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 2, 2014

Opus 2014-296: On the Street: A Rude Awakening

I was forced back on the freeways after a week away.  It was a rude awakening.

After not having to face rush hour in Southern California for a week I had lost the habit of patience.  I don’t think of myself as patient by nature but I acknowledge it as a part of the fruit of the spirit.  Fruit grows and needs to be cultivated.
(Galatians 5:22-23 NASB)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
It is time to remind myself that there are drivers who should have never been let out of their cage.  There are others who are just having a bad day. 

I need to make sure that I do not join them.  I do that by reminding myself every morning that I am going out among the “huddled masses, yearning to breathe free” and who feel like narcissistic driving is listed in the First Amendment.

Keep your eyes open and your reflexes in overdrive.

homo unius libri


  1. The bottom, Pumice, is that most people out there are complete idiots.

    1. What is scary is that they think the same thing about me. Could we all be right? Could it be that I am the problem? Nah....

      Grace and peace


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