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, August 28, 2021

Opus 2021-258: The Pause that Refreshes

We had a lightening strike very close to our house.  Not only did it take out the power in the neighborhood, it blew out things inside the house.  We have a new light fixture in the living room with two expensive, fancy light bulbs.  One of them blew out.  As far as I can tell, none of our remaining old style bulbs lost it.  When we tried to fire up the internet we found that the strike had fried the back-up power/surge protection and gotten through to mess up all of our internet providing devices.  

That was as close as I want to get to a lightening strike.

I am hoping that I can still post through the hot spot on my phone that my son set up for me but until our personal infrastructure is replaced we are essentially without internet.  That is a two edged sword.  I am still adjusting to all the sources of information I had but can’t connect with.  I keep picking up my I-Pad and realizing I can’t check the headlines.  Every time I open my computer it tries to reach the internet because one of the upgrades from Microsoft installed an attempt to get me to use Bing.  

The other edge of the sword is that I cannot reach the internet.  I am forced to read what I have on hand.  I have more time to read and study.  I think I may have even slept better.

Being sent into exile from the world wide web is a shock but I think it is a good thing.  As the health food nuts like to say, it cleanses the toxins from our soul.

homo unius libri


  1. I can live without cable. I'd hate to give up the internet.

    1. Our box got fried. Hopefully it will be back up this afternoon. Until them the hot spot is working.

      Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.