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, June 25, 2018

Opus 2018-153: Baby Talk: Cute

Why do people think babies are so cute?  They don’t have to take them home.

Babies are like those guys demonstrating the cleaning products at the county fair.  It works great and looks easy.  It isn’t.

If you want to know what a baby is like read “Doctor Jeckle and Mr. Hyde.”  That might be a little extreme since the baby can’t roam the streets broadcasting evil but there are parallels.

On the one side you have the public face, the advertizing baby.  When my granddaughter is in that mode she is the cutest, sweetest thing you ever did see.  Big smiles and attempts to share baby wisdom get even mature adults smiling and talking back as if the infant could really understand.  The scrawny neck is stretched out and the head is turning around with wide eyes and chubby cheeks.  It is like a magnet in the sand drawing iron hearts her way.

This bundle of joy can quickly transition into that old cranky boss you once worked for.  The head is hunched down in the shoulders.  If you are lucky, she is asleep but usually you are not lucky.  Either way she looks like Winston Churchill on a bad day.  This is the time when grandparents usually hand them back to daughters and grandfathers go looking for grandmothers.

Watch the crowd dynamic sometime.  If the baby is exhibit A people are drawn in.  If she is exhibit B they are all finding somewhere else to be.  May you never be trapped on an airplane behind, in front of, or beside an exhibit B.

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe I was more blessed than cursed not to have had kids! - lol

    1. It would depend on the time of day whether I agree or not.

      Grace and peace.


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