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, December 31, 2012

Opus 2012-333, Ode to Old: Paperbacks

I find myself buying paper back books instead of hard bound.  Unless they are books that my children are interested in owning, it is a waste of money.  I won’t live long enough to get the full value out of them.  This is not a note of depression or despair, just a logical observation.

I am asking myself if I really need to buy that new pair of shoes.  I have a pair of boots I have had for at least 20 years.  My other shoes last for years.  How many pair will I wear out before I take the long walk?

I am much more selective of new technologies.  My kids got me a smart phone.  I am spending some time with it but the plethora of aps don’t get me too excited.  Why find six new ways to do something when the original way worked just fine?  I am not in love with the new just because it is new.  I appreciate the productive.  I put a new radio in my car.  It has an auxiliary plug-in and a USB port.  I am finding that I can do great things with my I-pod and with flash drives.  I don’t think I will try to find out the Blue-Tooth connection even though my new phone is capable of it.  Why bother?  I don’t like to talk on the phone.  Why would I try for another interruption of life.  One benefit of driving as opposed to mass transit is the sense of privacy.

I am sure that other adaptations will take place as I slowly accept the reality of getting old.  I am actually in better health than I was ten years ago thanks to losing a lot of weight.  I hope to keep learning and adapting to life as it comes to me.

I am ready to go but not planning on it.

Here is to many more December 31's

Happy New Year.

homo unius libri


  1. I heard some one say that he's getting to the age where he doesn't buy green bananas. Happy and prosperous New Year to you.

  2. I thought green bananas were the best kind. May I live long enough to learn better.

    The best to you this new year.

    Grace and peace.


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