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

Volume 2 Issue No. 9 - March 3, 2001

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage!

The earthquake in Washington state this week could have been worse, they have been reporting on the news. But, they had been prepared moreso than for others. Structural changes had been made to keep buildings from under going so much damage. The people were prepared and knew what to do when the earth began to rumble.

Being prepared should be an every day thing with all of us, not just for earthquakes. It doesn't take an earthquake to shake you up. They say that most car accidents happen within twenty five miles of our homes. And, we aren't assured of coming out alive, although they have put in air bags and seat belts. Things happen in life beyond our control, and we need to have our lives in order, just in case it catches us at our lowest vulnerability.

You hear about _prevention medicine_. Salvation is the prevention medicine that we all should have, for that full assurance, that if we didn't make it out of an earthquake or some other disaster, that we will wake up on the other side with GOD.

Earthquake rattles Northwest, four hurt
Seattle soft spots boost power of quakes - 1999 article

Are You Prepared?

How To Be Prepared for Christ's Return

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2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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 Feb 26 - March 2 2001

Monday Morning Blues?
Redeeming The Time
Going Around The World
My Closest Friend
Life and Freedom vs. Wickedness and Death

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

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Special Feature Devotional

I Know A Love

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CHURCH SIGN:

Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!

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

St. Patrick's Day

The tale of Patrick of Irelands' life, from boyhood. Links to many great sites, including a site for Irish ballads, including the words to these ballads.

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

Maxed Out

"For the woman who's closer to the end of her rope than the end of her list."

Debi Stack - Author of Martha to the Max! Balanced Living for Perfectionists (Moody Press)

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Door To Merry's Heart

Merry has much to offer from her _heart_. She has many articles to help plant seeds of hope, and her personal story of her life before and after Christ. You will also find Merry's pages on 'Surviving Chronic Pain and Illness'.

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EXTRA for THE NEW YEAR

Apple Dapple Cake

1 1/2 cups Wesson Oil
3 eggs
3 cups self-rising flour, sifted
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
3 cups chopped apples
1 cup chopped pecans

Use the following spices according to YOUR taste
allspice
cinnamon
mace

Mix eggs in bowl. Add sugar, then oil. Sift dry ingredients together. Mix into the eggs/sugar/oil mixture along with the vanilla and nuts. FOLD in chopped apples. Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 350 degrees for 1- 1/2 hours. Check doneness after 1 hr with toothpick. When it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Food From Barbara's Table

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Freedom

From the interlaced forever, webbed with sin,
My God can lift me and can cleanse me within.
The weight of a burdened heart, He will release,
For me to dwell again in love and peace.
From sinful tight trappings, I am now set free.
For me are the treasures of eternity!

From 'Promise of the Bud' - Author Katherine Hale Halin

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'THIS AND THAT' ...

WORTHLESS TRIVIA!!

The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this: irritations get into his shell . . . . And when he cannot get rid of them, he uses the irritations to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has the chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only prescription: make a pearl . . . . And it takes faith and love to do it. --Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Courtesy of HOMEFIRES HEARTH
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HOMEFIRES HEARTH

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A new pastor moved into a town, and he went out one day to visit his parishioners. All went well until he came upon this one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times. Finally he took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation 3:20" and stuck it on the back of the door. Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me."

Later in the week, as he was counting the offering, he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was the notation "Genesis 3:10."

Genesis 3:10: "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked: so I hid myself."

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ONLY IN AMERICA!

Only in America...can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America...do drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions filled while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America...do banks leave both doors wide-open and then chain pens to the counter.

Only in America...do we leave our cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America...do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we don't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

Only in America...do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns for them in packages of eight.

Only in America...do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET Coke.

--Author unknown.

Selected from Fun 'n Faith Newsletter from Peggie's Place.

Selected from Net153.com's "Sunday Funnies".

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

Maranatha Christian Journal
Credit - CHARISMA

Dale Earnhardt's Car Carried Bible Verse

Racing superstar Dale Earnhardt was given a Bible verse for his car during his final race. Earnhardt, 49, was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500 Sunday.

Read the rest of the article at Maranatha Christian Journal.

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Going Home Poem for Dale Earnhardt by Allison - Magic96 Radio, Birmingham, AL

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Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing
Bill Cosby

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

To learn never to waste our time is perhaps one of the most difficult virtues to acquire.

A well-spent day is a source of pleasure. To be constantly employed, and never asking, "What shall I do?" is the secret of much goodness and happiness.

Begin, then, with promptitude, act decisively, persevere; if interrupted, be amiable, and return to the work unruffled, finish it carefully--these will be the signs of a virtuous soul.

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...

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

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