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  • This article explains how to create a slug field in dotCMS that can be used as an SEO-friendly URL. This custom field script also makes each slug unique.

    Friendly Slug Custom Field for dotCMS

    This article explains how to create a slug field in dotCMS that can be used as an SEO-friendly URL. This custom field script also makes each slug unique.

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  • A prayer of gratitude to God for hearing my voice crying out all alone in the dark, and sending me not only light, but also the company of the most wonderful woman: April Turek.

    I Give You Thanks

    A prayer of gratitude to God for hearing my voice crying out all alone in the dark, and sending me not only light, but also the company of the most wonderful woman: April Turek.

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  • I spent countless hours writing Velocity code and hacking up some Lucene queries in dotCMS for the website, but this was only a needle in the haystack of preparations needed to make an 1800-people, 40-country+ event go smoothly...

    Worship Symposium Week Is Here!

    I spent countless hours writing Velocity code and hacking up some Lucene queries in dotCMS for the website, but this was only a needle in the haystack of preparations needed to make an 1800-people, 40-country+ event go smoothly...

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  • I have so many stories to tell about the Auxiliary, and tonight, they all become a little more official! I never before felt so proud to wear my Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)...

    My US Coast Guard Auxiliary Induction

    I have so many stories to tell about the Auxiliary, and tonight, they all become a little more official! I never before felt so proud to wear my Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)...

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  • Know that I have searched the Earth to find you, to find your love; and that I will tear the Heavens apart, if that is what it takes to be with you... But if you are not willing to receive my unconditional, everlasting love...

    If My Love Is Not Enough

    Know that I have searched the Earth to find you, to find your love; and that I will tear the Heavens apart, if that is what it takes to be with you... But if you are not willing to receive my unconditional, everlasting love...

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  • A poem about what being in love is about. Did I love you? Did I ever love the joy of your company, the melody of your voice, your contagious smile, your forgiving heart?

    Yes, I Did

    A poem about what being in love is about. Did I love you? Did I ever love the joy of your company, the melody of your voice, your contagious smile, your forgiving heart?

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  • Besides training and fellowship, I had the chance to join the Coast Guard on a patrol, escorting a passenger vessel in the fog, and received lookout training in the most miserable viewing conditions imaginable. It was fun! :)

    Bulletproof Fun: Volunteering at Coast Guard Station Muskegon

    Besides training and fellowship, I had the chance to join the Coast Guard on a patrol, escorting a passenger vessel in the fog, and received lookout training in the most miserable viewing conditions imaginable. It was fun! :)

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  • A poem about how a mariner's relationship with his loved one is falling apart due his love for the sea, and her desire for a different lifestyle on his part. His dreams, she dreaded. His life, she shredded. His dreams sank....

    This Captain is Dead

    A poem about how a mariner's relationship with his loved one is falling apart due his love for the sea, and her desire for a different lifestyle on his part. His dreams, she dreaded. His life, she shredded. His dreams sank....

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  • "God, please look after her," I prayed. "And please God, o please God, let me come back safe to her: allow me to see my love..."

    The Captain Diaries: August 13, 2011

    "God, please look after her," I prayed. "And please God, o please God, let me come back safe to her: allow me to see my love..."

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