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, December 21, 2012

Opus 2012-322, Christmas Begins at 1:30

As I look at Friday I am reminded again of how good we teachers have it.  First, I get to go home two hours early today.  Following going home I have two weeks that I do not need to set an alarm clock except for Sunday in case I don’t wake up like normal.  Did you get that?  Two weeks off.  Over Christmas and New Years. 

That is as much vacation as most working people get in an entire year. 

I am aware of that.  I don’t know if most teachers think about it.  I don’t feel guilty.  If people are too lazy to home school and too ________ to enroll in a private school, I will step into the gap.  I want to thank all of you who are working, paying taxes and providing for me and my family.  Really, thank you.  That is not offered as sarcasm.  I am truly grateful.

Teaching has its down sides.  Everyone wants more money.  That is part of human nature, but when you consider the pay, benefits and time off, it isn’t a bad gig.  One requirement is liking weird adolescents.  If you don’t like the age it is torture.

Having said that I again urge you to never vote for a tax increase for education.  There is so much waste in the system and so little accountability that we would be embarrassed if most of us were not in the pocket of the Democratic party.

There are a few of us who have common sense and an awareness of the values that built America.  We will continue to soldier on.

Meanwhile, Merry Christmas.  I hope the season brings you joy and an awareness of the meaning of Emmanuel.

homo unius libri


  1. Merry Christmas, and enjoy your time off!

  2. Thank you, I shall. Guilt only goes so far. I hope to do some writing in between listening to my children, counting my blessings and taking naps.

    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.