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, November 30, 2019

Opus 2019-237: Thanks Thoughts: Cinnamon

If you want to see something that is truly awesome in a historical context, visit your local dollar store.  Find the section that has the spices and look at what you can get for a dollar.  What got me going on this was the cinnamon I was adding to my oatmeal.  I could go to the shelf and pull off other modern wonders but one illustrates the point.

Before the discovery of America cinnamon was something that only the rich could experience.  Yes, I know we hear about pepper, but cinnamon came on the same ships from around the same world.  As a teacher I used to talk about the search for a short route to the East.  I would illustrate that you could send out ten ships and if one made it back there was enough profit, after expenses, to set you up for life.  I can buy it for an inflated dollar bill.

It is great to be thankful for all of the big blessings:  Family, security, health, a new video game.  Don’t forget all of the things that are now common place.  Rejoice that you live in the 21st century in America.  That is unless you enjoy oatmeal with no sugar or cinnamon.  It was called gruel and it tasted like it sounds.

So be thankful.  Make it a habit, even after Thanksgiving Day.

homo unius libri

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