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, March 3, 2020

Opus 2020-040: On the Street: Not in My Back Yard

I finally managed to get out of the house and do some shopping.  After seeing pictures on the internet showing empty grocery shelves I wondered if it was happening here.  I went by a dollar store and a large HEB, the local grocery store chain. 

The dollar store had a few shelves that were a bit sparse but it has been that way for months.  It was not even close to being stripped bare.  The HEB showed no signs of panic buying.  I will admit I did not go down every aisle but there was plenty of everything in the ones I traveled. 

Shortages tend to be the result of panic more than a lack of enough.  I remember when my family was in Hawaii and heard that a hurricane was coming to wipe out the island.  I was still on the mainland when this was happening.  They stocked up on all kinds of things.  I think the stores started running out of certain items.  Then when the hurricane arrived with a whimper they returned most of it.  It must drive the stores crazy.

So my unofficial report from central Texas is that there is still plenty of food to go around.  That does not mean that working on having a deep pantry is a bad idea.  It is always a good idea.  It is the panic buying that needs to be put on hold.

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