link from LifeHack.Org is a longer reflection:   Silence Can Solve Problems That Words Cannot. Toward eupan ~ ~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.