Entourages Mantle


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

Volume 2 Issue No. 16 - April 21, 2001

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage!

Sometimes, there's a language barrier between me and what I truly want to say. Can you say, "Cat got your tongue"? Or perhaps, "devil in the works"? I'm never at a loss for words, but perhaps a loss of what to say at particular times.

I've always wanted to be a fluent speaker or writer. But, at the times I need it most, my words leave me! Could be a blessing, or perhaps a curse! I like to look upon it as a 'momentarily lapse of memory'. I say that because scripture says, 'the memory of the just is blessed.' Proverbs 10:7 I certainly receive that!

So, next time the enemy tries to tell you that you have a bad memory, tell him to get lost, for you are certainly blessed!

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Faith Is Rest

"Faith is rest, not toil. It is the giving up all the former weary efforts to do or feel something good, in order to induce God to love and pardon; and the calm reception of the truth so long rejected, that God is not waiting for any such inducements, but loves and pardons of His own goodwill, and is showing that goodwill to any sinner who will come to Him on such a footing, casting away his own poor performances or goodnesses, and relying implicitly upon the free love of Him who so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son."
- Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

The Inspirational Christian Newsletter
Published about biweekly via email by
The GOOD BOOK Company

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

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

DO YOU WANT A REVIVAL?

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 April 16-20, 2001

Changing Plans
Are You Being Tested?
In A Molting State?
Faith Works!
A Free Gift

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

Who Do You Think I Am?

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CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS

"Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands."

From Manna Cabana - Food and Shade for the Soul

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

A Tribute To Mothers

Mother's Day will soon be here. If you have a Mom, cherish the moments with her. Nobody can ever fill a Mother's place! Come on over to my Mother's Tribute page and read the articles, visit the links to other's Mother's Day tributes, read some poems, the history of Mother's Day, and much, much more!! Even revisit Erma Bombeck!

Facts About The Month of May

Lots of information here for history buffs!! Also, lots of great links to this information on other websites. Go surfing! Learn something you don't already know!

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

Mother's Day Celebration at Peggie's Place - Mama Quest

Top Ten Questions Mothers asks, brought to you by none other than the QUEEN of Peggie's Place, Peg, herself! And, besides the questions, you get the answers, and lots, lots more!! You will be entertained, and there will never be a loss for links about MOM!

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Honour Thy Mother

A wonderful article by Charlene of Beth Nimrah

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Just Moms

A FREE Online Christian Mother's group, where you can give and receive advice that goes with being a Mom. You'll find a variety of online features for the Christian Mom - bible studies, prayer and praise, chat room, support boards, and an online shopping mall.

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My mother taught me RELIGION

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

From: Things My Mother Taught Me

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EXTRA for THE NEW YEAR

Mother's Pot Roast

Ingredients:
2 1/2 to 3 pound shoulder or sirloin tip roast
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1 Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place meat in pot with fat side up. Pour tomato sauce over roast. Place onion rings over all. Toss in bay leaves. Cover and cook 1 hour on high.
2 After 1 hour reduce heat to low and cook 6 to 8 more hours. Carefully lift meat out of pot and remove to a warm platter.
3 Pour drippings through strainer into medium sized saucepan and discard material in strainer. Whisk in flour to liquid. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve alongside roast.

Recipe from Mothers Day Recipes Find more great recipes here for Mother's Day!

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"We have a God who delights in impossiblities."
Andrew Murray

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

Old Leaf

A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old ages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it closely. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. "Mamma, look what I found," the boy called out. "What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered: "I think it's Adam's underwear."

Circulating through email - Author unknown.

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Things a True Southerner Knows:

  • The difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit
  • Pretty much how many fish make up a mess
  • What general direction cattywumpus is
  • That "gimme sugar" don't mean pass the sugar
  • When "by and by" is
  • How to handle their "pot likker"
  • The best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of cold potato salad
  • The difference between "pert' near" and "a right far piece"
  • The differences between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and trailer trash
  • Never to go snipe hunting twice
  • Never to assume that the other car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn
  • You may wear long sleeves, but you should always roll 'em up past the elbows
  • You should never loan your tools, pick-up, or gun to nobody

    Author Unknown - received in email.

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Maranatha Christian Journal
(CHARISMA)

A Florida pastor has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks in telling the Easter story at a private school. Some students of Miami County Day School complained that Miami Shores Presbyterian Church pastor William McNabb said Jews killed Jesus, during a recent school assembly, "The Miami Herald" reported.

Read the rest of the story - Students Complain About Pastor's Easter Story

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

When you sometimes find in books advice or example that you think may be of service, you take care to copy and consult it as an oracle. Do as much for the good of your soul. Engrave in your memory, and even write down, the counsels and precepts that you hear or read; . . . then, from time to time study this little collection, which you will not prize the less that you have made it all yourself.

Books written by others in time become wearisome to us, but of those we write ourselves,we never tire. And it will be yours, this collection of thoughts chosen because you liked them; counsels you have given yourself; moral receipts you have discovered, and of which, perhaps, you have proved the efficacy.

Happy soul! that each day reaps its harvest.

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...

Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

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