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I was tagged by both Pris Campbell and Sam Rasnake.

RULE ONE, I have to grab one of the books closest to me, go to page 56, type the fifth line and the next two to five lines that follow.

RULE TWO, I have to pick five people who love books and who could receive the Bookworm award with honor.


mobility to make faces. Stress and tension is tightness around the brow, jaw and eyes, joy and serenity in an open relaxed expression. And whether we wear a constantly smiling mask of appeasement or one of mock surprise, with eyebrows fixedly raised, the patterns frozen on our faces help reveal our attitudes and character.

From The Book of Massage: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Techniques by Lucinda Lidell et al., p. 56.


I tag Jessie Carty, Renaissance Guy, Melissa Fondakowski, Mike Lovell, and Karen Hopper.

The Church has been singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” for nearly 11 centuries. It is the oldest Advent Hymn and deserves a place of prominence.

Zechariah’s song – Luke 1:67-79

“His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us— to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

December 2008