Entourages Mantle


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

Volume 2 Issue No. 19 - May 12, 2001

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

Hello from Barbara's Entourage!

"Don't sweat the small things!" How often have you heard that spoken? Small things hurt, sometimes worse than bigger things. A lie told by your best friend shocks you into reality that not everyone lives by the same rules that you do. You thought you knew this person as good as you knew yourself.

Life holds many mysteries. One of them is the fact that all people are different. Regardless to how much we think we know someone, we can never get inside that person's mind, or feel things they way they do. From minute to minute, day to day, people change before our eyes. And, when that 'little thing' happens, it catches us by surprise. That is how the enemy works!

Satan will use any trick to steal lives. He tricks people into thinking that it's okay to lie, cheat, or steal. He talked Eve, who, up until that day was innocent, into going against what God had said. He's conniving, and he watches and waits, until he knows how, when, and where you are most vulnerable, then he strikes! If he could fool Eve, don't you know he can fool us, unless we are staying steadfast in our confession - holding on to every morsel of food that God's Word provides, daily? Eve didn't 'sweat the small things' (she took the apple and ate!!), and it got us all into a life of sin!

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Ecclesiastes 8:3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Victory In Defeat

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 May 7-11, 2001

The Best 'How To' Book!
Unlocking The Well Of Your Spirit
Honoring Our Parents
Thinking Of Giving Up - Giving In?
Speak Softly, In Love

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

All Aboard Mrs. Noah's Ark
A devotional from Peggie's Place

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CHURCH SIGN - Local

Is Your Heart In Need of a Spring cleaning by the SON?

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

In Honor of Mother's Day tomorrow, here are some articles for your reading! Please go and enjoy each of them.

Mother's Day 2001

This is a special edition of Moments For Mom by Elisabeth K. Corcoran. All Moms, read and enjoy! AND, Dads, you can read also!

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What A Mother Is

Does this identify your role as Mother? Mothers work none stop, for the first eighteen years of life, to bring up a child correctly. Some may seem to be doing better jobs than others, but, nevertheless, they are Moms, whom mostly love their children!

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

When The Lord Made Moms

A great article from WomensFun.com. Certainly heartwarming!

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Who is this woman?

Another wonderful "Imagined" by my friend, and published author, Misty Taggart. This is one among many you will enjoy, when you visit her 'home' on the Web.

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My mother taught me IRONY
"Keep laughing and I'll give you something to cry about."

From: Things My Mother Taught Me

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EXTRA for THE NEW YEAR

For a Special Mom - Cook her lunch!

Mother's Day Menu from Southern Living

If you don't have time to cook, take her out for a great time!! I am sure MOM will enjoy that as much as a home-cooked meal! No dishes to clean up afterwards!

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A Memorable Mother's Day Quote -

"Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows-but Mother."
-Anonymous

Mother's Day Quotations

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

Life Before The Computer

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.

Compress was something you did to the garbage
Not something you did to a file
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for a while!

Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to your commode!

Cut - you did with a pocket knife
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu!

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens they wish they were dead!

Circulating in Email - author unknown.

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Ointment For His Feet

Lord, I have no expensive, aromatic oil
With which to anoint Your beloved feet --
No ointment, rare and precious
With fragrance sweet.

But Oh! my God, with all-adoring praise
My one possession I gladly waste,
So that, anointing You in love,
Your delight I'll taste.

I pour out myself: my hopes, dreams,
Ambitions, plans and talent -- God-given,
But by me badly used,
By my will driven.

O my God! Please, accept this humble sacrifice,
My stumbling steps and clumsy touch --
That I may rise and serve you always,
Forgiven by Your mercy, and loving much.

Copyright©1999 by Cath Filmer-Davies
Mail to: C.Filmerdavies@mailbox.uq.oz.au
Used By permission - http://www.entourages.com/barbs/ointment.htm
Visit Cath's Celtic Research page.

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

Maranatha Christian Journal

(CHARISMA) -- A Las Vegas woman has lost custody of her twin boys for taking them to church too much.

Read the full article: "Too Much Church" Costs Mother Custody

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

The Spiritual Life

What a sweet life is that! The maintaining, strengthening it, has a softening influence; and it is a labor that never wearies, never deceives, but gives each day fresh cause for joy.

In the language of devotion, it is called the 'interior life'; and it is our purpose to point out minutely its nature, excellence, means, and hindrances.

Let no one think the interior life is incompatible with the life domestic and social, which is often so engrossing; just as the action of the heart maintained by the constant flow of blood in no way affects the outward movements, so is it with the life of the soul, which consists chiefly in the action of God's Holy Spirit within, that never hinders our social duties, but on the contrary is a help towards fulfilling them more calmly, more perfectly.

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...

Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise)

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