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

Volume 2 Issue No. 3 - January 20, 2001

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage!

Today marks the Inauguration of our Forty-Third President of the United States. Imagine how far this nation has come, since the inauguration of Washington as the first President. Horse and buggy days have given into cars, taxis, trains, airplanes, and motorcycles. Washing clothes in the creek and scrubbing on the rub-board, or boiling your clothes in a wash pot over an open fire, has given away to electric or gas washing machines, laundromats, or cleaners. Traveling doctors have made their way into the biggest and finest suites in big office buildings, or large hospitals. Corn cob dolls, marbles, paper dolls, and such, have given way to the television, the Nintendo, or Play Station. Children now want scooters, go carts, or off-road motorbikes in the place of those old bicycles.

This is progress. As long as we work at it, progress will continue. If people use their talents to learn new things, make new products, then our nation will advance along rapidly. It's when we begin to sit on the side lines, forgetting that our talent is needed, that the nation begins to decline.

God started the universe; he made this nation. He sat us here for his use and he takes pleasure in his people. But, have we strayed from God in this nation? I believe we have. God has been moved 'over in the corner', only to be seen as someone we call on when we _need help_. It's expected of the Attorney General nominee to 'abandon his faith', if he's to be an effective Attorney General. But, this isn't going to be the case. In his own words he has stated that his religious beliefs compel him to do his job by the law, not by his convictions. Senator Ashcroft has been nominated by the President, and has similar views as the President. I believe, with this administration, that good morals will once again be seen as a legitimate part of the character of a person in public office.

Let's keep President Bush and his appointees in our prayers!

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1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Father's SON

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 January 15-19, 2001

Mind Of Our Own
Gone, Forgotten, Kaput!
To Grill Or Not To Grill
Caught Up In Discouragement?
A First

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

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Special Feature Devotional

A Celebration To Remember

A Daily Bible Booster from Peggie's Place

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CHURCH SIGN:

Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted here!"

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

Valentine Day - Personal And Spiritual Love

Valentine Day is just around the corner! Come on over to my place; find a variety of places to visit for reading, sending valentines. You'll find something to suit you, whether you're hunting for your personal love or spiritual love. You won't be disappointed!

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

TODAY is Inauguration Day 2001! Join us in the festivities!

Online NewsHour: Inauguration 2001

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Bush Planners Promise 'Inclusive' Celebration

You'll find the details on the 2001 Inauguration events planned for President and Mrs. Bush at this web site. Also, it's stated that the celebration theme will be 'open, positive, and spiritual'. Sounds like this administration is getting off to the right start very early!

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The Presidential Inauguration in History

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"I Do Solemnly Swear" - Presidential Inaugurations

Check out items from all the inaugurations, from Washington to Clinton, and later, those of the 43rd President, George W. Bush

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George Bush: Inaugural Address 1989

Check out the inaugural address given by George Bush, SR, the father of our new President.

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EXTRA for THE NEW YEAR

Pecan Scones

Buttery scones enriched with pecans and sour cream.
Makes 24 to 28 Scones4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup coarsely ground pecans
1/2 pound butter, chilled and cut into cubes
1 cup sour cream
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add sugar and pecans. Cut in butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Combine sour cream and milk, add to dry mixture, and stir just until mixed.On well-floured board, divide dough into 6 balls, flatten each to 5/8-inch thickness, and cut into wedges or circles. Bake at 375 degrees on ungreased sheet until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

TEXAS MONTHLY

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'THIS AND THAT' ...
Joy, humor, faith on the net!

Campaign 2000 - Special Political Cartoon Coverage!

For the Campaign 2000 laughs, you can't miss these great cartoons!

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"Cajun Ten Commandments"
(unaltered original version found in Deut 5:6-12)

1. Jus be one God in dat Heaven!
2. Don't be having no idols.
3. Don't be cussin' at nobody.
4. Brought yo-self to church when dey open da doors.
5. Listen to you maw-maw an paw-paw.
6. Don't be kilt nobody.
7. Ma chere don't sleep wit yo brother's wife.
8. Don't go took nothin from nobody.
9. Always told da whole troot.
10. Don't go wish fo yo neighbor's pirogue or tings.

Taken from an 1999 email .......originator unknown.

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

The First Inauguration

It was in New York City, out nationís first capital, that George Washington became the first President of the United States.

Read the entire article at The Presidential Inauguration in History.

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Barbara S. Dickinson

As a nation, we always mark our major events with major food outlays. We, the people, know that it's not Thanksgiving without turkey and pumpkin pie, the Fourth of July without barbecue and ice cream, Super Bowl Sunday without chips and beer

Read the full article, We, the people, must start the pursuit of better food at presidential inaugurals ,

Copyright 1997, The Detroit News

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"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

Thy Kingdom Come

O Jesus, Thy kingdom is withiin my heart, reign there in all Thy sovereignty and power, reign there absolutely?

My King! what dost Thou require of me today? Thy commandments, my rule of life, my daily duties, --these are Thy commands that I will promise to obey; more than that, I will regard all in authority over me as Thine Ambassadors, speaking to me in Thy Name. What matters the tone or the harshness of the order?

What does it signify if some unexpected command upsets all my previous plans? It is Thy Vice I hear, Thou Lord, Whom I will obey always, and in all things.

Thy kingdom is also in the hearts of others; and there would I see Thee reigning. Then to whom can I speak of Thee this day? What counsels can I givee? What moments may I seize, in which, without wounding the feelings, or parading my zeal, I may be allowed to speak a few words of piety? Lord, let me have the opportunity to help another to love Thee!

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...

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

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