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- Ephesians 6:4 Tuesday, 18 June, 2019“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
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- Japan Tuesday, 18 June, 2019Latest update: Summary - On 18 June, there was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Japan Sea; there is currently a tsunami caution for the coastal regions of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa prefectures; you should check the Japan Meteorological website for updates and follow the advice of local authoritiesGOV.UK
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