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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Opus 2013-399: Firsts: Appleseed Project

What kind of things do your children drag you into?

For some people it is probably soccer practice or a dance recital.  My kids are too old for that so they need to work harder.  This year during the Christmas break my son took me to a workshop of the Appleseed Project.  After two days of hustle I am willing to admit I may be getting too old for some things. 

The goal of the workshop is to teach the basic fundamentals of rifle marksmanship.  They let you use any type of rifle in some of the sessions.  The one we attended was limited to .22 rifles.  The targets are placed 25 yards down range and sized to simulate firing at 100 yards.  The day begins, as all training with firearms begin, with safety.  They repeatedly go over the importance of safety.  It is priority number one. 

The shooting begins with thirteen rounds fired at a target with five targets of differing sizes.  This gives a benchmark to measure the skills learned over the two days.  From there it is two days of loading and firing from different positions.  My son and I had a good time.  He showed his skill.  I demonstrated my lack. 

At my age moving from a prone position to a standing position is hard on the bone and muscles.  I am really stiff but it was a good experience.

Check it out on line if you are interested.  They will work with you on equipment.  One family was a mother and her two children.  I was the oldest but there was quite a mix. 

homo unius libri


  1. Yes, we're getting to the point where we're sometimes "the oldest there." Glad you had a good time. Maybe you should try bench-rest shooting.

    1. Bench-rest shooting is for sissies. That may be why I will use it.

      Grace and peace.


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