Merry Christmas!

XMAS

“Here’s a holiday surprise that only the dictionary can provide. Do you find the word “Xmas,” as an abbreviation for Christmas, offensive? Many people do.

You won’t find Xmas in church songbooks or even on many greeting cards. Xmas is popularly associated with a trend towards materialism, and sometimes the target of people who decry the emergence of general “holiday” observance instead of particular cultural and religious ritual.

But the history of the word “Xmas” is actually more respectable — and fascinating — than you might suspect. First of all, the abbreviation predates by centuries its use in gaudy advertisements. It was first used in the mid 1500s. X is the Greek letter “chi,” the initial letter in the word Χριστός. And here’s the kicker: Χριστός means “Christ.” X has been an acceptable representation of the word “Christ” for hundreds of years. This device is known as a Christogram. The mas in Xmas is the Old English word for “mass.” In the same vein, the dignified terms Xpian and Xtian have been used in place of the word “Christian.”

As lovers of the alphabet, we are transfixed by the flexibility of “X.” The same letter can represent the sacred, the profane (“rated X”), and the unknown (“X-ray“). What does the “X” in Xbox stand for? Find out more about the 24th letter of the alphabet, here.” http://blog.dictionary.com/xmas-christogram/

Talk to you next year!

I Am Expecting My Miracle

Tuesday morning, I awakened from this dream:

I was sitting at a table. (Since my chariot, I’ve always walked, levitated, or flown in my dreams, with no reference to a wheelchair. I can count on one hand the few times I’ve been aware that a wheelchair was even near) For whatever reason, my 14-quart Wagner Ware stock pot (full of its signature soup) was on the table/counter in front of me. I picked it up, and upon turning to the left became concerned with dropping it, but bent over safely placing it on the floor. As I sat back up, I was amazed that I could perform that task. I thought, “If I have that balance and strength, I can stand up.” So, I did and walked forward.

STOP! Hold that vision.Expectation

See me? Standing up and walking forward?

GOOD! Each time you read my words or think of me, “see” me standing up and walking forward–from my wheelchair.

When I DO stand up and walk forward, You will be a part of my miracle! Because your thoughts and words cause an action–for life or death–in your, my, or whomever’s life.

Whether you’re aware, or even believe it, makes no difference. We are one.

I invite you to be part of the “global consciousness” attributing to my reality. I thank you beforehand!!!

I am enthusiastic anticipating my standing up and walking forward, with grace and ease.

Be assured: I’LL LET YOU KNOW.

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