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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Opus 2013-190: A Devotional for Fathers’ Day

A few days ago I was thinking about my father and his example.  Since Father’s Day was approaching I thought I might pass it on.

I remember one time we were in a place where he had to lead in prayer.  I don’t know how old I was but I was too young to drive.  I was awestruck at how eloquent he was.  I had heard him pray over meals and such but we never had what you would call “family devotions.”  I had never seen this side of him.  He was a self-employed concrete man.  He could build anything that involved cement and he was good at leaning on the hood of his pickup chewing the fat with the customer while we did the grunt labor.  He was not someone you think of as a public speaker.

In Christian circles there are many people assume if you don’t have daily family devotions your kids will all go to hell.  They tend to ignore the evidence before their eyes.  We never had family devotions and yet all four of my father’s son grew up to serve the lord.  I think it is more important that you live a consistent Christian life and model it than to have a daily ritual in our families.  I guess both would be better yet, but if I had to chose I would go for the modeling.

My father lived it and didn’t preach it.  That is preferable to talking the talk without walking the walk.

Happy Father’s Day.

homo unius libri


  1. Once again, you've hit the nail squarely on the head. I think we both must have been blessed to have the fathers we did.

    1. Maybe that is why we are so right about things. We learned it somewhere.

      Grace and peace.

    2. Folks, please don't hate Pumice and I just because we're always right. LOL !


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