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, August 10, 2019

Opus 2019-140: What Are You Missing?

I just finished assembling a purchase from IKEA.  I was successful.  At least I think I was successful.  I had one little part left over.  I hope it was an extra.  If it wasn’t, the item will still function as designed.  I hope.

I am a believer in following directions when I assemble a purchase.  Part of that is a lack of confidence in my ability to wing it.  Part is because I have a feeling that somewhere in the world is a person who knows more about this thing and has worked out the best way to do it right.  I realize there are certain things I could do in a different order.  I don’t think I needed to put the wheels on the bottom when they told me to.  I also believe that I could have left out one or two of the little dowels, like the one left over, and the chest would be strong enough to be useful. 

The big question is “How many dowels can I leave out?”  If I left them all out the chest would skew sideways and collapse.  I could see that, but if I left one out it would only take away one in four and three would probably hold it.  There are other parts that if I left them off the drawers would have had no chance of success.

Do you play those kind of games in life?  Most of us believe that if the speed limit is 55 we are safe going 60.  For us the question is “Will I get a ticket at 61?”  Are you feeling like living on the edge?  Drive 62 MPH. 

homo unius libri

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