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 9, 2017

Opus 2017-404: Thanks Thoughts: Fear but no Want

As I was going through my morning ritual I am looking out the dark window into what would be a snowy landscape.  “Would be” because the inside lights make it seem dark outside.  We got snow last night, in Texas.  I doubt if it will last until Christmas.  Is there a song, “I’m Dreaming of a Snowy Day in Advent”?  I didn’t think so.  Hurricanes and floods are so last month.  Now it is snow.  And as I am going through a time of thanking God I touch not only on the beauty of the view but the warmth of my room.

That turned me to all the people in the world who were not warm and safe.  I thought of those who don’t know when their next meal will be available.  I have so much to be thankful for in this advent season.  And the thanks can go back over a lot of years.  The closest to freezing to death was in the blizzard of 78 when Boston was shut down and the power went out for a few days.  I had a time when I had one can of soup on the shelf and was a month behind on my rent.  I have come close to suffering and known the fear it generates, but the power came back on, the church surprised me with a table full of groceries and God provided.

Seventy years of pointless worry and inadequate gratitude.  It helps to keep things in perspective.

homo unius libri


  1. We definitely have a tendency to take things for granted.

    1. You might enjoy what Vincent had to say this morning,

      Grace and peace.


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