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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Opus 2018-060: Ode to Old: Wear Out or Rust Out

Part of my daily ritual involves praying for friends and family.  When is comes to some of my friends I find myself asking for health and mental clarity.  To young people those may not be a big deal but when you memory is starting to get hiccups and you body is past its prime they are important considerations.

At what age do we accept that we are getting old and wearing out?  Maybe never.  Someone said they would rather burn out that rust out.  Possibly we can keep going until, wham, it is over.  I accept the fact that I am getting old.  The body keeps ticking.  The first few steps each morning are an exercise in relearning and rebooting but so far I am moving well by the time I get to the coffee pot. 

As for the mental thing, someone else will need to tell me when that time comes.  I pray that I have the grace to accept it when they take my keys and I hope I don’t notice when they lock the door.

homo unius libri


  1. I often ask the Lord to let me live until I die. I'm sure you know what I mean.

    1. I am trying to look at is as keeping in practice for growing after I die.

      Grae and peace


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