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 9, 2014

Opus 2014-301: Changing Christmas Traditions, part 2 of ?: It Cost How Much?

Flash back 35 years.  We had no children yet.  We also had no money.  We would go to the Christmas tree lots and look for the clearance section.  I remember one year we got a tree that only had one side.  It didn’t matter really, you never look at the back side anyway.  We called these Charlie Brown trees.  They were pathetic but lovable, at least when looked at through the eyes of our budget.

Flashback 20 years.  For some reason we spent Christmas in a time share exchange.  We arrived the day before Christmas and set out to look for a tree.  By the time we got to a town that sold them the lots were closed and people had gone home to be with their families.  It was dark and cold.  So we picked one out, loaded it on our car and headed back to the condo.  We did put money in an envelope and slide it under the door but we were not sure if the police would understand.  It was the year we “stole” our tree.

Today.  I didn’t even ask how much the tree cost.  My wife has developed a habit of saying, “Life’s too short” when I get too nosey and things are too expensive.

So now we have a paid-for tree.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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