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November 29, 2007

Homerville - 76 year-old Venera Suggs has a daily routine.

"First thing I do when I get up in the morning. I do it before I do anything else," she says.

She wakes up each morning, sits down in her chair, and begins writing.

She's copying the Bible. "I never heard of anybody writing it out before. In fact, I didn't even know if I could do it or not, but I thought I'd try and see."

She's been dedicating 30 minutes each day, copying the Bible, verse by verse into these notebooks. She's been doing that for the past seven and a half years.

She's been writing since May 17, 2000 and has copied the Book from start to finish.

But that doesn't mean her work is done.  "I started back in Psalms again, but I'm not sure if I'll do it again or not. But I just felt that I was suppose to write Psalms again."

She says she'll continue writing everyday, because with each word comes a better understanding.

"When you write it, sometimes some of the verses are long so you have to look back at them three or four times and you pay attention to things you never paid attention to when you just read it."

An understanding that brings her closer to God one page at a time.

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