Entourages Mantle

Weekly Newsletter from Barbara's Entourage
by Barbara Sanders

Volume 2 Issue No. 15 - April 14, 2001

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Hello from Barbara's Entourage!

It's Easter weekend, once again. Everyone is bustling around, trying to find the right outfit to wear to church. And, the kids are excited, thinking about the Easter bunny and hiding Easter eggs, which has become the custom here in America.

But, let's take note that bunnies, eggs, or outfits is not what this celebration is all about. It's about the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Without his resurrection and ascension to heaven, we'd be a lost people. But, He came to fulfill God's Master Plan for our lives - to make sure we had that chance at living eternally with Him. So, He gave His life at Calvary, to cover all our sins.

So, while we celebrate with our families this weekend, let's remember the 'reason for the celebration - the Resurrection of our LORD!


The Pain That Mary Felt

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Devotionals at Barbara's Entourage this week!

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Master's Table Devotional for this week: From the ARCHIVES

Resurrection Day

Weekly Archives Devotions can be found at Master Archives.


Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?
Daily Dose of God's Word April 9-13, 2001

The Fork In The Road
We Serve A Big God!
The Master Plan
Resurrection Christ

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



Fourteen Ingredients of Love

Email - David@e-devotionals.org

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* A Sunday school teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A young girl answered, "Because they could not get a babysitter."

From Manna Cabana - Food and Shade for the Soul

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

EASTER: Christ is Risen!

Read the Easter story of Christ's death and resurrection. Also find many great links to stories, poems, and sermons. There is something for everyone here!

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Christian friends sharing their faith on the Net!

Marvelicious Happy Easter

Something for the whole family here, from Christ's resurrection, to the traditions of the Easter bunny, basket and eggs. Also, you'll find a recipe for hot cross buns, descriptions of Easter flowers, and also ideas on starting your own family traditions.


Easter At Cherbear's Den

Check out Cher's wonderful illustration of the Ascension of Christ. Also, she has several stories, fully illustrated, about Easter for the children. She also has the recipes for Easter cookies, and Resurrection rolls, to help you teach your children the true meaning of Easter.


Easter at Paver's Nest

Read a great article by Vickie Paver, called "What Is Your Hope Built On?" Also, find some great Easter links. While visiting Paver's Nest, be sure to check out 'Simply Abigail' You'll find some heartwarming articles, and perhaps identify with Abigail!


Easter Chocolates at Virtual Chocolate

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Love comforteth like sunshine after rain - William Shakespeare

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Makes 8 to 10 servings...

5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, reserve 1 Tbsp. drippings
1/2 cup chopped onion
8 to 10 large potatoes, cook as for potato salad with skins on
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz.) container French onion sour cream dip
1/2 c. milk
1 and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small skillet, cook onion in drippings until transparent. In the meanwhile, peel the cooled, cooked potatoes and cube them. Put into a large bowl all the ingredients, except 1/2 the bacon and 1/2 cup cheese.

Spread into buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish and top with reserved cheese and bacon. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Refrigerate leftovers.

*TIP: Can be made ahead...do not bake.. cover and refrigerate until baking time!!

Georgia's Kitchen

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Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience, the bloom on the fruit. - Christina Rosetti

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Joy, Humor, and Faith on the net!

Lunch on the Bank

A pastor and two of his deacons are out on the river fishing in their rowboat. Twelve o'clock rolls around, and one of the deacons notices a nice spot on the bank to have lunch. He turns to the others and says, "That looks like a nice spot for lunch. What do you say we have lunch over there?"

The other deacon agrees, and so does the pastor. The deacon stands up in the boat, steps out onto the river and walks over to the bank. The pastor looks on with amazement, and thinks to himself, if his deacon is holy enough to walk on water, surely he can.

The other deacon stands up, picks up the picnic basket, steps out of the boat, and walks over to the bank and sits with the first deacon. Again, to his amazement, the pastor thinks again, if his second deacon is holy enough to walk on water, surely he can.

The pastor stands up, steps out of the boat, and sinks into the water. The first deacon turns to the second and says, "Think we should have told him where the rocks are?"

Compliments of Pastor Tim's CleanLaugh
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New words for an old song From The Sound of Music's A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

Maalox and nosedrops and needles for knitting',
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittin's,
Bundles of magazines tied up with string,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Cadillacs, cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident, Fixodent, my false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad,
Then I remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets, and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food nor no food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heat pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin'.
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames
Then we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, when the hips break, When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad.

Author Unknown - circulating in email.

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A word or two from....

Holy Weeklies - Again
Compiled by Ted Olsen April 9, 2001

What Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News are saying about the past, present, and future of Christianity.

Read the whole article on ChristianityToday.com

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How few there are who would thus dare to address God each night: "Lord, deal with me tomorrow as I have this day dealt with others;...those to whom I was harsh, and from malice, or to show my own superiority, exposed their failings; others, to whom, from pride or dislike, I refused to speak,------one I have avoided, another I cannot like because she displeases me; I will not forgive,---to whom I will not show any kindness."...

And yet let us never forget that, sooner or later, God will do unto us even as we have done unto them.

By Charlotte M. Yonge - 1880

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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!"



1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

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