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Advent Resources 2015

Advent began yesterday. For some, that's exciting. And for others...yeah, we saw that eye roll. Some of us are just over here doing our best to put up a tree and shop for gifts. We are down right weary and the last thing we want is someone else telling us that there's more we need to do during this chaotic season. But that's the thing: Advent isn't about adding to your to do list. It's about … [Read More...]

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eHarmony UK Review 2015 :: Christian Singles Tell It Like It Is

eHarmony UK Review :: Is It Any Better Than the Others? So you finally decided to try online dating. After months—maybe even years—of saying you’d never do it, you threw your hands in the air and admitted defeat. But if you’re being honest, something deep down inside of you is a little hopeful about the possibility of finding a relationship—or even just a decent date. You daresay you might even … [Read More...]

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