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.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Opus 2012-288, Firsts: Happy about Grandchildren?

Out family will be getting together for Thanksgiving.  As usual we will give our kids a hard time about not being married yet.  One of the traditional complaints is that there are no grandchildren.  That may change this year.  For the first time in my life I am glad I do not have any grandchildren.  The anticipation of it happening eventually has been great but after this election I seriously wonder about bringing descendants into a country that would vote so clearly to move toward a socialist state. 

The loss of this election is not really mine.  I am old enough that I may outlast the reservoir of prosperity that has been built up.  I am healthy enough that I may make it through the rationed health care of the future.  I am strong enough that I can keep working.  If I am blessed I will know I am retiring when I hear them dial 911 for me.

My concern is for the future generations, the ones yet unborn.  Those who were old enough to vote and drank the kool-aide can pick their flavor and hope for the best.  It is the unborn that will come into a world that once knew opportunity and liberty.  With the rewriting of the text books they may never know what they missed.

For myself, I continue to live in joy and peace.  God is still on the thrown and still has some surprises for us.  I believe that revival can come.  It has happened in the past, it can happen in the future.  I will continue to participate and agitate, at least until I am locked up.  I will enjoy the sunrise and the rhythm of the rain.  Life is good.  Eternity will be awesome.  It is the waiting that is frustrating.

homo unius libri


  1. My wife's grandmother used to say that she felt like she was living in a strange world (due to her age and the changes she'd seen). I can only imagine what she'd think now.

    1. One advantage of getting older is that you realize you won't live forever. I plan on living in joy now and preparing for the real joy after I am gone. It is good to have the best of both worlds.

      Grace and peace.


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