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, May 4, 2019

Opus 2019-078: Firsts: Air Raid

To you it would have been just another headline.  Rocket Man launched another missile.  Ho, Hum.  The news article said it was short range, meaning a maximum of 120 miles.  I wonder what’s for dinner.

It is a little different when you are on an Air Force base in Japan.  Suddenly the speakers start blaring something about “Real World!  Incoming missile!”  It definitely gets your attention.  Or it would have if they had repeated it a few times.  Our first real clue about what was in the announcement was when the playground across the street suddenly emptied.  There wasn’t much that could be done.  We closed the windows and pulled the shades.  I found out that the best source of information was Facebook.

Although most of the posters were just as confused as we were, we at least knew that something was up.  It was also the first place we knew that there was an “all clear”.  At last Facebook has a reason to exist.  One comment also directed us to a news article about the launch on the internet.  It was a great illustration of government efficiency.  The news article was posted an hour before the alert.  By the time we were told to duck, the missile had been in the ocean for 40 minutes. 

It was an interesting day.  It was a good reminder of what our military and their families go through around the world.

homo unius libri


  1. Sounds like the old maxim, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away."

    1. Except I am not sure what kind of gun you would buy for a Korean missile.

      Grace and peace


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