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.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Opus 2019-234: Thanks Thoughts: Dentists

There are times when I am glad I live in modern America.  Actually I am always glad but sometimes I think about it.  Each morning I try to start the day with a time of gratitude.  I thank God for my blessings and use objects in my room to stimulate my awareness.  Everywhere I look is a catalyst of thanks.  Thus I am reminded of the blessings of my children when I see an item they gifted me with.  I think of the heritage I have when my eyes rest on my grandfather’s desk.  Our flag leans, rolled around the pole, in a corner. 

While thinking about the blessing of living in modern times in a land that still has some liberty my mind went on a tangent that brought dental care to mind.  Could you picture living in the ages when the only dental care available was a pair of pliers in the hands of someone willing to pull?  There were no fillings, root canals, implants or free tooth brushes.  There also were no reliable anesthetics.  Just the thought of pain in the tooth is enough to make me swear off time travel forever.

So be thankful.  Make it a habit.

homo unius libri

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