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.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Opus 2018-001: It Starts

Texans like to shoot guns to welcome the new year.  They started around 9:30 and kept it up until after midnight.  Some of it may have been fireworks, Texas opens up their fireworks stands for New Years, but the spacing of someone pulling the trigger on a semi-automatic is different than firecrackers.  The only reason I know they kept celebrating was because they continually woke me up.

When I checked the weather it reported in the low 20's.  I toured the property to make sure everything was still secure.  After returning I could feel that the wind had been moving my face toward the unhealthy state.  I won’t get dramatic and claim “almost freezing” or “on the edge of frostbite”, but the skin was burning a little for a few minutes as I warmed up.  I was born and raised in California, my military service was in Vietnam and I am not used to this.  It is worth it being away from the Left Coast.

I expect to see the sun in the next few days.

Happy New Year.

homo unius libri


  1. How much ground do you have, Pumice?

    1. Slightly over 2 acres, about the size of your back yard.

      Grace and peace

  2. If you did what Texans did in California to ring in the New Year, you'd be in thrown into the slammer for endangering the climate. How lucky you must be.

    1. Let me point out that I was not shooting into the air. Gravity still applies, even in Texas. What goes up will come down.

      And yes, I am lucky.

      Stay safe.

      Grace and peace.


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