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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Opus 2014-302:  Ode to Old:  Is This the One?

I have a pain in the neck and, no, I don’t mean my students at school.

I have a pain in my gut.

I am dropping things more often.

I am stumbling more often.

Each time something happens I ask myself, “Is this the one?”  I mean of course, is this the beginning of a physical problem that could bring me down?  The first notice some people have of heart attacks is a pain in the left arm.  The whisper of cancer can be indigestion.  Minor disorientation can be a stroke.  Shortness of breath can be clogged arteries.  Craving pickles can be a sign of pregnancy. 

Maybe I got carried away on that last one.

When you get to my age you can get concerned about a lot of things.  The body is wearing out.  The warranties are not renewable.  I am aware of that and okay with it.

You see, I am ready to go.  I am almost to my allotted three score and ten.  My children are grown and independent.  My wife will have my retirement.  I have trusted in Christ and have an assurance of eternal life.  I am not worried about any library books I may have checked out or whether I remembered to start the dish washer.

So bring it on.  Life is good and after life will be better.

homo unius libri


  1. Personally, I'm looking forward to the promised new body. One that moves faster than Tim Conway's Little Old Man and the joints don't creak and hurt.

  2. That is certainly me when I get up. So far the good news is that I gradually speed up as I walk across the house. By the time I have had some coffee and some worship I have a bounce in my step.

    Of course after work it is back to the shuffle.

    Grace and peace


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