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

Issue 213 August 16, 2004

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Monthly Magazine - "The Prayer Life" by Rev. Clyde Martin

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage

What's Up, Doc?

Sometimes life doesn't go the way we planned it. We lose friends to death, moving, or just plain forgetting them. Our spouse decides he/she doesn't need us anymore; 'the grass is greener on the other side'. Nature plays tricks on us - the weather goes haywire, and we experience things such as floods, earthquakes, and the recent hurricane that devastated parts of Florida. We lose our job to someone younger, more qualified, or the company is downsizing, due to the economy.

Then, there's the health side of life. Some of us decide to completely trust God with our bodies. Others go to the doctor regularly for check ups. Our bodies grow older day by day, although we may feel like a teenager in our mind. We look in the mirror and wonder where the youth has gone. Our minds take us to the playgrounds, to the oceans, camping - all those things we used to love to do. But, reality soon sets in and we know we aren't capable of doing most of those things now. But, that doesn't stop us from remembering.

But, then, there's this computer. It doesn't work by our standards. It doesn't breathe, drink, or eat, in order to stay alive. But, believe me, this computer is 'alive' - has a mind of it's own! Mine experienced 'death' this week - literally 'bit the dust'. I suppose most of it's 'parts' will be ready for the electronic graveyard. The computer doctor can't fix that which is broken on the computer. He can just replace those parts that are needed for the 'body' (computer) to work without interruption. Right now, I'm working on 'borrowed parts', but, this week, when the parts come in, this computer will be like new. The 'doctor' will replace all the bad parts, redo the machine format, and get this thing back up and running like new.

Do you sometimes feel like asking the Lord, "What's up?" Do you feel like your parts are broken and beyond repair? Is your life in such turmoil, that it's hard to imagine ever being to the point of recovery again? Do you get pre-occupied with life and forget what really brings you pleasure and joy? If so, remember that GOD is only a prayer away. He's ready to restore you to 'perfect spiritual health'. But, He's waiting on you to come to Him.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

All Scriptures are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
©Copyright August 16, 2004 by Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

Where Is God When Bad Things Happen>?

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"And Patience was willing to wait."
----Pilgrim's Progress

--Streams In The Desert

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

The Writings of Ruth Martin - The Preacher's Wife

HomeSchooling Resources

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

We evalutate others with a godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a godlike compassion.
-- Sydney J. Harris

Quotemeal - Your Daily Diet of Christian Quotes

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

Christian Women - Sisters And Saints

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You're An Ordinary Woman, if.......

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

Two men were fishing on a lake, feeling guilty that it was a Sunday morning, that they were not attending church, and the fish were not biting. The first guy eventually says: "I should have stayed home and gone to church." To which the other angler replied: "I couldn't have gone to church, anyhow. My wife is sick in bed."

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

Maranatha Christian Journal

Judge Roy Moore has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an Alabama judicial ruling that removed him as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Read the entire story: Moore Seeks Reinstatement by U.S. Supreme Court

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GOD IS IN THE SMALL STUFF - From The Mantle

Understand God's Nature

* God knows what's in our hearts.
We might as well get right to the point.

*Remember God values you for who you are, not what you do.

By Bruce & Stan 2001

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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...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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