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1 Corinthians 10:23, 24
1 Corinthians 11:24,25
1 Corinthians 11:33, 34
1 Corinthians 12: 29-31
1 Corinthians 12:7
1 Corinthians 13:12
1 Corinthians 14:1
1 Corinthians 14:20
1 Corinthians 2: 9,10
1 Corinthians 2:16
1 Corinthians 4:9
1 Corinthians 6:11,12
1 Corinthians 7:6,7
1 Corinthians 8:10, 11
1 Thessalonians 1:6,7
1 Thessalonians 3:12
1 Thessalonians 4:12
1 Timothy 1:13
1 Timothy 4:14, 15 (AMP)
1 Timothy 6:6
1Corinthians 9:1
2 Corinthians 10:3,4
2 Corinthians 12:7
2 Corinthians 13:5,8
2 Corinthians 2:16
2 Corinthians 2:6-7
2 Corinthians 3:17
2 Corinthians 3:3,6 (MSG)
2 Corinthians 4:16
2 Corinthians 7:10,11
2 Thessalonians 1:11
2 Thessalonians 3:5
2 Timothy 1:
2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 3:15
Acts 10:40, 41
Acts 13:51, 52
Acts 14:2, 3
Acts 15:38, 39
Acts 16:37-39
Acts 17: 8,9
Acts 17:16
Acts 18:14, 15
Acts 1:1
Acts 20:7, 8
Acts 22:1, 2
Acts 24:15, 16
Acts 25:16
Acts 27:34, 38
Acts 27:41
Acts 28:1, 2
Acts 3:16
Acts 4:11, 12
Acts 5: 38, 39
Acts 7:34
Acts 9:13, 14
Colossians 1:15,16
Colossians 2:3
Colossians 3:15
Colossians 4:16
Ephesians 1:17,18
Ephesians 2:15
Ephesians 5:15,16
Ephesians 6:16
Ex. 7:20,22,24 & 8:22,23
Exodus 12:22
Exodus 15:8,25 & 16:21
Exodus 20:24
Exodus 23:28-30
Exodus 2:16-18
Exodus 5:13
Exodus 7:20, 22, 24
Galations 1:4
Galations 3:13
Galations 4:6, 7
Galations 4:9
Galations 5:24, 25
Galations 6: 2, 3
Galations 6:4, 8
Genesis 4:26
Hebrews 10:32
Hebrews 11:1,3
Hebrews 12:13
Hebrews 2:3b
Hebrews 3:19
Hebrews 4:12
Hebrews 5:14
Hebrews 6:19,20
Hebrews 7:14, 17
Hebrews 8:10
John 18:1
John 19:41
Maark 16:17, 18
Mark 10:8, 9
Mark 11:8-10
Mark 11:8-20
Mark 12:14-17
Mark 13:14-16
Mark 14:3
Mark 15:15
Mark 16:17, 18
Mark 16:7
Mark 1:28, 33, 38
Mark 1:44
Mark 2: 2, 4
Mark 3:9, 10
Mark 4:11, 12, 34
Mark 4:24, 34
Mark 5:2, 3
Mark 5:37 & 40
Mark 6:1
Mark 7:24
Mark 8:33
Mark 9:24-27
Mark 9:50
Matthew 11:4-6
Matthew 12:33
Matthew 14:24,25
Matthew 15:6
Matthew 16:19
Matthew 16:24-26
Matthew 17:1,2
Matthew 17:6-8
Matthew 21:12
Matthew 21:19-21
Matthew 23:11,12
Matthew 23:38,39
Matthew 24:2
Matthew 24:32,33
Matthew 26:32
Matthew 26:7
Matthew 28:7, 20
Matthew 2:13-15
Matthew 3:8
Matthew 5:8
Matthew 7:20
Matthew 8:10 (MSG)
Matthew 8:22, 23
Matthew 8:8
Numbers 22:20-34
Numbers 25:11, 12
Philippians 1:11 (MSG)
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 3:10,11
Philippians 4:7
Phillipians 1:6
Psalm 104:9-11
Psalm 106:4,5
Psalm 10:7
Psalm 119:57, 58 (MSG)
Psalm 12:6, 7
Psalm 132:6,7
Psalm 135:10-12
Psalm 136:25
Psalm 15:1, 2
Psalm 20:7,8
Psalm 22:3
Psalm 24:6, 7
Psalm 2:12
Psalm 30:11,12
Psalm 34:7
Psalm 37:4-6
Psalm 38:12-15
Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm 42:6,7
Psalm 50:11
Psalm 55:6-8
Psalm 56:8
Psalm 59:16
Psalm 64:8,10
Psalm 69:5,6
Psalm 77:19
Psalm 78:1-3
Psalm 83:17,18
Psalm 91:1
Psalm 95:6-8
Psalms 149:1-4 (MSG)
Romans 10:4
Romans 11:29, 36
Romans 12: 1, 2
Romans 13:12
Romans 14:18
Romans 14:19, 20
Romans 15:2,3
Romans 16:19,20
Romans 1:19,20
Romans 2:2
Romans 2:29
Romans 3:3,4
Romans 6:7,8
Romans 7:24,25
Romans 8:19-23
Romans 8:5,6
Romans 9:31,32
Titus 1:15,16

Food for the Spirit
Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Whispers of Jesus
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 4:11, 12, 34


S.Mark 4:11,12,34 (AMP) 11. And He said to them, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God [that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly]; but for those outside [of our circle] everything becomes a parable,12. In order that they may [indeed] look and look but not see and perceive, and may hear and hear but not grasp and comprehend, lest haply they should turn again, and it [their willful rejection of the truth] should be forgiven them.

34. He did not tell them anything without a parable; but privately to His disciples (those who were peculiarly His own) He explained everything [fully].


What Jesus is saying here is that those that believe in Him and have an intimate realtionship with Him will know the hidden things of the Kingdom of God. But the 'strangers' to God's territory are told only comparrisons/illustrations of God's Territory so as to not to truly understand. This is so that when they do turn from sin and back to God, their ignorance of previous sin would not be counted against them. Not knowing what is and isn't sin makes you innocent and ingnorant of that sin. Jesus was acutally protecting the pre-Believer. His compassion shows!

When Jesus is alone with His pupils/disciples, He then 'unties and loosens' the secrets behind His parables. This is why it's so important to have a close on One...with Jesus. It's so we can know His secrets! Here is the place that He explains His Word, His reasons, and what is going on in our individual lives.


The closer I get to Jesus, the more time I spend alone with Him in His Word, worshipping Him, and listening to Him in silence, the more of life's secrets He reveals to me; the 'whys' of my personal life. He shows me answers to hard life questions in His Word. He unties the secrets to my personal life and what I have to do to get through hard times. He shows me, through His Word, why certains things have happened in my order to teach me to grow up. He 'loosens' the truth through His Word. He opens my spiritual eyes while we are alone together! And I always come out of the 'secret place' with My Savior with a sense of peace, wisdom and feeling loved! It's the place where my Jesus whispers in my ear what is the Truth to my personal life with Him.


Thank You, Jesus, that You take the time to loosen and untie the secrets of my life. Thank You that You reveal to me that those secrets are in Your Word. Thank You for Your Wisdom and Your Holy Spirit! Stay close to me always! You make my heart sing, Lord!

Posted by umma23 at 7:10 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 25 February 2012 7:24 AM PST
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Friday, 24 February 2012
Daddy's Lap, Our Life Boat; Our Secret Place
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 3:9, 10


Mark 3:9, 10  And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship (Comes come the Greek words: to plunge or launder clothing, to wash) should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.


Even Jesus needed a seperate place from the influences of people. He told His disciples to keep one ready for Him, knowing that He would need it. This 'multitude', having many diseases, could inflict those diseases on Jesus, too (being many of the diseases were infectious). Jesus wanted that boat ready in order to seperate Himself from those infections to His body. But in the spirit, this would also be true. Jesus wanted that place of spiritual 'laundering' (small boat) to be ready so as to plunge Himself back into spiritual purity, His personal 'secret place' with God. He knew that God would keep Him cleansed and pure from any spiritual infection, but it had to be always kept ready. Jesus served these 'diseased souls' with a heart that cherished them (Greek: 'healed'=to serve as a menial attendant as if cherishing). He wanted to be among them to cherish them, but He HAD to stay cleansed Himself in order to KEEP doing that!


Wherever I go and whoever I meet, I must always have a prepared place in my heart, let alone a physical 'secret place'. It has to be constantly ready, waiting and prepared, so that I can get there FAST. Here is where I seperate myself from the influences of the world. In this place, I can repent, be cleansed, be spiritually and physcially refreshed, be strengthened and re-assure. In this place I listen to hear God, once again tells me WHO I AM in HIM....created for HIS use, and cleansed!


Oh, Father! I SO thank You for that 'small boat'....because it's YOUR LAP! I thank You that You are always there to take my 'I'm sorrys' and to forgive me, refresh me, and tell You that You will always love me, no matter what! I will always crawl up into Your lap, Father...for that's where I am truly who You made me to be!


Many times I've needed the 'life boat' of God's lap! There is true peace there and I crave that peace in every nook and cranny of my life!

There is much strife going on around me today. Satan tries to come into my thinking and stir up anger, offense and fear. But when I crawl up into my Daddy's lap, He tells me, "I've got it, Nancy! Just LET GO!" The more I let Him have this situation, where strife could reign, the more peace I get. "Why would my Father not use this for His good?" I ask myself. "He would never hurt me. He's in control of all that is good in my life!" The more I let go, the more I can see His plan working. And so, I allow my Father to hold me and take away the things I can not control. And I hear Him say, "TRADE YOU! You give Me this strife-full situation in exchange for My peace!"


Posted by umma23 at 8:26 AM PST
Updated: Friday, 24 February 2012 9:32 AM PST
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Thursday, 23 February 2012
Removing Mind Garbage allows Jesus to Heal Thoughts
Mood:  lazy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 2: 2, 4


Mark 2:2, 4 (NKJ) Immediatly many gathered together so there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the Word to them. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.


There was no room around the house that Jesus preached in to bring a paralytic man for Jesus to heal. So the friends of this sick man dug a hole in the roof and lowered down the sick man straight in front of Jesus. The men made a way to Jesus to heal there friend.


The roof of a house represents the brain/thinking of my 'house', our bodies. When there are too many thoughts, too much business in my thinking, than Jesus' thoughts can not get in. I have to clear away the clutter of caotic thinking and make room for Jesus in my thoughts. I have to find a quiet spot. Then Jesus can come in and give me His thoughts and show me the places that He needs to heal in my thinking. He takes the weak spots and makes them strong. I could never find this entrance to His thoughts if I didn't make a way.


Jesus, forgive me for allowing the business of todays life to get in the way of hearing You. Help me find a way, each and every day, to clear away the clutter of my thoughts in order to hear Your thoughts and allow the way for Your healing in my thinking.

Posted by umma23 at 6:28 AM PST
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Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Protected & Unprotected vs. Listening & Not Listening
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Mark 1:28, 33, 38


Mark 1: 28, 33, 38 (NKJ) And immediately His fame spread throughout all region around Galilee.

And the whole city (a town protected by walls) was gathered at the door.

But He said to them, “Let us go into the next town (a town without protected walls) that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.


The truth of Jesus’ character drew people to seek Him, listen to Him, and learn from Him. The whole city of Capernaum (‘City of Comfort’, a city prepared for warfare) assembled at the opportunity/door to be taught more about spiritual warfare/protection. But Jesus told them that He came to Earth for the purpose of teaching those who didn’t know how to battle the evil one in spiritual warfare. The people of Capernaum already had that knowledge, because Jesus had just taught them how. Now, He had to go teach the ‘unprotected towns’ what it took to be protected. He was going to the unprotected towns to show them how to fight, spiritually, and to open their spiritual eyes and ears to what God was saying about their spiritual lives. He was teaching them to listen in order to hear what the Spirit was teaching them about fighting satan and his tactics.

Because of Jesus and His Spirit, I live IN a protected city! I have learned and became aware, by LISTENING to the Spirit (through God’s Word and through other wizened Believers used by Holy Spirit to teach) how to fight the enemy in spiritual warfare. I am no longer ignorant of satan’s tactics because Jesus has opened my eyes and ears to where and how satan tries to attack me. Those who do not listen, ‘with the intention to obey’, to the Spirit of God are unprotected from satan’s tactics. I was there once. When I look back at myself, when I wasn’t ‘listening’ to God, I was like a timid mouse; scared of my own shadow and pushed around by all who wanted to take advantage of a push-over. Jesus came to teach me how to overcome this wrong way of thinking. Jesus came to teach me who I really am; who God has created me to be from the beginning. Jesus came to ‘divide’.

In Luke 12:51 Jesus says: Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.”

Jesus has taught us how to ‘divide’ the thinking of the world and the thinking of the Kingdom; those who LISTEN and those who DON’T LISTEN. He has taught us how to either be PROTECTED or NOT PROTECTED.

Listen and be protected. Don’t listen, and be unprotected.

It’s OUR choice!


Father, I choose YOUR protection! I pray for HUGE ears to hear You! I want to perceive what Your Spirit is saying in order to know how to be protected by You. Help me to always listen with the intention to obey You, Father. In Jesus’ name!


Posted by umma23 at 2:07 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 22 February 2012 2:11 PM PST
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The Rescued are Favored
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 28:1, 2



Acts 28:1, 2 (NKJ) 1 Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta ("affording/furnshing  honey").2 And the natives (Greek: 'foreigners') showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.


The men who were supernaturally rescued by God were now favored by 'foreigners' in their own land.


Because I have been rescued by Jesus and am a free woman, God blesses me with His favor. Freedom just shines out of those who are saved. Many times in my life God's unexplainable favor pours out on me. And it usually comes from those who are attracted to the 'shine of Jesus'. They don't understand this 'shine' on us, but they desire this same freedom. Freedom causes God's favor to pour out from the un-saved on the saved.


Thank You, Lord, for Your shine of salvation! Thank You for Your favor over my life.

Posted by umma23 at 7:00 AM PST
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Monday, 20 February 2012
The Right Portion of Food During a 'Storm-Problem'
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 27:34, 38



Acts 27:34, 38 (NKJ) "Therefore, I urge you to take nourishment, for this is your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you."...So when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and threw out (to purge out/test) the wheat  (what is crushed and kneaded) into the sea.


*Because the men on the ship hadn't eaten in 14 days, they were loosing strength, clear thinking and energy.

+If I don't read God's word for awhile, this is exactly what happens in my spirit. My spirit grows weak, confused and sleepy.

*Paul encouraged them to eat.

+Holy Spirit prompts us to read the Bible to feed our spirit.

*When the men on the ship were satisfied, they threw the rest of the food overboard. This made the ship lighter so the ship could stay afloat during the storm.

+When my spirit is full and satisfied from God's Word, I am to 'lighten the load' of knowledge...throw the rest overboard so as not to have the burden of too much un-needed knowledge which causes confusion. I get exactly what I need for THAT storm/trouble.


Jesus knows just what I need and knows the exact time that I need it. He knows which storm/trouble I am in and exactly the thing that will help me. When I read His Word, while being lead by Holy Spirit, my spirit is fed with the exact amount of knowledge and wisdom that is needed for that exact time; that exact storm. When my spirit is satisfied there and I recognize the answer to the 'storm-problem', all other 'wisdom and knowledge' that isn't needed is 'thrown overboard' in order that my spirit won't be overloaded (which could cause confusion...which is NOT of God)  If I need that wisdom and knowledge later, it will be given to me as the answer for a different 'storm-problem'.

It's as if God is saying to me, "Take one step at a time, My child. I will lead you in what you need to know right now, during THIS storm, because I know you.  I will not give you too little or too much but just the right amount for this time in your life".


Father, I know that You know me so well that You know exactly what I need for the exact time I need it. In each 'storm-problem'You lead me to the exact help I need. Help me to always trust You in the amount of wisdom and knowledge that is revealed to me. Help me to not try to grab more than I need, for You know the exact amount. I am SO glad You know everything about me! I trust You, Lord!

Posted by umma23 at 8:35 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 20 February 2012 8:38 AM PST
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Sunday, 19 February 2012
Showing our True Color in Praise to God
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Psalm 22:3


Psalm 22:3 (NKJ) But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.


God is morally sacred, set apart, prepared, dedicated, shows Himself majestic, honored and appointed. He is sitting down, dwelling, inhabiting, settled, and remaining in the true colors and sounds of our praises to Him. We show ourselves, as we praise Him, crystal clear....nothing hidden. We show ourselves as who we really are; mad men/woman and fools, in love with our God. He loves this. Because our actions are louder than words. When we show ourselves as fools, who we really are, He inhibits us.

A.Praising God in front of people can be very hard, especially when we think we are being watched. But what if we ALL acted like the people we truly are inside; foolish for God. We would ALL be God's 'nothings'. The more we praise Him as 'foolish nothings' the more He can come into us and BE HIS-SELF! He can consume us in our praises to Him. And that's EXACTLY where I want Him to be!

P.Father, Help me to show You, in my crystal clear worship and praise to You, that You are EVERYTHING to me!

Posted by umma23 at 6:59 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 19 February 2012 7:50 AM PST
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Saturday, 18 February 2012
Handle-less Utensils
Mood:  sharp
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 25:16


S.But I replied to them that it was not the custom of the Romans (Strength, Power) to give up freely any man for punishment before the accused had met the accusers (satan) face to face and had opportunity to defend himself concerning the charge brought against him.

O.Festus told the king the history behind Paul's case and why he was being charged. He also told how Paul's accusers had no power in charging Paul with any crime until they came face to face with them.

A.There is no power in an 'accuser' unless you give him that power. Until the 'accuser' can come face to face with the 'accused', there is no accusation that can stand. That's where the 'Agent' comes in. When we stand behind the 'Agent/Attorney' and allow Him to defend us, no accusations will ever hit us. We give the 'accuser/satan' no handle to hold leverage to use in overpowering us with guilt or shame, fear or control. That is why it's so important to confess sin quickly. Jesus steps in between us and satan and destroys satan's handle on our souls. He has nothing to hold on to to accuse us with. Jesus has broken off that 'handle' of control.

P.Jesus, THANK YOU that You are my Divine Attorney! Thank You for taking my sin on the cross and breaking satan's handle off my life. Forgive me, Jesus, for my sins...ALL of them. I don't want any handles on this utensil that satan can use! ONLY broken stubs!

Posted by umma23 at 7:22 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:33 PM PST
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Friday, 17 February 2012
Stomping Out Offense with Visual Training
Mood:  surprised
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 24:15, 16



Acts 24:15, 16 (NKJ) This being so, I myself always strive (train, to form by art) to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.


Paul is saying here that both he and his accusers agree that the dead will be risen, both the righteous and the sinful. This sorta puts the righteous man and sinful man on equal terms in that both the sinful and righteous will be judged. After we are risen, we are separated...the just and the unjust; two lines will form. The goats vs. the sheep. But until that time, we will be in the same line. In that same line, which is in THIS present time, we have no place in our lives to judge others. We are to ONLY see the good in others; actually train our minds to SEE only GOOD. In this way, we don't pre-judge ourselves or others wrongly and cause ourselves and others to stumble with our wrong judgment.


I HATE offense/pre-judgment. It makes me feel terrible! This scripture tells me how to get rid of taking on offense. It says to train my mind to only see the good in people; to put on the 'rose colored glasses of God' in order to see through love. In this way, no offense or judgment can take a stand in my thinking. I will have 'God's eyes' and can see through love (only good traits) and not what is offensive to me!

Philippians 4:8 says:...whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

THAT is what I need to train my mind to do straight out of God's Instruction Book! THAT stomps out offense!


Father, I ask that You open my spiritual eyes to only the good in others. I pray Philippians 4:8 over my life, Father. Blind me to judging and help me in my training to stomp out any offenses that I may take on or give to others.

Posted by umma23 at 6:47 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:40 PM PST
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Kingdom Dialect Connects Believer to Believer
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Acts 22:1, 2


S.Acts 22:1, 2 (AMP) 1 BRETHREN AND fathers, listen to the defense which I now make in your presence.2 And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew tongue they were all the more quiet. And he continued...

("Hebrew" comes from the meaning: "The opposite side of the Jordon" and Jordon means 'to go down' and "to cross over". The word tongue means"to mingle thought with thought". Translated in symbolism, "Hebrew tongue" means " those who have gone past the 'going-down -into-sin" stage and are coming up out of sin, and they are now speaking the language of freedom; "the mingling of our thoughts with the thoughts of OTHER Jordon crossers; Believers") 

O.Paul was trying to convince the 'orginal chosen' by God, the Jewish people, that he was obeying what God told him to do; to preach to the Gentiles, too. This enraged the Jews. They didn't want to believe that Paul had heard God through Jesus. But when they heard Paul speak in their language, Hebrew, they knew he was one of them. He understood them. They understood him. Because of this, they wanted to hear him out. 

A.I have met people that I just KNEW were Believers, without them saying a word about it. How? By the way they talk and the joy and freedom that is in their words and actions. They ooze Jesus through their demeanor! This makes me want to hear them, to 'mingle thought to thought' because this Believer speaks my language! They have 'crossed over the opposite side of the place of going down' (Jordon) like I have! We two, are the opposite of going down...we are going UP and speak the same Kingdom dialect! As we stand talking in the Kingdom Dialect, we hold fast in the fact of who we are; the sons and daughters of the Most High God....that makes us relatives! We quietly understand each other, as  Paul and the Jews were connecting through language in this scripture. Language connection causes people to listen!

P.Father I thank You for Your heavenly Kingdom Dialect! Thank You that the words You have given us through the Bible connect Your people and we recognize YOU in each others words! Open my eyes wider to see more of my bros and sisters in You! Open my ears to knowing Kingdom Dialect. Open my mouth more, to pour out Your Kingdom dialect to others, Father. I WANT TO KNOW YOU THROUGH KNOWING MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE KINGDOM!

Posted by umma23 at 9:44 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:23 AM PST
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