What Child Is This?

The mystery of Christmas - the King comes as a child. Blessings as you worship him! Elisa What Child Is This? What Child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ, the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary! Why lies He in such mean estate, Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear: for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, Come, peasant, king to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him. Words by W. Chatterton Dix, 1837-1898

Small Things

My friend Cheryl Davis reorients our perspective about what's really "big" and "small" in life with her words. Elisa Small Things By Cheryl Davis Laying on a comfortable salon bed, my friend and estetician of nearly twenty years listened intently as I ranted about the work struggles that seemed insurmountable. On and on I shared as she tenderly and delicately cared for my eyebrows. Yes, I was getting an eyebrow wax and on this occasion, apparently, I was using our time as a venting session! After what was more than ten minutes of dumping, I stopped. I finally just stopped. Then, quietly, tenderly, and with a certain sacredness, my friend whispered, "Small Things, Cheryl." There I lay stunned

Holy No

Most of us struggle with saying "no" now and then. Dorothy Greco helps us understand why that may be ... and what we might do about it. Elisa Holy No By Dorothy Littell Greco My life might be easier if I wore a name tag that read, Hello! My name is Dorothy. I'm very needy and limited. Because I can't eat gluten or dairy, whenever I go out to eat, not only do I have to grill the server, I also have to educate them regarding the basics of food allergies. (Eggs are not dairy. Yes, I know they're in the dairy section at the store.) Your limitations and needs are going to be different. Maybe you're dyslexic, struggle with depression, or rely on a wheelchair to get around. Though our needs and lim

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