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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Opus 2016-136: On the Street: The Gourmet Cash Register

There are times when I am glad I am not a gourmet.  Currently I cannot make coffee at home.  This is forcing me to stop at places that I don’t usually frequent.  When you need coffee, you need coffee.  We have a Starbucks close to our house and although their style is too strong for my delicate palate, I can handle their light roast.  It has some snazzy Starbucks names, but a light roast by any other name, be it O so sweet.... 

The problem is that every time I would drive away from Starbucks with nothing but a plain cup of coffee the cash register in my head would go, “$2.45.  Ouch!  $2.45.  Ouch!  $2.45.  Ouch!...”  I also lack a gourmet’s wallet.  In a moment of tightwad splendor I decided to try the Circle K.  I sampled something called Ipanema Estates.  I was pleasantly surprised.

As I say, I am no gourmet.  That applies to coffee as well as truffles.  I do know a really bad cup of coffee.  I know a really good cup of coffee.  I don’t know that Circle K Imanema Estates is a really good cup of coffee, but it is as good as Starbucks light roast.

And the cash register in my head is dancing, “99 cents.  Yes!”

If you are a coffee snob, live dangerously.  Try Circle K.  (I get no kickback for this endorsement and warn you that business being what it is, the Circle K near you may be using leftover grounds from the local Thai takeout.)

homo unius libri


  1. Remember, Starbucks doesn't want the business of Christians, anyway. The CEO said so.

    1. I guess that makes me spiritual and saves me money. Good job.

      Grace and peace.


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