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ENTOURAGES MANTLE
Weekly Newsletter from Barbara's Entourage
by Barbara Sanders

Issue 115 September 21, 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

He's Calling!

For the second time this year, we laid to rest a member of our extended family on Friday. He was the husband of my aunt that died last Spring. The children have seen both their Mom and Dad pass away within seven months of one another - one unexpected and the other expected. But, whether expected or unexpected, the pain is still there. The loss is great for this family, in that there is no longer a Mom and Dad to hold the family unit together.

No matter how strong our faith, our prayer life, or our worshipping Christ, He still calls. The scripture says that it's 'appointed unto men once to die'. When our appointed time comes, no family member will be able to keep them here, no matter how much we want.

When He calls, we will go - whether we go to Him or have made our decision otherwise. There's a heaven and a hell - no in between - no 'place to hide'! We will spend eternity in one of these places. Hopefully, our decision has been made and sealed in His blood, before He Calls!

And, He's Calling - calling each one of us to follow after Him - to come to the Rock of our salvation.

Heavenly Father, we know that there will come a time when we pass from this life unto death. We know there is an eternity beyond this life. Help each one of us realize that, without salvation, it's impossible to spend that eternity with you. We thank you for the gift of grace! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Rock of My Salvation - Song - Christian Guitar Resources

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

For those of you who couldn't get last week's devotional, here it is again. I forgot to upload it to my server. Sorry!

Fast Food, Fast Life, Fast World

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 September 16-20, 2002

To Grill Or Not To Grill?
Application of Scripture To Life
There's No Secrets Unknown to God
Whose Report Do You Believe?
Climbing Higher

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

The Fragility of Life

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The meaning of trial is not only to test worthiness, but to increase it; as the oak is not only tested by the storms, but toughened by them.

Streams In The Desert

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

C.H. Spurgeon's Evening Devotional

Evangelizing For The Kingdom of God

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

If you are saved, the only 'hell' you will know will be here on earth.
From a local Church sign.

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

Jesus Christ's Life, Death, and Resurrection

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Power to Change

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A MUST READ
Interesting Christian Articles found on the Web:

Gas Station Makes Gospel Convenient for Customers

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WEEKLY RECIPES
From Around The Web

Apple Coffee Cake

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

What Part of God's Service are you?

1. Active Duty: Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7?

2. Reserve Status: Serving only when called upon or twice a year: Christmas and Easter?

3. Guard Status: Backing up the Active Duty group?

4. AWOL - Absent With Out the Lord?

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SNIPPET FROM THE MANTLE
A word or two from ......

Maranatha Christian Journal

Evidence of farming by Jews in an area adjacent to the Galileean city of Sepphoris (Zippori) during the period of Roman rule has been uncovered in excavations conducted there under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology.

Read the story: Excavations Uncover Early Farm Life In Galilee

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

How often, in the presence of one deeply loved, but, alas! estranged from God, the heart of mother or wife has felt a sudden impulse to say an earnest word, propose an act of devotion, to paint in glowing colors the blessings of faith and the happiness of virtue . . . and she has stopped, deterred by an irresistible fear of how the words may be received; and she says to herself, poor woman, "Tomorrow I shall be braver."

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...

2 Corinthians 6:2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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