Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

About this blog

Thank you and God bless you for stopping by. (smile)

Follow Ann Friend on Facebook or @afriend4ever54 on Twitter. Please “Like” our Friendsofjesus2013 Facebook Page. (smile)

This blog is a place for anyone who wants to know more about the Word of God, developing a deeper and personal relationship with Jesus Christ or get encouragement.  

I write from the spiritual fruit within me–love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.   I give glory to God when I can share my ebbs and flows, and stumbling experiences by walking through with faith and trust in Him.  Praise The Lord for His mercy and His grace.  (smile)

This is a place, you can always come for something positive and uplifting! We’ll leave the lights on for you!   There is no judging here. It’s about being able to get encouragement or a good scripture to apply to a particular challenge in life and see things from a different perspective. 

Life can get tough for any of us. Along the right hand side of this website has our posts by topic. We pray, this layout will help and assist you with finding what you need for the things and stuff of life.

We pray that you are comfortable enough to free yourself to be who God created you to be. Men and women of all ages are welcome.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.

When God does something for one, He can do the same for another.  

This is also a place you can share your thoughts that may help someone.  

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You are always welcome to email me directly afriendofjesus2013@gmail.com with suggestions, prayer requests or encouragement. 

There are lost and hurting people all around us; many search the internet looking for something. It is my faith that folks will come, read something they like and share.   Life is a process and we’re supposed to help and love one another other in spite of our differences.  Only God can validate our open and honest sincerity. We encourage you to ask Him! 

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 1-1:14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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  Wally Fry wrote @

Thank you for following my blog I hope you find blessing

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome. Thank you for following my blog (smile) Blessings!!

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  Al The Author wrote @

Hi Ann. Just thought I’d stop by and say thanks for the follow and the likes. Blessings 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome Al (smile) I like your writing style!

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  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Thanks very much for the follow! I’m looking forward to reading more of what your blog is all about.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Welcome and Thank you! (smile) Blessings Lori!!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks Don 🙂 What a nice surprise (smile) Blessings my friend!

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  The Inner Peace Award | Don Charisma wrote @

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks and God bless you Don (smile)

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks and God bless you Vijay for the award nomination (smile)

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  A Servant wrote @

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the follow of our blog. I never want to take it for granted.
A Servant
P.S. Next week I’ll be introducing a new blog idea and will be asking for input. I sure would like for you to chime in with what you think.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

You are most welcome (smile) I look forward to your new idea. Thanks and God bless you!

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  Angie Mc wrote @

Glad to meet you, Ann, via a high recommendation by Don Charisma who says you are “One of the loveliest ladies on wordpress.” Your love for God and neighbor shines brightly. Thank you for that.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you so much for you kind words (smile) I give glory to God. I extend a heartfelt welcome to you as our newest friend to our blog ( smile) God bless you!

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  Angie Mc wrote @

You are most welcome, Ann. My privilege!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

(smile) thank you. I’m humbled.

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  Wendell A. Brown wrote @

Thank you for your visit to my blog! I am sure I will be visiting you a lot also! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend Ann!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you! May God bless you this weekend (smile)

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  halfeatenmind wrote @

Hi,

I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. If you wish to accept, then visit this link to receive it 🙂
http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/sunshine-award-don-charisma/

Congrats,
Vijay

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks Don and God bless you, my friend (smile)

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  alygeorges wrote @

Hi Ann, I’ve nominated you for the Inventive Blogger Award. Please click on this link for further details. http://alygeorges.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/the-inventive-blogger-award/ Congratulations! You definitely deserve it. 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you Aly for the award. (smile) God bless you!

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  alygeorges wrote @

You’re welcome Ann and God bless you too.

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  THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD | alygeorges wrote @

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  halfeatenmind wrote @

Hi, I have nominated you for the “I’m not Featured on Freshly Pressed Award” – created by Don Charisma. If you wish to accept, then visit this link for rules and more info.

http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/infofpa-don-charisma-not-freshly-pressed/

Regards,
Vijay

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Hi Vijay! Thanks you! Be blessed, my friend (smile)

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thank you! My cup runneth over. God bless you!

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  booklovers1 wrote @

I have just nominated you for The Shauny Award. You have an impressive collection of awards 😀 Just one more to add to your collection… – http://booklovers1.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/ive-been-nominated-the-shauny-award/

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks so much and God bless you Vijay 🙂

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  halfeatenmind wrote @

Hi Ann,

I have just nominated you for 2 x stars of the Blog of the Year Award 2013, as well as a nomination for the new Inventive Blogger Award. If you wish to accept, please visit this link below for the story and rules behind the awards. A heartfelt congratulations for being nominated.

http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/boxing-day-bonanza/

Best wishes,
Vijay

P.S. (Re: The Previous BOTY nomination – you’re very welcome Ann!. Hope you’ve had a wonderful Xmas)

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  halfeatenmind wrote @

Hi,

I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award 2013 for being a great blogger. If you wish to accept, please visit this link for more info:
http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/boty-2013-star-four-alex/

Merry Xmas from the Half-Eaten Mind.

Vijay

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Congratulations on your award, my friend! Thanks so much and God bless you Vijay! I am humbled by the nomination 🙂

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  halfeatenmind wrote @

Hi Ann,

I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. If you wish to accept, then please visit the link below for more info:
http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/wp-family-award-dear-kitty/

Regards,
Vijay
– HalfEatenMind

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  BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD- 2nd star | alygeorges wrote @

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  alygeorges wrote @

Hi Ann, I nominated you for a blog of the year award.
http://alygeorges.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/blog-of-the-year-award-2013/

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks Aly 🙂 I’m humbled. Thank you for the nomination and God bless you!

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  alygeorges wrote @

God bless you too 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you! 🙂

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  BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 | alygeorges wrote @

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  Coach Muller wrote @

GOOD NEWS!!! I just posted an article that included the thoughts that you shared regarding about the things that you are thankful for. I hope you like it. Here’s the link: http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/words-of-thanksgiving-from-my-wordpress-and-personal-friends
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving. I am thankful for YOU!!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Happy Thanksgiving! Wow, your post is truly beautiful! Thank you and God bless you big! 😄

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  lindasgalvin wrote @

Thank you Ann for liking a couple of my posts. Your blog certainly seems to be sharing some ‘wise’ words! God bless, Linda

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God. Thanks Linda for your encouragement. 😀 I like your blog and your posts! God bless you!!

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  neetsgold wrote @

Hello and thanks for visiting Sisterhood Sticky Notes, my blog for women 🙂 Just checked your blog out – very cool project! Great to get the Word of God out there 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you! I give glory to God! God bless you!

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  doncharisma wrote @

Hey Ann, I’ve awarded you a “Most Influential Blogger Award”, yay !

http://doncharisma.org/2013/10/30/awards-day-gegebearbear-awesome-blog-content-abc-award-thankyou/

Congrats:)

Warm regards

Don Charisma

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks Don! God bless you!

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  doncharisma wrote @

You’re welcome Ann, you’re one of my good friends on WordPress:)

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

I feel the same about you, Don {{hugs}} I know how to do links because of your help and patience with me! I am forever grateful 😄 you’re the best!

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  doncharisma wrote @

You’re welcome Ann, happy to be friends:)

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Likewise Don, let me know if you ever need my help 😄

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  doncharisma wrote @

Thanks hun, it’s reassuring to know I’ve got friends around me, and likewise I help you as best I can too:)

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

😄

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  doncharisma wrote @

Hey, I’ve awarded you a “The Versatile Blogger Award”, yay !

http://doncharisma.org/2013/10/30/awards-day-prayingforoneday-the-versatile-blogger-thankyou/

Congrats:)

Warm regards

Don Charisma

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

OMG! Thanks Don (smile)

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  Karina Susanto wrote @

Dear Ann
Thank you so much for following my blog. I am so honored. will love to follow you back 🙂 Thank you and many love and blessings.
Karina

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

You have a nice blog! Thank you and God bless you Katrina 😄

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  Sebastian wrote @

Hello Ann! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Welcome Sebastian 🙂 Amen! Thanks and God bless you. 😄

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  Sebastian wrote @

You’re welcome and blessings to you as well!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! I thank you for the award nomination. I have more than 200 followers. God bless you my friend.

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  pbsministries wrote @

Hello afriendofjesus2013,
I have been reading your blog and found it to be very interested. As such I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here is a link to receiving the award, if you do want to accept it. May God continue to bless you. http://pbsministries.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/my-first-award-liebster-award/

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  Chris Thomas wrote @

Hey Ann, thank you again.
God bless you, too!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Welcome to our newest friend following our blog! 😀 Thank you Chris! Always a friend, Ann

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  Chris Thomas wrote @

You’re welcome and thank you, Ann!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

😀

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  Chris Thomas wrote @

🙂
Talk to you soon 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

😀 Anytime, we’ll leave the lights on for you here 😜

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  Chris Thomas wrote @

Hey Ann,
Glad you’re here. How are you?
Have a great Sunday,
Chris
P.S.: Thank you very much for following my blog and for liking it, e.g. http://gammagamification.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/a-sketch-of-the-face-of-happiness-part-i/

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Hi Chris 🙂 I am truly blessed and look forward to following your blog. Thanks and God bless you! 😀

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  booklovers1 wrote @

Just nominated you for another award 🙂 http://booklovers1.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/ive-been-nominated-the-sunshine-award/ Thanks for your encouragement and inspiration!!

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  revjeffwilson wrote @

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose writings “light up the dark corners of our minds”, I thought of you! You can find the details for receiving this award by following this link:

http://drawingfromthewell.wordpress.com/awards/

I look forward to reading more in your blog.

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  Ann “afriendforever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you and God bless you for the Sunshine award. 😊 Glory to God! I’m honored and blessed to receive this award. 😃

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  booklovers1 wrote @

Hi! I have just nominated you for the Liebster Award.
You can find out more info on my post: http://booklovers1.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/ive-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/

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  bennetta faire wrote @

How refreshing! Praise Jesus, Hallelujah–Amen!!!

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  Ann “afriendforever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thank you and God bless for your kind words 😉

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  leighla93 wrote @

I am new to WordPress, to blogging in general. This morning I cried because I had very little to no clue that there was a large society of Christians on the internet and already a few who would end up being my friend. I live in Las Vegas where it is very difficult to find good friends if not Christian friends, and I’m just so glad to find one blog after another that will help me in my walk. 🙂

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  Ann “afriendforever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! 😃 It gets easier! Your blog is really nice! Have faith and write what is on your heart. 😃 I’ve been doing this since March, it does get easier. 😃 Relax and the words will flow 😃 God bless you!!

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  leighla93 wrote @

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 God bless you too!

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  Ann “afriendforever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you! A heartfelt welcome to our newest friend! 😄

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  doncharisma wrote @

“Awesome blog! God bless you!” – likewise 🙂
I’ve added you on my links –> friends, you doing the same helps people find our blogs 🙂

Keep in touch …

Cheers

Don Charisma

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  Christopher Perdue (thebiblestop) wrote @

Thanks for following my blog back.

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

😀 Looking forward to sharing! Enjoy your day!! Welcome to our newest friend!! 😜

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  heavenlyraindrops wrote @

Thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading your posts, too!

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  awardwinningdreamer wrote @

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I wanted to inform you that I have nominated your blog as a Versatile Blogger award. You can find my post here: http://awardwinningdreamer.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/52813-awards/ to see all of the details. Congrats on having such a great blog!

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

Thanks and God bless you!

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  Kaz Atman wrote @

Thanks for dropping by 🙂 Always great meeting the faithful.

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  Ajaytao2010 wrote @

Nice reading about you

Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

Thank you 🙂 I will do that 🙂

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  Ajaytao2010 wrote @

thanks

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  Ann wrote @

Another Ann spreading His love 🙂 Blessings to you!

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

Thanks Ann 🙂 God bless you 🙂

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  mscookie wrote @

I like your blog and its looks very nice!

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  Especially Made wrote @

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read and “like” one of my posts. Blessings to you!

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  afriendforever54 wrote @

🙂 I bless you back 🙂

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  gloria5454 wrote @

amen!

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  Valerie Charles wrote @

Nice job Ann 🙂

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