Entourages Mantle

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by Barbara Sanders

Issue 244 March 25, 2005

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

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Hello from Barbara's Entourage

A Call For Death

This entire week, the television has been swamped with news about the Terri Schiavo case. This is a woman who has lived for fifteen years with a feeding tube, but nothing else to keep her alive. A feeding tube gives her the same nutrients you and I get from a glass of water or the food we eat. It just happens to be liquid.

So many say this woman 'has a right to die', but I feel she also 'has a right to life'. How easy it is to believe that anyone in her condition would just want to give up on life, because of the way 'WE' perceive her to be in her body. In fact, many say she's 'not there'. How do we know when someone isn't in their body, when their body is so alive? Who are we to give directions to live or die? Who are we to take something like this in our own hands? If her life has been sustained on the feeding tube for these many years, and has no other sicknesses or diseases in her body, why isn't it okay to let her live until the Lord gets ready to take her home?

How ironic that this situation is playing out during Holy Week, and her seventh day without food and water will be Good Friday. I wonder if the Judge realized what was taking place this week, when he set the date for her feeding tube to be removed. I sort of doubt it, since he's been so adamant about her death. But, should she die on Sunday, which is proclaimed by Christians to be Resurrection Sunday, what a testimony to all those that see this as murder.

Remember almost 2000 years ago, another one was put to an untimely death. But, Jesus told the disciples that the Son of Man would be betrayed and condemned to death. He knew what was going to happen to him. He hung on that cross between two thieves, knowing his life was ending on this earth, but that he would rise again. He suffered and died, took our sins on his body, although he was free from sin. But, he did this that you and I could have the chance of eternal life with Him.

Jesus did nothing to warrant being crucified, just as Terri has done nothing to warrant a death of starvation. This is where these two cases cross paths. Man has spent lots of time, in both cases, making a case for death. Man succeeded in the first; will he succeed in the second? We will soon know.

Hopefully, Terri knows the Lord as her personal Saviour, and she will join Him, when she leaves this earth.

Mark 15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

Mark 15:14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

©Copyright March 25, 2005 by Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.

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Devotionals at Barbara's Entourage this week!

Resurrection Day


Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?

Daily Dose of God's Word March 21-March 25, 2005

The Right To Life

What Will God Say?

In His Way - In His Time

Beware Of The Predator

Heart Problems

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

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Moving From Easter Story to Easter Faith

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

Easter: Christ Has Risen!

Easter Facts

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Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
-- Gerard Majella

Quotemeal from Heartlight

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Christian friends sharing their faith on the Net!

Journey To The Cross

"Georgia's Ukranian Easter Eggs

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Fruit Salad

1 can or 3-1/2 c. fruit cocktail
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 sm. lemon Jello
8 lg. marshmallows
3/4 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1/2 pt. whipping cream or 2-1/3 c. Cool Whip

Drain the fruit cocktail and heat the juice with the Jello and softened cream cheese and marshmallows. Cool mixture. When it starts to set, add to fruit, celery and chopped nuts. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1/2 hour. Beat whipping cream and fold in. It's now ready to be put into your favorite mold.

Alicia's Recipes

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A word or two from ......

Christian News Today

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (BP)--“Absolutely” relying on prayer while their daughter’s life is apparently in the hands of lawmakers and judges, Mary Schindler told the Florida Baptist Witness March 22 she believes prayer can help.

“We’re still asking for prayer,” Schindler said. “Right now it’s the only thing I have.”


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Joy, Humor, and Faith on the net!

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate Easter

10. You absolutely love the movie, "The Ten Commandments".

9. You look really, really good in yellow.

8. You just went on a low cholesterol diet and didn't want to waste all those eggs in the fridge.

7. You figure any Holiday that starts with a "Good Friday" can't be all bad.

6. You love to bite the heads off chocolate bunnies.

5. It's a good time to check out your neighborhood church and not be noticed.

4. You have this bunny suit you love to wear, but are too insecure to wear it without a reason.

3. Even though you don't know what it is, you really like the sound of going to a "Passion Play."

2. You figured since Jesus went to all THAT trouble to make it to the first Easter, you'd give it a shot.

1. As a Christian you celebrate the resurrection every other day, why not Easter too? Easter Humor.Com

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STOP WORRYING (and Start Living) Matthew 6:25

*When you choose to worry, you are choosing not to trust God.

*The best way to stop worrying is to start praying.

*Prayer changes things and worrying changes nothing.

By Bruce & Stan 2001

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



John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

John 19:18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

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