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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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Opus 2015-1: Switching from Santa Claus to Father Time

Father Time is a kind of Santa Claus for New Years.  Instead of giving him a list of presents desired, we make a list of resolutions targeted.

As I was reading in Proverbs a few days ago, I came across a passage that I want to be my theme for the year.
(Proverbs 30:7-9 NAS77)  Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die:  Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.
The Bible teaches balance in so many areas of life.  Here is it summed up in “Give me neither poverty nor riches.”

It is so easy to live in extremes.  That is why I think it is easier to be a recovering alcoholic than to be a recovering glutton.  You can live without alcohol.  You cannot live without food.  With alcohol it is total.  You always say “No.”  With food it is a matter of knowing when to stop.  In politics it is easy to take an extreme stand.  On occasion that is warranted.  Often it is not. 

So my goal for the year is to be extreme in my obedience to the Living God and use that obedience to give me balance in other areas.

Have a happy, blessed and balanced New Year.

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.