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, November 8, 2014

Opus 2014-277: Grid Lock-out

We are living off grid.

It wasn’t planned that way, at least not by us.  The guys in the power company trucks say we were warned by mail.  The electricity went off around 9:00 A.M. and will not come back on until 5:00.  This is one of those low level events that are good preparation for a real disaster.

It makes me think of another reason for being prepared:  Monopoly created crisis.  Here it is the power company.  Tomorrow it might be the water company.  The government could strike at any time. 

It is interesting to me that they are doing this in a residential neighborhood on a weekend.  It would seem more considerate to do residential on week days and business on weekends.  I guess monopolies don’t need to worry about their public image.

What is really irritating is that this takes out my internet and I left my smart phone with its hot spot at work.

I know, I know:  First World Problems.

I guess in this crisis I might go shopping.

homo unius libri


  1. Sounds to me like a good excuse to break out a book or a puzzle.

    1. My wife had a yard sale planned so it worked for her. The problem is that the power didn't come on until 7:00 and the sun went down at 5:00. We broke out the candles and oil lamps.

      Grace and peace.


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