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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Opus 2016-321: On the Street: Patterns and Habits

I am getting better at remembering my phone. 

We get used to certain patterns.  I always pat my pocket to see if I have my keys, even when I am at home and just going out for a few moments.  My wife likes to lock doors and I don’t like to be on the wrong side of her security.  I can’t remember when I walked out the door without my keys or wallet.  The phone doesn’t have such a good record.

But I am getting better.  It is becoming a part of my hand or a weight in my pocket.  I am beginning to sense that something is missing.  I had that feeling the other day as I started down the steps to the car.  Something was out of balance.  I had my phone.  I had my wallet.  I had my coffee and lunch.  Then I realized what I was missing was my rolling case with my work in it.  Habits can be good things.

About the time I get used to something they will come up with a new shinny.  It is called progress but I would question that assumption.

homo unius libri


  1. I've always said, "Progress requires change, but not all change is progress." (I get profound like that once in a while.)A lot of change these days is just about someone forcing us to spend more money.

    1. Is that what we call "spending our change"?

      Grace and peace.


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