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Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

Many people often ask “What is Affiliate Marketing?” Let’s first define the word -the word “affiliate” refers to the act of affiliating; state of being affiliated or associated.Affiliation Marketing is connecting advertisers with buyersWhat is Affiliate Marketing?Affiliate marketing can be described as promoting the goods or services of a business through your website. This type of marketing involves you as a publisher earning a commission when someone follows a link on your blog to another site where they then buy something.Another way of affiliate marketing is when you earn an amount for referring a visitor who takes some kind of action – for example when they sign up for something and give an email address, where they complete a survey, where they leave a name and address etc.You can be compensated with a percentage of a sale or a fixed rate per conversion. The conversions are generally tracked when you use a link with a code only being used by you embedded into it that enables the advertiser to track where conversions come from (usually by cookies). Sometimes an advertiser gives a publisher a ‘coupon code’ for the customer to use that helps to track conversions.Affiliate Marketing and BloggingIf you are BLOGGER affiliate marketing can be very profitable. The advantage of affiliate marketing as a blogger is that you have built a trust between you and your readers. I’ve found that as this trust deepens that readers are more likely to follow the recommendations that a blogger makes.It would be unfair to you if I didn’t mention that there is a negative side to affiliate marketing. The negative side to affiliate marketing is if you promote the wrong product the trust you worked so hard to get can be broken.Not Easy Money – But Lucrative!It has been proven that affiliate marketing can be incredibly lucrative. I must inform you that although this can be a lucrative business its not EASY money. Many people that have tried to make money do very little because they rely on numerous factors including:• traffic (high traffic helps a lot)• finding relevant products• finding quality products• building trust with your readers• having a readership who is in a ‘buying mood’• you being able to write good sales copy (and more)The risk associated with affiliate marketing is if you push too hard or promote products of a low quality you can actually burn readers and hurt your reputation and brand.It’s also worth noting that affiliate marketing doesn’t work on all blogs. Some blogs are on topics where it is hard to find products to promote – other blogs attract audiences who are not in a buying frame of mind and for other blogs it just doesn’t fit with the blogger’s style or approach.
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Two words: OSCAR BOUND."From director Clint Eastwood, 'Invictus' tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africas rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africas underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match."The poem 'INVICTUS' by William Ernest Henley, from which Nelson Mandela drew strength while in prison."Out of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the yearsFinds, and shall find, me unafraid.It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll.I am the master of my fate:I am the captain of my soul."
Nelson Mandela Inspires and Creates History
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Happy Thanksgiving From DGT Sassy Bags!!!!!!!!Please visit my site at Once there, make sure you visit the "Sassy Selection" page and take a look, and don't forget to stop by "Contact Sassy" and leave me a comment! Or you can just go and listen to music...It's all up to you!

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Almost done for today

Today was a pretty nice day. Sun where shining all day long, it has been pretty warm and i made (still making) a whole big batch of liquid soap.I got a new order and it needs to be finished tomorrow.Yesterday night i finished the new Night Nutrition Lotion.A very gentle and light lotion for the night time.They are all bottled and now need to be labled.An other Order for an high end hotel.I decided recently to make custom lables for my lotion bottles.Names, or nice wordes can be added on the tags.Since i do refills for my lotions, people may like to have a very own bottle.Here is a sample from one of my customers:

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NYU Wagner College announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship

African Women Public Service Fellowship at New York University

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African Women Public Service Fellowship
Wagner announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship, a fellowship program made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries. As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate programs: the two-year Master of Public Administration or the one-year Executive MPA:
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For Immediate Release:It is rare that you find a company that truly believes in an author's success. You find individuals and companies with claims, but rarely do you find a company that not only walks the walk, but talks the talk. ZLS Publishing is that kind of company. Take a look at their blog, and you will see they provide publishing tips for authors that other publishing companies won't reveal.Take a look through their website and you will see they are very pro-author. They work with authors, regardless of whether they have published with them or not, something that no other publishing company offers. In the spirit of their pro-authorship, they have decided to do what no other publishing company has done-Open a store for authors. This store is a store exclusively for authors. It provides everything an author needs to help promote their book."We believe that while bookmarks, business cards and postcards are important, we also believe that long standing items are equally as important. In order for an author to be successful, they have to stay in the minds of their customers. We also believe that it is important to provide authors with the supplies they need to set the tone inside their customers minds that say, "why didn't I hear about you before."Everything inside of the ZLS Store is completely customizable and easy to order. They take your book cover and place it on anything and everything you like. Items such as balloons, crayons, pens, pencils, enviornmental pens, tote bags and plaques are just some of the items that are completely customizable. "Our Author Plaques, Literacy Calendar, and $1 menu are a big hit. We provided these items locally and when they did really well, we decide to provide them to all authors nationwide. "For authors looking for that extra something to make you stand out, particularly at a book signing, there author store is for you. It is exactly what an author needs. It is what the industry is missing and ZLS has found.To shop at the Exclusive Author Only store, go to: You can also visit their author friendly website at:
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Back to the basics

BACK TO THE BASICS!1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)The first thing that comes to mind when the average Christian hears back to the basics is the cross. We immediately think salvation, but that is not the beginning. Week after week in Churches all over the world, people keep going back to the alter to get saved. One of the greatest weapons the enemy has used against us is doubt in who we really are. If you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you believe in His finished work on the cross, then you are saved and all your sins have been forgiven. All means all past, present and future. Stop dwelling on every time you make a mistake. You are unfortunately still in this human form and will do that which you shouldn’t from time to time. You can judge your growth in the spirit realm when these occurrences happen less and less frequent and by the fact when they do happen, you are immediately convicted, and you repent and move on.Remember when Paul was speaking to the believers in Hebrews 5, he told them they should be teachers, but they still needed to be taught. When they should have been partaking of the meat of the Gospel they were still drinking the milk and because of that they could not progress in the things of God. It is time to get off the milk of the word and get to the meat. There is much to do so let’s grow up and get busy fulfilling our creative purpose.If we are to be true Kingdom builders then we need to go back to our original intended purpose for being here. John 1:1 says in the beginning was the Word, not the cross. So let’s go back to the beginning when the Word was with God, and the Word was God.Now for all you bible scholars, we know that Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh, but do you fully understand that so are we. No, I have not blasphemed. I will prove it.3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:3-4)When God choose us, we were in Christ before the foundation of the world. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. We where there in the Word from the very beginning. The little g gods where there with the Big G God from the beginning. I know some of you have issues with being called gods, but the Father called you that because He created you in His image so you are that which He says you are. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. Psalms 82:6 (KJV) And then Jesus confirmed it. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? John 10:34-36 (KJV)Every Spiritual blessing that is in Christ is also in us. Let’s go to Romans 8:29 NLT 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Christ is now seated in Heavenly places, but He was the first born; the first to actually walk as the Word of God incarnate. He was the first but not the only. We are to walk likewise as the Word made flesh. In other words, God has placed His Glory in us and given us the authority to rule in the earth realm as it was in the beginning.We always say that God will not share His Glory, but He has with us. 28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30 and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30Please don’t get this twisted, we still can’t boast about what we have done. What God has done is placed the same power which Christ walked in as the Word made flesh within us. This is God’s doing. It was God who created us in His image and likeness, and it was He who made a way to restore us back to our original intended position in the earth.Unfortunately most have not truly stepped up to the place God has ordained for us. We are so busy chasing the things the world deems important that we have missed what God deems important. Please don’t misunderstand me, to desire nice things is not wrong, it is when that desire consumes you and becomes your focus in life that is the problem. Didn’t Jesus tell us in Matthew 6 not to worry about these mundane issues like the world does? If we keep our focus on God and that which he created us to do, then all these wonderful things that worldly people labor for will be added unto us. God has made His stance on the issue quite clear. Psalms 35:27 says God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. Psalms 37:4 states that if you delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart.We must change our mindset. The bible tells us in Romans 12:2 to be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We have been so conditioned to think that everything we do is about getting ahead in life that we have neglected the purpose of our being. If God has opened a door for you to do a particular job in the work force, it is not about you getting ahead, it is about you shinning His light in the midst of where you are. If you have been blessed to own your own business, it is to be a blessing to other. It is to raise up Godly leaders. Are you starting to get the picture here, everything you do should be centered on the call of God upon your life. He will bless you as you go, but it is not about you obtaining all you can, it is about you pouring out all you can upon those around you.If Jesus is our elder brother and is to be our example of how we are to live and operate in the power and authority of God, then we must study Him very closely and learn how he received and executed His power. I believe the following to be vital information and the key to our destiny:John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.John 5:30 (NIV) By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.It is all about being connected to the Father and the Son and allowing the Holy Spirit to be our guide. As heirs and joint heirs with Christ, we have been gifted with the ability to make a difference in the world, and in those around us. We have been endowed with power, power to heal the broken hearted, power to encourage those around us, power to change the atmosphere from that of chaos to peace.That is not all; we have been given a mandate. Remember this is about going back to the basics, well what could be more basic that the first directive given to mankind.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen 1:27-28 (KJV)God created us in His image and likeness and told us, mankind, to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. This does not just pertain to physical children, but spiritual children as well. As we grow in the things of God, part of our creative purpose is to impart those things in others. It is not just the Pastors job to share the good news of God’s love for us. We should be sharing that every day in the way we treat others. Jeremiah 31:3 tells us that God loves us with an everlasting love and it is with loving-kindness that He has drawn us to Him. By this same method, we are to draw others to Him.The Father also told us to take dominion over everything that moved upon the earth, therefore, we have dominion over the demons and imps which try to attack us and our family and the Body of Christ as a whole. We have been accepting what the enemy has been bringing to us, but no more! We have the power on dominion over him, not him over us!We need to stand up in the authority given us and stop allowing them to have their way in our lives. It is up to us, God gave us the keys to the Kingdom not the devil. …upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matt 16:18-19 (KJV)Again, because we don’t realize who we are in Him, we have thought we were not equipped to enlarge the Kingdom. If you simply avail yourself to Him, He can and will work the miraculous in and through you. You will see both the physical and spiritual manifestation of the blind receiving their sight, the lame walking, the deaf hearing and the dead being raised to life.Jesus said He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14 (KJV)He didn’t say the pastors or elders who believe, He said “he” meaning anyone who believes shall do greater works than He did. It is time to rise up and take our rightful place as the Sons of God. All of creation is waiting for us.And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Romans 8:17-19 (KJV)© Coylette James 2009
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Women's Networking

Hey ladies in and around the Houston, TX area La'Shaes is looking for someone who is knowledgeable of all the aspects of the world of business and would like the opportunity to come out to speak to women in the month of March 2010 at a Women's Network Affair Hosted by La'Shaes. If you are interested please respond to Lakiesha Thomas at or here on BWO.
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How do you respond to crisis?Does it cause you to panic or are you consumed by fear feeling as if the world is closing in all around you?

There will be continuous testing times as you move along your journeytowards an empowered life. There's no question about it we will have testingtimes as you move up to new levels there will be new testing. So, we mustbuild safeguards so we stay focused and we stay along the course that'sbeen set for us and given that fact we are talking about focus in crisis,learn to focus.Now one of the hardest things to do in life when an unexpected change orcircumstances, disappointment etc. come your way is to stay focused. We eitherare experiencing so much pain or we're so overwhelmed that the event tries totake our full attention. So how can you continue along your path towards the goalsthat you've set, the action steps you've set that will leadyou to that goal long term, short term?I've been there when my daughter lost her vision I was forced to reach inand grab every life skill, empowerment tool and my Faith to remain strengthenedand focused in order to support my daughter, my family and myself. I could have thrown in the towel and lost faith and focus, however, I didn't and through this gained keys to sustained empowerment, success and focus even in crisis.Yes, I've had crisis times and will have more the difference is that I'm nowempowered to stay focused in crisis and want to share some insights with youin this empowering resource! Our daughter has regained her vision and isliving an empowered life.How you respond to crisis will in essence determine the level of yourempowering success!Believe me you cannot continue to panic, yield to fatal distractions, beovercome with fear and be a woman with a lack of confidence if you'regoing to make strides and realize your best empowered life!The years have passed and I know you've had your own share of crisis in yourlife. The question is what are you going to do about it? Isn't it timeyou empowered yourself with the skill sets to stay focused in crisis?Finally...... be free!!!Discover how to stay focused in crisis now, today, once and for all.In my brand new report "How to stay focused in crisis" Ishare insights on how you can harness the power of focus and otherlife-changing keys to realized maximum empowerment as you discoverproven insights on staying focused in crisis and any season of your life.Secure your copy today. There's no shipping and handling and it'savailable for immediate download. Get "How to stay focused in crisis" here.
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Toot Your Own Horn

I have this friend I want to tell you about (and its really my friend, not one of those instances where I’m talking about myself but trying to disguise it). She’s one of my closest friends, so you know I think she’s special. She’s gorgeous, intelligent, smart (because they’re not the same thing…), FUNNY, enterprising and very encouraging. She likes to cook, she works efficiently with numbers…. I can go on and on. She has such a positive spirit and whenever I’m around her we have the best time ever.But y’all, I don’t know if she realizes all of this. Her and I talk about how we’re both great and have it going on. But I don’t think she sees herself as the dynamic creature that she truly is. Whenever she discusses her own value and attributes, she’ll begin tooting her own horn and then stop. I can’t even fault her though, because so many of us do that. And I used to be the same way, until my old roommate, another close friend, gave my confidence a huge boost.If you don’t toot your own horn, who will?What my old roommate taught me was this: of course we can’t wait for others to toot our horns and sing our praises. We must do this for ourselves. What was important about her lesson was the value of positive self-talk. Not only must you tell yourself how great you are, but you must repeat this often. And I’ve learned on my own how sneaky and tricky the mind is. Saying it once or twice won’t do, repetition is needed for any validation to sink in. Our minds need constant assurance that we really are the bee’s knees. Because for some reason, when we stop saying it, we stop believing and acting as if.Now my old roommate definitely knew her value and acted on that belief. And I saw that others saw this too and treated her the same way she treated herself. Its become such a cliche, but its definitely true that you have to treat yourself better than you want others to treat you. And part of that is hammering it into your own head that you are a creature like no other. Your positive self-talk and your confidence in yourself and your abilities will start to permeate your being; you’ll walk taller, hold your head up higher, and people will see this distinction in you and fall in line.I’m not advocating that you take this approach to self-confidence for other people. Its important to your own growth to value yourself highly. For one thing, a strong self-confidence will help to combat some of the fear I discussed previously. Because you’ll know your own abilities and have confidence that you can handle your aspirations as they come, you’ll be less likely to hold yourself back from what it is that you really want. And in those moments of weakness its easier to remember the things you’ve been constantly telling yourself, than it is to begin speaking lovingly of yourself when you’re feeling down. And in a way, telling yourself how wonderful you are is a form of self-love. We’d tell our children that they were smart, pretty and could do anything – why not tell ourselves?How to begin your tootingI think we as black women hesitate to hold ourselves too highly. First of all, its against the upbringing that some of us have had. We’ve been told to ‘be seen and not heard’, that we’re no better than anyone else, and ‘God don’t like ugly’. We’ve also been taught that its wrong to be conceited and that God rewards those who are humble. But again, whats wrong with speaking positively to yourself? We’d instill these same words of confidence and love to children, just because we’re grown now doesn’t mean we don’t still need to hear it. And the best person to tell us is ourselves.If you aren’t sure where to start, I’d start with reversing the habit of negative self-talk. If you stub your toe, don’t curse. Rub it off and say “thats ok”. If you break something by accident, don’t call yourself an idiot. Say, “thats ok, we all make mistakes. I’m not perfect.” Once you get the idea, take the initiative to say positive things to yourself. Begin the habit of paying yourself small compliments when the chance presents itself. When you wear your favorite outfit, tell yourself how beautiful you look. When you’ve had a good workout, admire your body in front of a mirror. Describe the body parts you like, and why. Try to do this out loud if you can. And if you’re a Christian sista, pull out some of those Bible verses that reinforce what I’m talking about. God says you’re “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14). Who are you to disagree?If you feel silly doing this, what does it matter, honestly? Its all in your head. No one knows what you’re saying but you. You could think of it as nurturing the little girl within you. You could also think of it as positive reinforcement of the woman you already are. Whatever you think of it as, I hope you begin to appreciate your awesomeness on a daily basis and toot your own horn.from my blog, Motivated Sista
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Controlling Asthma In The Workplace

( -- If you come to work every day feeling healthy and chipper, but leave the office wheezing and short of breath, it may not just be the stress of your workload. It is quite possible that your office is filled with asthma triggers. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your office asthmatic-friendly.Follow your asthma-control action plan at work as well as at home to avoid an asthma attack on the job. Some precautions you can take:Read more by following this link: more information on Asthma at:
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Ask any woman entrepreneur and they'll tell you one of the challengesin business is getting traffic to our sites.One of the easiest ways to get traffic to your website is by article marketing. It is not the fastest, but it is easy and cheap. When you are first starting in the internet marketing business, you need things that are easy and allow you toleverage your money.It doesn't take any time to blow your budget trying to get your website built, buying all the books under the sun, and even after all of that you probably still haven’t had your first sale. When the reality finally sets in that the internet work week is a pipe dream, you don’t have any money left to drive traffic to your website.It is a given, that pay per click will drive traffic to your site faster than any other method, but if you have already blown your budget, you need to find ways to get traffic to your site for free, and this is where article marketing comes in.Just about anyone with moderate English skills and minimal writing ability can write articles and publish them on the various article directories. And if your articles are remotely interesting, you can have them picked up by various webmasters and bloggers to use as information on their sites, some within hours of being published.You may ask what needs to be done to have these articles point back to your website? Most experts will tell you that you need to have the all important keywords in your article point back to you website. Well, if you are a newbie, just what is a keyword, and how is it used to point traffic to your website.I'll discuss this in an informative teleseminar with the Women's EmpowermentInner Circle Gold Tier, Tuesday, November 4.This call is free to all WE Inner Circle Gold Tier members. Not a member?Join at a discount today and take advantage of this informative Power ExecutiveCall and other incredible benefits.Enroll by clicking here Women's Empowerment Inner Circle
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My Thanksgiving Prayer to You

My Thanksgiving Prayer to You

Happy Thanksgiving

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I give thanks to God for all of you who have given me your love, friendship, business sales, teamwork, referrals, feedback and prayers.
In Psalm 100:4 it says
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name."

The root meaning of the word thank in this verse comes from the Greek word: Exomologeo, which means to acknowledge and agree fully. This word in turn comes from two Greek words: Ek or Ex which denotes the origin or beginning of action, and Homologeo which means to give thanks. That leads us to believe that thanksgiving is not passive, it is an action.

We are to show our thankfulness to the world for all that God has done in our lives. We should be happy that we even have breath in our body and acknowledge that the only reason we do is because it is part of God's plan. It is to give Him glory, and that is the only reason.

Thank God that you are healthy and show others that thanks in the way you live your life. And if you are not whole and healthy then thank God that in his infinite wisdom He has a plan for you. Just think how much more of a testimony you can give by showing others your willingness to love and follow God in spite of your infirmities.
Elizabeth - The UnStoppable Finance Coach
Our vision is to develop economically empowered women that create generational wealth for themselves and their families. We seek to break the cycle of poverty that has claimed far too many hopes and dreams for so long.

We believe every woman has God-given gifts, talents and abilities that when developed with an entrepreneurial vision, lead to a legacy of blessings. The UnStoppable will be a catalyst for women by helping position them to build and maintain wealth in the 21st Century.

Thanksgiving Prayer

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of
Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

--Mary Fairchild

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Give Your Opinion, Get $50!

The ladies of Premonition Fashion are conducting a survey, and your response would be appreciated. When you take 5 minutes to give us your opinion, you get a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!Here is a link to the survey: for your participation!Faith & Free of Premonition Fashion S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago,IL 773-301-1091
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