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A Memory a Day for Moms

A Memory a Day for Moms

On 8/28 Bernie wrote: I was so excited to receive this book.  As a mother of 4 kids that are now all teenagers, I wish that I had found something that could capture the memories without taking a lot of time.  And this is definitely a keeper and something that I will gift to many new mothers.I love how you begin ... A Memory a Day for Moms - a book review

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Why I Didn't Rebel

Why I Didn't Rebel

On 6/5 Bernie wrote: this book was providedvia BookLook Bloggers for the purpose of reviewAs I've shared in previous posts, I'm alway interested in learning about how I can become a better parent.  I'm so grateful for the word of God, the Bible, that has some clear ideas about how we are to instruct ... Book Review: Why I Didn't Rebel

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The Separatists

The Separatists

On 11/16 Bernie wrote: The third book in the Newsmakers series, The Separatist, by Lis Wiehl was an action, suspense book. Erica Sparks remains a top newsmaker with a television show that is continuing to make high ratings. Unfortunately, as her career continues to move in an upward trajectory, Erica's home life suffers. ... The Separatist a review

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Let's Be Real

Let's Be Real

On 8/18 Bernie wrote: As a mother of 3 teen girls and an avid reader, I am always on the lookout for books that will keep my girls attention as well as provide them with sound advice. I was not sure what I would find when I received Natasha's book, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. When I began reading Let's ... Let's Be Real - a book review

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5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

On 6/5 Bernie wrote: this book was providedvia BookLook Bloggersfor the purpose of reviewLife is busy and full - talk to anyone, especially nowadays.  It seems that we are always running from the moment our feet hit the ground out of bed.  And especially since that's the case, taking the time to be in God's word ... 5 Minutes with Jesus - book review

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After the Cheering Stops

After the Cheering Stops

On 3/10 Bernie wrote: TheTheTheCyndy Feasel is amazingly candid as she shares her personal story of the consequences of her husband's continued physical abuse as he returned to the football field time and time again.   After the Cheering Stops, is an honest look at the progression of their family's downward spiral as ... After the Cheering Stops - a book review

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 12/23 Bernie wrote: Talk about an emotional thriller!  I did not know what to expect when I picked up Lis Wiehl's new book, The Candidate: A Newsmakers Novel.  I'm always a bit nervous about picking up the 2nd in a series but Wiehl did an excellent job of getting the reader up to speed and keeping us engaged and ... Book Review: The Candidate

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Greater Than Gold

Greater Than Gold

On 10/22 Bernie wrote: As a new "Swim Mom", we were definitely excited about this summer's Olympic games.  Despite not having "regular TV", our family huddled around the computer to watch highlights and replays of the swimming competitions.  Honestly, I wasn't familiar with many of the other participants or sports. ... What ultimate redemption looks like....

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Swimming With Faith

Swimming With Faith

On 8/23 Bernie wrote: this book was providedfor free by BookLook Bloggersfor the purpose of reviewI never thought it would be the case, but our family is a swim family.  With all 4 of the children swimming regularly, we are up early for warmups and have spent all day at meets waiting for our child's event to ... Swimming by Faith... a book review

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 6/24 Bernie wrote: This book was provided via BookLookBloggers for the purpose of review.I can never seem to get tire of checking out the new bibles that are available for review.I appreciate all the different versions that seek to clearly translate God's word and also seek to clearly ensure that readers of today understand ... Book Review:

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Remnants: Season of Glory

Remnants: Season of Glory

On 5/12 Bernie wrote: I wasn't sure what to think of this book and often hesitate to review books that aren't the first in the series.  I was glad to read Season of Glory and it made me quickly try to get a hold of the first two installments despite already knowing the end.Although the word of God itself is always ... Season of Glory

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Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

Samantha Sanderson Without a Trace

On 3/24 Bernie wrote: this book was providedvia BookLook Bloggers for the purpose of reviewAs a mother of 4 avid readers, and 3 girls, I am always on the look out for books that are interesting for them and that I'm comfortable with.  Samantha is determined to be a journalist, just like her award winning mother. ... Samantha Sanderson's newest adventure...

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Parables

Parables

On 1/25 Bernie wrote: I'm honestly not sure what I expected when I received this book.  I knew that it would be biblical and sound, but I think I was concerned that I would not be able to follow the concepts of what MacArthur was saying.  I've heard his sermons and even had the opportunity to hear him in person, ... Finding biblical truth in the story of the parables...

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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 11/20 Bernie wrote:      As the title suggests, I have 3 girls and 1 boy.  It's a joy on many fronts and I've enjoyed the sound of the kids growing together.  One thing that has been super fun from the beginning was playing with the girls hair.        Here in the Kfam home, from ... 3 girls and 1 boy and LOTS of thick hair....

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 9/24 Bernie wrote: Okay, I'll admit it... we have a ton of Bibles in our home.  We have numerous bibles in different versions, as well.  As high school students,  I gave my husband a Student Study Bible that was all the rage back then (30 years ago).When we got married, my beloved got me the MacArthur Study ... Color pictures and explanations

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The Last Con

The Last Con

On 8/13 Bernie wrote: this book was provided viaBookLook Bloggers for thepurpose of reviewFletcher is a grifter, a con man.  He is finally home and trying to pick up the pieces he left behind when he was sent to prison.  While in prison Fletcher finds a faith in Christ that buoys him sustains him.   ... The Last Con

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Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Sorry I'm Not Sorry

On 7/6 Bernie wrote: I'm keenly aware of the whole bullying epidemic since my husband and I serve in Children's Ministry.  When we've talked with the kids about bullies and being bullied - we were shocked at how many of the children felt that they had been bullied. I recognize that this is not anything new.  In ... In the mind of a Bully....

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Rise

Rise

On 5/30 Bernie wrote: I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I received this book. I've just begun to explore the world of hip-hop Christian artists, I think I always assumed that they were not as good as secular rappers. But, as I've begun to listen more and more, the music is not only entertaining but rich with biblical ... Be encouraged and RISE

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Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 4/5 Bernie wrote: this book was providedviaBookLookBloggersfor the purpose ofreviewI must admit, I was a bit intimidated as I began to read of Bonhoeffer and his life.  I knew a bit of his influence, but did not know much of the details, aside from his great influence on Christianity.  I was looking forward ... Book Review: Bonhoeffer Abridged: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet Spy

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NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

On 11/11 Bernie wrote: this book was providedviaBookLook Bloggersfor the purpose ofreviewI have really stayed away from reviewing Bibles and I'm going to put in a disclaimer at the start of this review.  I'm by no means an "expert" in the various bibles and even versions.  What I do know is that I've always been ... BOOK REVIEW: NIV Streams in the Desert

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Fly a Little Higher

Fly a Little Higher

On 8/20 Bernie wrote: this book was provided byBookLookBloggers for the purpose of reviewBoy, was this book difficult to get through!  It was not that it was not interesting, in fact, it was written in a very conversational way tone.  Laura immediately drew me in and I felt as if, I was her friend. Even more, ... BOOK REVIEW: Fly a Little Higher

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Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

On 7/8 Bernie wrote: this book was provided for thepurpose ofreviewby BookLookBloggersThis is a guest post by my daughter, T2 - who is the perfect audience for this genre:*********************************   Hi there today I am going to tell you about a book I read. This book is called On the Scene by Robin Carol. ... BOOK REVIEW: Samantha Sanderson on the Scene

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 6/3 Bernie wrote: this book was provided via BookLookBloggersfor the purpose of reviewToday... a guest post by my daughter, T1!  She is reviewing one of the teen fiction books from Faithgirlz.... I thought it would be appropriate for her to share her thoughts on this new book series.*********************************************************************************This ... Book Review: Samantha Sanderson - At the Movies

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

On 5/21 Bernie wrote: this book was provided via BookLookBloggersfor the purpose ofreview    I must admit, I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this book.  It looked ominous but said that it was for children and I'm always on the look out for realistic fiction books that are engaging but still filled ... Book Review: Below the Surface

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 4/15 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy ofBookLookBloggers for the purpose of review    River rapids, bears, broken hands, ping pong championships, and secret identities are just a few things that can found in Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids.  This was a fun, fast paced book filled with ... Book Review: Riley Mae & the Ready Eddy Rapids

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/21 Bernie wrote: this book was provided via BookLookBloggersfor the purpose ofreview     I have to admit, before choosing this book, I was already a Terri Blackstock fan.  So, I had expectations that I would enjoy, Distortion.    I most appreciated how the author was able to really share ... Book Review: Distortion

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 2/25 Bernie wrote: This book was provided via BookLookBloggersfor the purpose of reviewI enjoyed this book immensely!  The simple notion that all actions big and small affect the future in ways we never imagine is amazing.  The storyline and the wonderful illustrations bring to life how all our actions affect ... Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World

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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 2/25 Bernie wrote: this book was provided via BookLookBloggersfor the purpose of reviewI'm always excited to find devotional resources that will appeal to our young family.  Since we are all about Superheroes and are familiar with many of them, I was anxious to see what Kristen Parrish did with her devotional, No ... Book Review: No Cape Required

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One Light Still Shines

One Light Still Shines

On 1/14 Bernie wrote: this book was provide courtesy of Booksneeze forthe purpose of reviewWith any tragedy it is often difficult to move forward and to understand how to fathom that what God is doing.  When one is affected by tragedy and loss, the sorrow can be overwhelming.  In the case of Marie Monville, ... Book Review: One Light Still Shines

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 10/2 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy of BookSneeze for the purpose of review    In general, I tend to stray away from "devotionals".  Time and time again, I've found that it's God's word that proves to be the most powerful book that motivates, encourages, exhorts, and spurs me on.  When ... Book Review: Encouragement for Today Devotions

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 9/2 Bernie wrote: Chase Falson knew all about God or so he thought. He was a well-liked, contemporary evangelical paster of a prospering mega-church. When we meet him, he's having an incredible crisis of faith and begins to question all that he knew to be true. The death of a young girl to cancer Despite his Protestant ... How do you live out your faith?

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Right Where I Belong

Right Where I Belong

On 7/16 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy of BookSneeze for the purpose of review Krista McGee's novel  Right Where I Belong, is a sweet coming of age story.  In the book, we are introduced to Natalia.  She is a young teen living in affluence in Spain with her father and her ... BOOK REVIEW: Right Where I Belong

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 11/7 Bernie wrote: Starring Me was a great follow up to Krista McGee's first book! What a pleasant surprise to find a book that was engaging, good fun! Initially, I wasn't too interested in the next installment, but because the books were appropriate for my girls - I jumped at the opportunity to read them. I was not ... Good fun!

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 7/31 Bernie wrote: This book was provided via BookSneeze forthe purpose of reviewI already knew that I enjoyed books by Terri Blackstock and I was not disappointed by Covenant Child.  Of course nothing compares to the word of God for spiritual food, it's always a joy to read fictional books that remind a reader again, ... Book Review: Covenant Child

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First Date

First Date

On 7/24 Bernie wrote: This book was provide via BookSneeze for the purpose of reviewI honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up the book.  It was a feel good book and the premise was that of a high school girl getting put on a reality show to win the heart of the son of the president.  McGee had me laughing ... BOOK REVIEW: First Date

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 12/9 Bernie wrote: What a great and fun read. For all those comic book fans, Invasion does not disappoint! It was a fast-paced exciting read filled with flying motorcycles and monsters from space. After his parents die in a accidental car crash, Colt McAllister goes to live with his grandfather. While there, he comes ... Fast paced fun and adventure

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 10/11 Bernie wrote: book courtesy of Booksneeze for the purpose of reviewWe meet Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville as the book opens - a hardworking Southern couple from the wrong side of the tracks that have finally "made it". As a child, Mary Lynn, was an illegitimate child raised in poverty, while Jackson was the only ... Book Review: Sunrise on the Battery

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 9/8 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy of Book Sneeze for the purpose of reviewI never tire of being reminded of God's truth and who He is. Of course,one should always be very mindful of the source and be prepared to dig deeply in God's word yourself to assure it's the truth.I appreciated this book, as it ... Review: Billy Graham in Quotes

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 7/19 Bernie wrote: This book provided courtesy ofBooksneeze for the purpose of reviewI've always been fascinated with the story of Esther. In the Bible, Esther becomes queen and is able to save her people from annihilation by going before the King and pleading her case before him. Esther's story demonstrates God's ability ... Book Review: A Reluctant Queen

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Fashioned by Faith

Fashioned by Faith

On 5/18 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson publishingfor the purpose of reviewI was very excited to read this book in response to the overwhelming fashion trend that surrounds us daily. Fashioned by Faith is a great book shared from the heart from a fashion conscious gal. Rachel Lee Carter is ... Book Review: Fashioned by Faith

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 3/12 Bernie wrote: this book was provided for reviewbyThomas Nelson Publishing for review God has really shown me the great benefit of His word in my life on a daily basis. I know that without a doubt, these times with my Savior and Lord enable me to function with joy and peace. More often than not, when I've taken time ... Book Review: God's Promises Devotional Journal

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Save the Date

Save the Date

On 2/18 Bernie wrote: I wasn't sure what to think when I received this book for review, but I always enjoy an entertaining story. From the beginning, Jenny B. Jones' book, Save the Date, pulled me in, kept me interested and laughing out loud!this book was provided for reviewby Thomas Nelson PublishersThe book begins with ... Book Review: Save the Date

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/7 Bernie wrote: this book was provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson publishingfor the reviewDaily time in God's word is often more of a challenge than I'd like to admit. I often hope to sit, study, and meditate in the early mornings, but the reality of life rushes in with tiredness and children that always seem to wake ... Book Review: Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 12/16 Bernie wrote: This book was provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishing for review I never tire of reading about the life, or that is, the fictionalized lives of the Amish. So, I greatly enjoyed reading Sarah's Garden.It was an interesting peek into the Amish community and the diversity within the communities. ... Book Review: Sarah's Garden

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 6/11 Bernie wrote: This book was provided by BookSneeze for reviewI was surprised when I read this book, as I hadn't really understood and realized the persecution that goes on around the world with regard to those of us that profess Christianity. Being in America often allows me to more easily forget the privileges that ... BOOK REVIEW: Kabul 24

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Bernie wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect with the Sweet By and By since Sara Evans was a singer rather than an author, but I was pleasantly surprised by the story of redemption and how the main character, Jade Fitzgerald, makes peace with her past and the mother that she blames for the biggest mistake she's made ... Review: The Sweet By and By

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Bernie wrote: Yup...it's another book review! This one was titled Fearless and was written by Max Lucado. I was hesitant about the book, since my only real experience with Max Lucado were his children's books and stories. Since I saw many of his books in main stream retail locations, I though that it may be an ... Book Review: Fearless

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She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy

On 9/8 Bernie wrote: It's been a fun filled summer here at the K-fam house. In addition to visiting with tons of out of ton friends and family, mini-vacations, and psuedo camping trips - I've been reading, reading, reading!The bad part is I'm also supposed to be posting my reviews, so I'm a bit behind on that part. My ... Book Review: She Still Calls Me Daddy

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Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

On 6/8 Bernie wrote: I was curious about Sarah Young's devotional entitled "Jesus Calling". Sarah Young has traveled widely with her husband planting churches with her husband in Australia and Japan. She is currently ministering to Japanese people in Australia. She has a philosophy degree from Wellesley College and degrees ... Book Review: Jesus Calling

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2 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 5/14 Bernie wrote: Well, this is my 4th book review that I've done through Thomas Nelson publishing. It's been a neat experience to be able to read books and talk/blog about them.Since I'm a sucker for a good murder mystery. This book was right up my alley although I didn't realize before I began reading. In a former ... Book Review: Face of Betrayal

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Rex

Rex

On 4/8 Bernie wrote: If you have the time, this is a short book about a very special little boy. Rex was born with many physical ailments and though he is blind and severely autistic, he was able to find comfort in music. God has given him a magnificent gift that allows him to play the piano passionately and it's an amazing ... Book Review: Rex

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House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows

On 12/24 Bernie wrote: This is a review for Dreamhouse Kings Book 1: House of Dark Shadows. I didn't know what to expect when I received this book. I wondered if it was going to be a fantasy story and I was not disappointed. Although it's more of a teen genre book, it was suspenseful and interesting.With that said, I ... BOOK REVIEW: House of Dark Shadows

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My Little Girl

My Little Girl

On 12/5 Bernie wrote: What a SWEET book! This is an adorable book for any family that has little girls! With 3 of my own, I was excited to get a peek at it. It's the story of a Daddy and his little girl just "doing nothing in particular" but spending time together. It was a great reminder to Daddies to spend time with your ... Sweet Daddy Daughter book

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Billy

Billy

On 11/26 Bernie wrote: Ask anyone and they have heard of Billy Graham whether or not you are a professing Christian. He is probably most known for his Billy Graham Crusades and the huge crowds that come to hear him preach the word and call people to a saving faith.I didn't know very much about him myself, so I was interested ... Book Review : BILLY

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Through the Storm

Through the Storm

On 10/31 Bernie wrote: Though the Storm is probably not a book I'd recommend to most people. It is definitely a book that chronicles the life of a mother that has many regrets. At the end of the book she talks of her older sister who went to be with the Lord a little over a year ago. In this section, she writes about her sister's ... Sad story with a bit of hope at the end

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