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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Opus 2014-74: Boom Goes the Earth

I think earthquakes are a hoot.

I must confess that I have never been hurt by one and never lost a loved one.  I have never had financial loss or seen ugliness.  I have seen panic and reactions that are a bit extreme.

Last night I got another ride.  I was sitting, minding my own business when there was a rumbling, a boom and the chair I was in started rocking.  The lights flickered off and back on.  I remember worrying about my drink spilling as the soda sloshed.  As the rocking diminished, I stood up and started toward a doorway.  The floor was still moving. 

Then all too soon it was over.  I looked outside.  The street lights still seemed to be working.  The world had not stopped.  We talked about it a few minutes and went back to what we were doing. 

You can have your blizzards, tornadoes, floods and tidal waves.  I will miss the earthquakes when I am finally able to get out of California.

homo unius libri


  1. Don't worry, you can find them anywhere, even here in West Virginia, there's just fewer of them.

    1. Why does that not make me feel better?

      Grace and peace.


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