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September 26th, 2013

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    July 17 Daily Verse

    September 26th, 2013

    Matthew 11:28 (Amplified Bible)

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    Someday Mermaids Might be Real

    September 24th, 2013

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    August 4 Quote of the Day

    September 19th, 2013

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    July 19 Daily Verse

    September 15th, 2013

    Matthew 15:6 Amplified Bible

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    August 3 Quote of the Day

    September 13th, 2013

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    August 6 Quote of theDay

    September 13th, 2013

    The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
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    July 20 Daily Verse

    September 12th, 2013

    Psalm 91:11
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    July 18 Daily Verse

    September 11th, 2013

    Matthew 6:33 KJV

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    Life’s Little Twists and Turns

    September 11th, 2013

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