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, January 17, 2023

 Opus 2023-028: Thanks Thoughts: Hone Your Blades

I was pondering how things like TV have been so destructive to so many.  It has also offered a window into a world of wonder and learning.  The problem was not so much the TV as the couch potato.

It occurred to me that I should thank God for all the things in my life that I can misuse.  Of course, that include just about everything.  The point is that God blesses us in so many ways and often we take that gift and trash it.

The computer has been a life changer for me.  I rejoice in the ability to cut and paste as I do Bible study.  I rejoice in the vision expanding Bible study software.  I rejoice in an internet connection that allows me to access the wisdom of the ages for free.  Unfortunately I have also wasted a lot of time on computer games and surfing the net.

I am still thankful.

God’s blessings are all around us.  Some we recognize but don’t thank Him often enough for.  Others we have ignored and need to spend some time thinking about.  I wonder how many people pull a dull knife out of the wooden stand and struggle to cut things when just a few strokes on the honing steel would bring it to a new level.  Others may have been removed and given to someone else.  I have a feeling there are more in store.  

Start being thankful and keep your eyes open and your heart receptive.

homo unius libri

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