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 22, 2014

Opus 2014-287: New Terms: Thanksgiving Week

I have just begun a week off school for Thanksgiving.  This is the first year we have had the entire week off and I am looking forward to it.  They take the days and add them at the end of the year, but it is worth it.  This year I am determined to make it a Thanksgiving Week instead of just a Thanksgiving day.

I am going to thank people for what they do.  I started this morning at breakfast.  I told the young man behind the counter that I would not see him until after Thanksgiving but let him know that he and the crew were part of what I would be thankful for.  They make my mornings more pleasant and productive.

As I came in the door I saw two of the regulars on their way to their work in the private sector.  I wished them a Happy Thanksgiving and thanked them for paying taxes. 

Get a week focus instead of a day focus.  Later we will work on a daily focus.

homo unius libri


  1. You realize, of course, that the two who you thanked for paying taxes probably now think that you have a screw loose. lol

    1. As I would tell the kids at school, having a screw loose is a requirement to teach middle school. It is on the application. If you check "no" you are not hired.

      Grace and peace.

    2. It's true Gorges, this evil man known as Pumice has told me and my peers that more than once. Little does he know that kids can do many things with a loose screw.


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