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, March 18, 2017

Opus 2017-087: On the Street: The Smell of Failure

I continue to struggle with my weight.  I am not winning.  That is the bad news.  The good news is that I am not even close to giving up.  I have been here before but usually when I reach my goal on weight loss I just start eating again.  I am sure that if weight is a problem, you have been there with me.  I am still in the battle.

That doesn’t mean that the smell of bacon and cheese has stopped calling to me.  Oh, the temptations of breakfast.  As I walk down the aisle with my piece of bread and coffee I can smell all the good stuff being prepared a few feet away.  Surely it won’t hurt if I indulge myself today.  Just one day won’t make a difference, right?  Wrong.

I look at my piece of bread and smell the bacon.  I enjoy the smell but I call up the vision of a needle dripping insulin.  That is my future if I give in to my appetite. 

The Battle of the Bulge continues.  I don’t claim to be as heroic as the men who fought that in World War II but if I fail my destiny is just as final.

homo unius libri


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    1. I guess I could look at it that as long as I can smell bacon I am still alive.

      Grace and peace


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