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

Issue 74 December 8, 2001

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TOP OF THE MANTLE

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

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

A devotional from the archives:

The Potter's Clay

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 Dec 3-7, 2001

This Is A Test!
Lost At Sea
Our Greatest Need
What Are We Saying To The World?
Thinking of Giving Up-Giving In?

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

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SPECIAL FEATURE DEVOTIONAL

I'll Be Home For Christmas

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"It may be in the evening,
When the work of the day is done,
And you have the time to sit in the twilight,
And watch the sinking sun,
While the long bright day dies slowly
Over the sea,
And the hours grow quiet and holy
With thoughts of ME;
While you hear the village children
Passing along the street--
Among those passing footsteps
May come the passing of My Feet.
Therefore I tell you, Watch!
By the light of the evening star
When the room is growing dusky
As the clouds afar,
Let the door be on the latch
In your home,
For if may be through the gloaming
I will come."

From Streams In The Desert

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

Harry Potter - The Controversy

Concerned over letting your child read the Potter books or not? Get up-to-date information, both pro and con, and book reviews on Harry Potter. Make your decision wisely, informed, and prayed over.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"There are believers, there are non-believers, and there are make-believers."
Dr. J. Vernon McGee

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

Merry Christmas From Cherbear's Den

Gramma Cher has lots of great things on her Christmas site. Plus, her site holds many treasures you can explore! So, young or old, you won't be disappointed, when you stroll over to Cherbear's Den, whatever the reason OR the season!

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If Christmas Is Only For Children

My Gift For The King

Great Christmas pages from Misty Taggart's site, Ordinary Women-Extrordinary God

Misty has some great pages with her personal poems, gift shoppe, and book shoppe. She also has OWEG journaling shops online. Misty has done a wonderful job on her site. It is beautifully decorated and she is certainly a great writer and author.

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Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2001 marked the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You will find lots of information on this site.

Finding Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor

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WEEKLY RECIPES
From Around The Web

GEORGIA PECAN PIE
(A basic method)
Makes 8 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans (or halves)
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place eggs in a medium mixing bowl and whisk lightly. Add sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and melted butter. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine well. Stir in pecans.

Pour filling into prepared unbaked pie crust. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Note: If using a frozen pie crust, be forewarned that they brown easily. You may want to shield the crust with strips of aluminum foil cut about 3 inches wide and about 12-15 inches long. Wrap these around the edge of the pie pan so they cover the edge of the crust.

Recipe Source: Georgia Pecan Commission

BASIC PIE CRUST
Makes 1 9-inch pie crust
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons ice water

In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir with a fork, and gradually add ice water until a ball of dough is formed. Press down dough with your hand to flatten it, then wrap in plastic wrap and chill until ready to roll out.

To fill pie pan, place chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it from the center to the edges with a lightly floured rolling pin. Roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Carefully fold pastry in half, lay the fold across the center of a lightly greased pie pan, unfold it, and press it loosely on the bottom and sides of the pan. Finish edges by crimping dough around edges with your fingertips, or simply by running a knife around outside edge of pan to discard dough that hangs off sides. Press dough edges with the tines of a fork for a decorative effect. Prick bottom and sides with a fork, then chill and proceed with recipe.

Note: You can easily make this pie crust in the food processor, but chill the shortening first and pulse six or seven times to distribute it with dry ingredients. After adding ice water, pulse only until dough comes together in a ball.

Recipe Source: Georgia Pecan Commission

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'THIS AND THAT' ...
Joy, Humor, Faith on the Net

A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, he asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "but no one knows what God looks like. "Without missing a beat, looking up from her drawing the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

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The Bible Riddle

Who Am I?

God made Adam out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first;
So I was made before the man
According to the Lord's Holy Plan.
My whole body God made complete,
Without arms or hands or feet.
My ways and acts did the Lord control,
But in my body He placed no soul.
A living being I became,
And Adam gave to me a name.
Then from his presence I withdrew,
For this man Adam I never knew.
All my maker's laws I do obey,
And from these laws I never stray.
Thousand's of me go in fear,
But seldom on the earth appear. Later, for a purpose the Lord did see,
He placed a living soul in me.
But that soul of mine the Lord had to claim,
And from me took it back again.
And when this soul from me had fled,
I was the same as when first made;
Without arms,legs, feet, or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.
My labors are from day to night,
And to men I once furnished light.
Thousands of people, both young and old,
Did by my death bright lights behold.
No right nor wrong can I conceive,
The bible and it's teachings I can't believe.
The fear of death does not trouble me,
Pure happiness I will never see.
Up in Heaven I can never go,
Nor in the grave or Hell below.
So get your Bible and read with care,
You'll find my name recorded there.

The answer is one word, five letters long, and appears only four times in the King James Version of the Bible.

What is the answer??

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

CBN NEWS

CBN.com - (Virginia Beach, VA, December 5, 2001) -- Pat Robertson, the President and Founder of the Christian Coalition and a 1988 candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, resigned today from the Presidency and the Board of Directors of the Christian Coalition, the organization which he founded in 1989 after his presidential run.

Read the entire story - Pat Robertson Resigns from Christian Coalition

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"GOLD DUST" ON THE MANTLE

PRAYER

There is the prayer of two hearts separated by distance, made at the same hour in the same words. Soothing prayer, that each day reunites those two sad hearts torn by the agony of parting, and who in God's presence, strengthened with the same HOLY SPIRIT, recover courage to tread the road to heaven, each in its appointed sphere.

Then there is Public Prayer, that which has the special promise of God's Presence; prayer so comforting to the feeble, guilty soul, who can cry in very truth, "My prayer ascends to God, supported by the prayers of others."

Oh! if you knew how to pray, and loved prayer, how happy and faithful would be your life!

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 Kings 8:28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

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