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.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Opus 2022-021: Benefits of the Lockdown

The manufactured crisis of the Chinese Virus lockdown has been a disaster.  There is no way of compiling all the destruction, depression and death that has been created by our ruling elites in an effort to rid the country of Donald Trump and make America a workers’ paradise like Venezuela.  But there have been some benefits.

It has caused me to do some serious reading that I had been putting off.  This began when the libraries closed and continued when they morphed into havens for the terrorized masked masses.  When they finally started allowing normal human beings in I was a bit out of the habit.  One reason I didn’t need to rush back was shelves and Project Gutenberg.  I had so much in my own library that I had not read and added to that all that was available for download.  It has been a good time.

Then there are the wake up calls:

    It has made more people aware of the failure of their children’s schools.  This has generated various levels of rage.  For some it is simply an awareness that their “free” babysitting, which they had paid exorbitant amounts of taxes to sustain, would continue to pay the babysitters but require the parents to supervise their offspring.  Horrors!  At the other extreme are people who for the first time were becoming aware of how their children were being brainwashed by the Proregressive* state. Maybe putting it is simple letters like CRT or simple phrases like “white bad” did the trick.  Some may have even got a real view of the rot.

    The moral bankruptcy of the Democrat Party was inserted like toothpicks under their eyelids so they had to see it.  They didn’t notice when the Democrat National Convention rejected any mention of God.  They never were alert enough to connect the KKK, Jim Crow and segragation with their Democrat roots.  While the underclasses that are dependent on government handouts only see the checks there are a growing number of people who are starting to think.  Progress indeed.

    Doctors are not gods.  I never thought they were and if people got that impression it was often generated by the desires of the patients to be cured at no effort from themselves.  Give me a pill.  Send me to therapy.  Cut.  People had this idea that modern medicine could fix anything and let them live for ever.  The nonsense of the “pandemic” and the refusal to be honest about the killer virus that wasn’t much worse than the flu has been an eye opener.  The trust that most people felt has been replaced with a good deal of skepticism.  In fact it is a growing suspicion that the medical profession is not on the side of the angels.  

    Ronald Reagan was right when he said the scariest words in the English language were, “I’m from the government and I am here to help you.”  I have known for a long time that where government money flows, government control goes.  I think more people are seeing this with mandates that defy all the medical procedures of the past.  We now face the threat of national ID cards that will be required for every phase of life.  We hear about concentration camps being set up and people being kicked out of the military for having ideas that are not politically correct.  Judges tell us that biological men can compete in sports against women.  They tell us that there is not enough evidence to hear suits against the election results.  It is a good thing they do all of this for our own good.

Many people are learning about thrift.  When you are laid off work with no end in site it changes your view of how you spend money.  Many people never understood the difference between “I want” and “I need”.  Suddenly the generic brand tastes better and the clothes will last another season.  People who still had jobs saved a lot of money eating at home.  Many are better off because of it, or they will be when this starts to die out.

Some have spent more time with their families.

We found out who lives in fear and who lives by faith.  I have had to constantly examine my thoughts and emotions.  It is so easy to start thinking the person sniffing near by is going to kill you rather than has an alergy.  Every headache becomes a sign of death stalking.  It is easy to give in but the Lord has kept reminding me that He is in charge.  If I live in that light then suddenly the fear takes a back seat.

Happy New Year.  Count your blessings.

*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc.  Synonym for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri


  1. I'm enjoying this new life, where less visitors means that I don't have to do as much baking, or honestly even getting dressed if I don't feel like it. I'll be 72 in a few months and ready for retirement. Afternoon naps are wonderful. Its a blessing to be able to sit and think throughout the day and rest the poor old knees.

    1. I worked until I was 69 and have not regretted retirement once. Enjoy.

      Grace and peace


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