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.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Opus 2012-92, Death and Taxes

I have not posted in the last week.  I only have a few windows in which my time and energy comes together and it seems like every time I have been getting my focus someone has needed my time and attention.  I have had to keep reminding myself that writing a blog is recreation, not required. 

One of the distractions has been a number of deaths in the family.  I am currently in a motel room waiting for everyone else to wake up and get moving as we proceed to a service for my mother in law.  I lost an  aunt about the same time and an uncle a few days ago.  At church there have also been people who have died.

Most have been believers so it is a mixed bag of emotions.  The separation and loss are real but the hope that the resurrection gives mellows the heart.  My mother in law had been sinking into dementia.  In her lucid moments she kept wondering how long the Lord was going to wait to take her.  We all believe she is rejoicing today.

I hope you share that assurance.

Death at tax time is symbolic that of the two we only have to worry about taxes.

homo unius libri


  1. Death doesn't bother me, since I know where I'm going. It's the process that concerns me!

    1. I would say that sums it up pretty well.

      Grace and peace.


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