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ENTOURAGES MANTLE
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by Barbara Sanders

Issue 142 March 29, 2003

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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

Are You Prepared?

Death is a part of life. But, when it comes unexpectedly, you wonder why. This week has been no exception, when it comes to death hitting unexpectedly. A community near us was badly shaken when a former prisoner (imprisoned for attempted murder) walked into the Funeral Home there and shot three people, two of whom who worked there. The other was a part-time casket salesman who just happened to come in that day. The regular funeral director had only stepped out for a few minutes to do an errand.

The deaths hit not only that community but others. One of the persons shot was a pastor's wife from another town. The other worker was a pastor of a church. Both of these people were highly esteemed in their communities, true lovers of God and people. And, we ask why, God?

Death will come to each of us; it's just a matter of when. I am sure not one of the three left home that morning expecting to be united with God before the day was over. But death comes when we least expect it. You've heard of relatives sitting with a dying person and they continue to live. But, the moment the room is empty, the person slips into eternity. These people were preparing a body for burial, and death slipped in, unexpectedly.

If your ticket isn't up-to-date for that appointment, why not get it updated today? There's no time to call out to Jesus, when death comes knocking. Let your light shine today for Jesus.

Psalms 43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Heavenly Father, we know that we aren't promised tomorrow and death is sure. Help us to be prepared for your coming. Teach us to obey your commands and be obedient to your Word. We give you praise and honor and glory due your precious name. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

All Scriptures are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
©Copyright March 29, 2003, by Barbara Sanders, Alabama. All rights reserved.

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

"To Each His Own Or "My Point of View"

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 March 24-28, 2003

Enduring Through It All
Be Ready!
Losing Connection?
Our Hope For The Future
What Really Matters?

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

A Chosen One - By Betty Robison

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Like wise seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God and all things are possible unto him that believeth.

--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 April

My American Flag

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Our faith should be our steering wheel, not our spare tire.
-- C. L. Wheeler

QUOTEMEAL from HEARTLIGHT
To subscribe send a blank email to: join-quotemeal@lists.heartlight.org

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

Support Our Military Men and Women

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OperationDearAbby.net

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The Stand - Poem Written by A Marine In the Persian Gulf

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Yahooligans - The Web Guide For Kids

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A MUST READ
Interesting Christian Articles found on the Web:

Christian History Corner: Top Ten Reasons to Know Christian History

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WEEKLY RECIPES
From Around The Web

Last-Minute Chicken Dinner

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 potatoes, thinly sliced
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes,
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat oil in large frying pan over medium high heat. Cook potatoes, stirring frequently until tender-crisp. Stir in chicken, and cook until no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in condensed soup, milk and onion powder. Arrange vegetables on top, and sprinkle with parsley, marjoram and basil. Cover, and simmer over low heat until chicken is cooked through, and vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in Parmesan.

All Recipes.com - Chicken Main Dishes

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

THE POWERFUL LIST

The most destructive habit..............................Worry

The greatest Joy.............................................Giving

The greatest loss..........................Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work....................Helping others

The ugliest personality trait......................Selfishness

The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource....................Our youth

The greatest "shot in the arm"...........Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome......................Fear

The most effective sleeping pill............Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease.................Excuses

The most powerful force in life.......................... Love

The most dangerous pariah...................... A gossiper

The world's most incredible computer....... The brain

The worst thing to be without......................... Hope

The deadliest weapon............................. The tongue

The two most power-filled words................. "I Can"

The greatest asset.............................................Faith

The most worthless emotion....................... .Self-pity

The most beautiful attire............................... .SMILE!

The most prized possession.......................... Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication......Prayer

The most contagious spirit.................... Enthusiasm

To the WORLD, YOU may be ONE person; but to ONE person, YOU may be the WORLD.

Sent in an email. Author unknown.

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

Christianity Today Magazine
By: Mark Galli

In the last week, newspapers have spent a great deal of ink covering church prayer services. For this we Christians should be grateful. It's good for journalists and the larger community to see how essential the local church is to so many people.

Read the full story: Are Prayers in a Time of War Really About Comfort?

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

OUR DEAD

They are not all there --our dead--buried in the churchyard, beneath the grave, o'ershadowed by a cross, and round which the roses bloom.

There are others which nothing can recall: they are things which belong to the heart alone, and there alas! have found a tomb.

Peace surrounds me today; and here in my lone chamber I will invoke them, my much-beloved dead. Come!

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...

Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

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