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 17, 2014

Opus 2014-309: Changing Christmas Traditions, part 4 of ?: Did You Check the Water?

What is the difference between a Christmas tree and a car?  On a car you check the oil and water, on a tree, just the water.

This becomes an irritating necessity.  Someone has to do it.  It becomes a matter of standing in the family.  We used to tell the kids to do it.  Now I do it.  What does that say about who is in charge?

This year we have an added worry.  The tree is not drinking water.  I think it is because it is fresh and still moist, a good sign.  My wife thinks it is a bad sign.  Why worry.  The tree is dead either way.  The only issue is when it realizes it.

Maybe the cat is adding water each night just to mess with our minds.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. Being a former Christmas tree grower, I cab assure you that trees SHOULD drink a lot of water early on, but then slow down some. HOWEVER, if it ever runs completely out of water, it will form a skin of sap over the cut and seal itself off from any more water, thus killing the tree much quicker. The trick is to NEVER let the water get below the base of the tree.

    1. Thanks Gorges. I don't think I will share that with my wife until next Christmas. It may be that when they performed the "service" of putting the base on they did not cut off th bottom for a fresh surface. I do that at home. You just can't get good help these days.

      Grace and peace.


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