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 29, 2014

Opus 2014-322: Changing Christmas Traditions, part 9 of 9: Removing the Tree

The wrapping paper went out in the trash the next day.  The celebration goodies are being consumed.  The gifts are put away or being used.  Now comes the big question:  When do we take the tree down and what do we do with it?

The “when” is easy.  We take the tree down whenever my wife says to do so.  It is a tradition that keeps morphing.  Some years we take it down on December 26.  Some years we make it into the new year.

The “what” has become easy.  We simply haul the tree out to the curb.  Eventually the trash people pick it up.  I assume they have some kind of program that takes the trees and makes them into mulch, but it disappears.

Then comes the task of getting all the pine needles out of the carpet and we are on to another year.

Happy New Year.  I hope you had a merry and blessed Christmas.

homo unius libri


  1. Growing up, we always took it down as we watched the parade on New Year's Day.

    1. I can remember living back East and watching the Rose Parade. When I was young, living in the same town, I usually spent the night on the parade route securing a front row seat and then slept through the parade.

      Grace and peace.


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