Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Opus 38, Unexpected Spam

Every once in awhile I come across a gift idea that sets a new record for the question, “Who thought this up anyway?”  We had one of those this year.  If this is one of your favorites, you have my apologies.  And sympathy.  This year my daughter gave my son some Macadamia Nuts with Spam.  Yes you heard right:  Spam flavored macadamia nuts.

If you are from the mainland you won’t understand.  Spam is like the Official State Food of Hawaii.  If you go to Wal-Mart you will see pallets of it in the aisles.  If you go to a large grocery store you will find a dozen different flavors of Spam, so in a sense it is not surprise.  In fact this treat was purchased in Hawaii.  I think every other state has laws against such things.

Always ready for new experiences, I tried one.  It was everything you would expect:  Unique, memorable, disgusting, revolting.  It was kind of a combination of Vienna sausage and deviled ham.  Always learning from my new experiences, I did not need to try a second nut.  The label calls it a “classic flavor,” but remember in Hawaii, poi is also a classic flavor.

I looked inside three days after Christmas and they don’t seem to be going away.  Unlike the Christmas cookies they almost seem to be multiplying.  Remember the widow in the Old Testament who had her flour and oil replenished?  I think we have another miracle here.  Either that or no one is eating them.

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