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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Opus 2011-223, Links: Dog Days

One of the benefits of reading some blogs is that they give the Holy Spirit a chance to speak.  I read and enjoy and in the midst of the reading my mind takes off on a tangent.  Georges Grouse did that for me in his post called “Dog Days.”  You might want to read it if you have not done so, but he made me think of getting rid of wasps and hornets.  I was forced to take that action recently.  Bees I consider friends or at least believers in peaceful co-existence.  Wasps and hornets are the terrorists of the insect world.

I believe in reading directions.  This is doubly true when dealing with vicious insects.  The can I held in my hand said you get them when they are sleeping.  I knew that but I wanted to be reminded.  So I followed the directions.  It must have worked because I lived to tell about it.  I have memories of those cartoons with clouds of angry creatures following Elmer Fudd.

Satan seems to have read the can.  He knows that the best way to get to God’s people is to get them to go to sleep or at least be dormant.  He does everything he can to get us that way.  We often help.  When we are on mental recess he works to water down what little awareness we have left.  He tells us that sin is cultural conditioning, not God defined.  He tells us that words are not important.  He tells us that a loving God would not act the way the Bible says He will act.

This works in politics too.  We get agitated but the ruling classes know that if they can wait it out our attention will turn to the weather or sports very soon. 

Be alert.  Be aware.  Read the Book and think about what it says.  Compare what it says to every event that faces you.  The drive home isn’t over until you pull into the driveway.

homo unius libri


  1. Another good post, Pumice. And may I add what excellent taste you have in the blogs you read? Thanks for the link. Bless you.

  2. Think of it as must another example of following your good example.

    Grace and peace.

  3. Time is all we have till we have no more.You really put the power of the light into all that you do.I like that because without the power of the light there can be no way to see.You feel for the good things in life. I feel for the good things in life. This is real!And in time I'm sure that your blogs will touch someone in need of true understanding and help them over come the darkside.Please keep it up for all of us looking to enbetter humanity-thanks from EISENGON SCIFY.

  4. Eisengon,

    Thanks for the comment. I always remember that the light of the world is Jesus and try to shine that on all that I read and hear.

    Sorry to take so long to get back to you.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.