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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Opus 2019-160: Baby Talk: One Part Observation

Grandparenting is often a hands-off type of experience.  It is one part observation, maybe more than one part.

Recently my daughter sent some photos.  She does this from time to time.  Never enough but more than I deserve.  The latest brought a smile to my face when I wasn’t even looking at them.  If you are a grandparent you know what I mean.  If you aren’t then I hope you can get a slice of the pie vicariously.

What I was enjoying was not just the pictures of the toddler but the joy in which her father was interacting with her.  It was radiating from the photos.  He was making faces and generating lots of happiness on her face.  I rejoice in the richness of her life and mourn for all those children I see being ignored by parents that have other things to do.

I celebrate knowing that I will receive a visit in a few months and get my chance to make faces and tickle bellies.  For now I will observe and smile.

In regard to the litter box they will also be bringing the cat.

homo unius libri


  1. Remind me to start sending you photos of myself making funny faces.

    1. As long as you remember there are also pony tails and diapers in the picture I would be glad to have them posted at UCSB.

      Grace and peace


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