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 20, 2011

Opus 2011-361, Crazy Like a Parent

Our children have been able to arrange their schedules to be home for Christmas.  My son and I were discussing some of the lines I use at school.  For instance, when the kids tell me I am crazy, I tell them it is required for the job.  “In fact,” I tell them, “they have a box on the application which asks, ‘Are you crazy?’  If you don’t check it ‘yes’ they won’t hire you.”

I also tell them that I have hope for them because when my son was their age I tried to take him back to the hospital for a refund and he turned out fine. 

To that my son commented, “It might have had to do with parenting skills.” 

How can you argue with that.  But not being willing to let him have the last word I said, “Yeah, we had bad cop, good cop.”

Not being willing to let me get that last word (after all, I trained him) he observed, “Actually it was bad cop, worse cop.”

I can live with that.

homo unius libri


  1. you are invited to follow my blog

  2. Welcome. I follow you from my other blog, Perpetual Proverbs.

    Grace and peace.

  3. Same requirement needed, doesn't matter where you teach. If you're not crazy when you start, you soon become crazy. My colleague, the Italian leprechaun, tells the children that his real name is A B Normal.

  4. Phillip,

    Which is worse in our modern society, average or normal? I know I am not the first and hope I am not the second.

    Grace and peace.


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