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.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Opus 2020-149: On the Street: Outside the Silver Lining

I was sitting on my porch enjoying the Texas morning, when I realized I liked the overcast sky.

It keeps the sun out of my eyes.  When the sun is breaking over the horizon I am forced to move my chair so that my head is in shadow.  It tends to block my vision.  It will work but it is not the best.

Clouds can add a lot.  I learned from watching the morning in Hawaii that there is unexpected beauty as the black dilutes to gray and is slowly transformed to orange.  When you have clouds you get a constantly changing palette of stimulation. 

It can tell me the way the wind is blowing at different levels.  It is a bit disconcerting to have the breeze coming from your left and watching the high clouds moving in the opposite direction.  There are lessons about life to be learned there. 

I guess this is another interpretation of the idea, “When life give you lemons,...”

Enjoy every minute of variety that comes your way.

homo unius libri


  1. I was cloud watching years ago and counted clouds going seven different directions. I assumed that there were that many levels of wind above me. I never saw anything like that before or since.

    1. You need to spend more time on the porch during the day instead of in the middle of the night.

      Grace and peace


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