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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Opus 2014-306: Changing Christmas Traditions, part 3 of ?: Trimming the Tree

For those who are literal you need to understand that “trimming” means “decorating.”  I think the term comes from the way in which people who used to cut their tree in the forest would then trim the branches to achieve what we consider the “Christmas tree” shape.

Flash back:  This used to be a simple step.  I could sit in a chair drinking hot chocolate while the children did all the work.  The hardest part was recognizing when they had enough on the tree.  When they were young they thought this was fun.  One year they woke up and rebellion arose in the ranks.  “Why do we have to do all the work?”  Those were the good days.

Now:  I did it all.  Let my clarify that.  I did not make any decisions.  I just did all the moving.  I put the big ones where I was told and then moved them to where I should have known they went.

It is done.  The tree is up and lit.

Good job.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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