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ENTOURAGES MANTLE
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by Barbara Sanders

Issue 102 June 22, 2002

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=>Top of the Mantle - Word from Editor
=> Scripture Mantle -devotions
=> Special featured devotional
=> Weekly Mantle-featured Entourage links
=> Quote of the Week
=>Traveling Mantle-Web links
=> Weekly Recipes
=> This 'n That
=> Snippet from the Mantle - news
=> Gold Dust on the Mantle
=>Subscribe/Un-subscribe information

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage

Women love sales!! And, today was a great day to go shopping at the mall. One store had everything on sale, and if you got there and bought before noon, you got more off. And, then, they had in-store coupons for another $10 or $15 off!! So, I went, and yes, I bought!! But, I got tremendous savings on things that I wouldn't normally buy at regular price, given the cost for a tall person.

Women seem to be able to 'sniff out' a great find. I have this great friend who 'sniffed' out bargain shoes - oh, not BARGAIN, in that they were cheap shoes, but bargain in price. She was on a trip and came home with loads of shoes stuffed in her suitcase! She thought about carrying them on board the plane, but was afraid security would snatch them (shoe bomber scare!).

People go after all sort of bargains - bargain basements, bargains at the thrift store or consignment shops, sales at the grocery store (take your coupons!), and much more. But, there is one thing we can always get a bargain on - as it's not for sale. It's free for all those that would accept the gift. And, that's the catch - accept! Many stand on the outside looking in the door - but never step up and touch the door bell.

This free gift is the gift of salvation through grace by faith. If you are reading this and know someone who doesn't know the Lord as his/her personal Savior, why not share with them how easy it is to have God come into your life. Bargains go and come - may be good, may be bad - but this one will always be there for the accepting. Bargains here on earth can't go with you, but this one will go through life with you, to the grave, and on into eternity.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Copyright ©June 22, 2002 by Barbara Sanders, Alabama. All rights reserved.
All scripture from the King James Version.

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SCRIPTURE MANTLE...
Devotionals at Barbara's Entourage this week!

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Church of The Living God

Weekly Archives Devotions can be found at Master Archives.

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Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?
Daily Dose of God's Word June 17-21, 2002

Take Me At My Word?
In His Time - In His Way
A Relaxed Society
In The Heat of Things
Be An Armor Bearer

Visit Daily Dose archives to read past devotions at Barbara's Entourage.

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

The Body Connection

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The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung about our necks, while in reality it is only the weight which is necessary to keep down the diver while he is hunting for pearls.
--Richter.

Streams In The Desert

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WEEKLY MANTLE...
Featured links found in the many pages of Barbara's Entourage!

Facts About the Month of July - Links

The Thorn

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A little more thoughtfulness and courtesy makes one a gentle and delightful companion.

Messages: A Selection of Pastoral Essays
By Guy McGowan

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TRAVELING MANTLE...
Christian friends sharing their faith on the Net!

Taking A Break at Peggie's Place

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House2House Ministries

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WEEKLY RECIPES
From Around The Web

Independence Cake

This red, white, and blue cake is perfect for 4th of July. Has fresh fruit - blue berries and strawberries!

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'THIS AND THAT' ...
Joy, Humor, and Faith on the net!

*The Perfect Church*

If you could find the perfect church
Without one fault or smear
For goodness sake, don't join that church
You'd spoil the atmosphere.

But since no perfect church exists
Where people never sin
Let's cease looking for that church
And love the one we're in!

-Author Unknown

Pastor Tim's Illustrations List
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SNIPPET FROM THE MANTLE
A word or two from ......

Charisma News

A Florida pastor has told how God touched his congregation through a medical crisis that almost took his life and robbed him of some of his sharp mind.

Read the entire story: Pastor's Sickness Draws Congregation Closer Together

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

"Lean on Me, for I am Meek and Lowly of Heart"

Be Humble
1. Humble with God

Resting always in His presence, like a little child, or even a beggar, who knowing nothing is due to him, still asks, loves, and awaits, feeling sure that hour by hour, in proportion to our need, God will provide all that is needful, and even over and above what is absolutely necessary. Live peacefully under the protection of Divine Providence; the more you feel your insignificance, weakness ,sickness, misery, the more right you have to the pity and love of God.

By Charlotte M. Yonge - 1880

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ULTIMATE!
That's a Roundup from Barbara's Entourage for this week.
"Head knowledge makes you smart; heart knowledge makes you HIS!"

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HIS ENCOURAGING WORD...

Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

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