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ENTOURAGES MANTLE
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by Barbara Sanders

Issue 234 January 15, 2005

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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

The Love of God

All of us want to be loved. There's a need instilled within us that just strives for attention and love. Lots of people get like and love all mixed up. You can like someone, but not love them. Or, you can love someone and not really like how they are.

Love, in the secular sense, is sometimes mistaken to always be intimacy with someone. That is not always the case. We can have an affection for someone, feel very close to them, as in our siblings, parents, or kinfolks. Then, there is the attraction we feel toward someone, as if we feel a oneness with them ,someone with whom we would like to spend our life.

There is a closeness we feel with someone, when we really love them. When they hurt, we hurt. When they have problems, it hurts us to see them in that shape. We feel we would love to just take their place, in some situations, although we know we can't.

With God, love is different. God IS love. The foundation of Christianity if built around love. God said to 'love thy neighbor as thyself'. That is the second commandment, with the first commandment being 'love the Lord thy God with all thy heart'.

The love of God transcends any love that the human mind could comprehend. It is the Supreme love of God, for He loved us so much, He gave His only Son, that we might be saved and enjoy eternity with Him. No other love on earth could do this. No other love could give us assurance that we are accepted into His Kingdom forever and ever. Nothing can separate us from the love of God, when we set our minds to serve Him, and keep His Word.

Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

©Copyright January 15, 2005 by Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.

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

Moving The Stone

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Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?

Daily Dose of God's Word January 3 - January 10-14, 2005

Point of Contact

Time Is Short

And The Floods Came!

Forgive And Forget

A 'Relaxed' Society

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

Friendship With God

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

Inauguration Day

Christian Humor

Evangelizing for The Kingdom of God

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

All earthly delights are but "streams." But God is the ocean.
-- Jonathan Edwards

QUOTEMEAL from HEARTLIGHT

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

White House And World News

HIS KIDS Radio

Pastor's Wife's Home Page - Georgia Sawhook

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A MUST READ

Interesting Christian Articles found on the Web

President Outline The Role of His Faith

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WEEKLY RECIPES

Bubbling Blueberry Cobbler

2 packages (12 ounces each) frozen blueberries, thawed
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup fl our, and the orange juice; mix well then pour into the baking dish.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1-1/2 cups fl our and 1/3 cup sugar, the cream, butter, baking powder, and salt; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the blueberries.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the blueberry mixture is bubbly and the top is golden. Serve warm.

Mr. Food Recipes

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

Christianity Today

What Do the Stones Cry Out?

Beware of claims that archaeology disproves­or proves­the Bible is true.
By Christian M.M. Brady

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

I WILL NOT WORRY

I will not worry I will not doubt, God knows the problem and He will work it out.

God knew the circumstances before they began, and He holds this precious baby in His hand.

I know my God is able to provide all we require, so I shall continue lifting praises higher and higher.

God is so loving, gracious and kind, and He places within me such perfect "Peace of mind".

I shall not get discouraged nor give in to doubt, I trust in God and I know He'll work it out.

Nothing at all is impossible for God, so why I used to worry about things now seems so very odd.

God not only provided for my eternal salvation, but kept beckoning me in till I grasped the revelation.

Then upon acceptance He began changing me inside, the work done by Him lest I be guilty of pride.

He forgave me of sin and taught me to trust, teaching me daily surrender is an absolute must.

As long as I remember to surrender each day, He keeps all my actions and reactions totally at bay.

No I will not worry I'll trust in my Heavenly Father, to do any different would make life so much harder.

By Barbara Philbrook

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GOD IS IN THE SMALL STUFF - From The Mantle

ARRANGE YOUR PRIORITIES - Matthew 6:32-33

*If what you are doing won't make a difference in five years, it probably doesn't matter now.

*You can't plan for the future by looking in the rear view mirror.

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...

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

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