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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Opus 2016-102: Ode to Old: The Exciting Prospect of Oatmeal

Will I still enjoy oatmeal when I retire?  This is a real question and bigger than you might think.

Now it is a luxury for weekends when I have the time to prepare it.  The kind I like takes ten minutes to cook.  Sometimes I mix in ground cinnamon.  Sometimes I eat it straight.  It is a holiday pleasure.

What happens when I eat it because it is cheap instead of because it is good?  What happens when I have time on my hands so I eat it every morning.  Will I get bored with it?

Many times in life it is the contrasts and delayed gratification that make the pleasure.  I enjoy my weekends because I get up and go to work five days a week.  I have had Saturdays when I rose before my regular time and began to worship and study.  It was not a burden because I did not have an alarm going off in my ear.  With retirement that will change.

I look forward to the adjustment.  It will be a challenge to keep the edge on my mind.  If I keep posting you will know if I am losing it before I do.

homo unius libri


  1. My great aunt used to cook it and let it set-up in cereal bowls. The next morning, she'd chop it up some with a spoon and put a little sugar and milk on it. That's the way I like oatmeal. I STILL don't care for it much warm.

    1. That gives me an excuse to make a double batch. I am guessing that it might be cool enough in the evening for a late snack.

      Grace and peace.


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