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, April 11, 2020

Opus 2020-092: Nursing Homes, part 4 of 5, Cause and Effect

Then there was the family member who came up deficient in every category except finances.  When she could no longer live on her own she was put in a kind of mother-in-law situation.  Because of her personality she was hard to deal with but her daughter did the best she could.  That went well for several years.  She was even allowed to continue after almost setting the building on fire.  What drove her into a nursing home was a broken hip. 

She had the surgery and it went as well as could be expected but she was so hard to get along with she did no therapy and ended up losing her mobility.  She was one of those people who was a real jewel if you were in a short term social situation and a genuine witch to family.  As she lost more mental ability she retained the shell of banter.  If you only saw her for a few minutes you would wonder why she was in a nursing home.  Spend a little longer and you would realize that she was out of touch with reality.

Family visited regularly, kept up on her laundry and made sure she was taken care of but this situation was more typical of what people think of as a nursing home.  When you walked down the halls you had rows of people sitting in wheel chairs and just staring.  Some would smile and respond to greetings but many were lost in their dreams. 

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. I grew up in a family of old people; the scenario brings back many sad memories.

    1. Sometimes all we can do is the best we can do.

      Grace and peace


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