Entourages Mantle

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by Barbara Sanders

Issue 93 April 20, 2002

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When I'm on the road, I constantly look at billboards, and especially those signs in front of churches. Today, near my daughter's home, I saw a church sign that read 'The birds have returned, the grass is green, and God has done it again!' I wondered just how many people might read that sign and think it wasn't much of a message. But, within those few words, I saw God's goodness, His ability to fill our life with pleasant things such as the birds, and make the world beautiful.

Coming home tonight, I looked as far as I could see across town from the interstate. The world was lit up with lights. I looked up at the sky, and the night was dark, with only a couple light spots, which happened to be two planes flying into the airport. I thought to myself, GOD is so good! He has provided us with talented people who have made life so much easier with all our conveniences, and safer with all the the safeguards in place.

But, without God, we are lost. Life is meaningless, although many may disagree. But, I've found, through the years, when others leave you, He is still there. When you think you've lost your last friend, He is still there. When prosperity leaves you out, He is still there. When the electricity goes out, He is still there. When the storms come, He is still there. And, when the safeguards fail you, HE is still there!! God never changes!

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Devotionals at Barbara's Entourage this week!

Master's Table Weekly Devotional

Who Am I?

Weekly Archives Devotions can be found at Master Archives.


Miss a day of Daily Dose this week?
Daily Dose of God's Word April 15-19, 2002

Take It To The Lord In Prayer
Child-like Faith
Watering Weeds?
Don't Look At Circumstances
Change or Exchange?

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



World Power

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"Climb to the treasure house of blessing on the ladder made of divine promises. By a promise as by a key open the door to the riches of God's grace and favor."
-Streams In The Desert

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

A Tribute To Mother

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Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.
--Theodore Epp

Christian Quotes

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Christian friends sharing their faith on the Net!

Windmills and Words


Steve Pegram Ministries

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From Around The Web

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

3/4 cup Cocoa
3 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 1/4 tablespoons butter
1 tsp Vanilla flavoring
3 tablespoons Peanut Butter
1 cup nuts
1 1/2 cups milk

Mix cocoa, sugar, and salt in pan. Add milk and place on heat until boiling. Stir frequently. Cook until it forms a soft ball in water. Take off heat and add butter. Cool until lukewarm and add vanilla, peanut butter, and beat until consistency desired amd then add nuts. Put in buttered dish.

Food From Barbara's Table

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Joy, Humor, and Faith on the net!


I have learned to live with voice mail as a necessary part of modern life. But I have often wondered, What if God had voice mail?

Imagine praying and hearing this:
Thank you for calling My Father's House. Please select one of the following four options.

  • Press 1 for requests.
  • Press 2 for thanksgiving.
  • Press 3 for complaints.
  • Press 4 for all other inquiries.

What if God used the familiar excuse, "All the angels are helping other customers right now. Please stay on the line. Your call will be answered in the order it was received."?

Can you imagine getting these kinds of responses as you called on God in prayer?

If you would like to speak with Gabriel, press 1. For Michael, press 2. For any other angel press 3. If you'd like King David to sing a psalm for you, press 4.

To find out if a loved one has been assigned to heaven, enter his or her social security number. For reservations at My Father's House, press the letters J-O-H-N, followed by the numbers 3-1-6. For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, the age of the earth, and where Noah's ark is, wait until you get here.

Our computers show that you have called once today already. Please hang up immediately.

This office is closed for the weekend. Please call again on Monday after 9:00 a.m.

Thank God, you can't call Him too often, you only need to ring once, and God hears you.

Because of Jesus, you never get a busy signal. God takes each call and knows each caller personally.

"Then you will call and the Lord will answer, you will cry for help and He will say, 'Here I am.'" - Isaiah 58:9

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A word or two from ......

Charisma News

Jesus hits the big screen this weekend in parable form. A new movie set to open nationwide today follows the character Joshua as he arrives in small-town Auburn, gets a job as a carpenter and proceeds to perform acts that appear to be miracles, leading many locals to suspect that he may be Christ.

Read the story: Film is "Modern Parable of Jesus"

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Excellence of the Interior Life

All saints must lead this life, and their degree of holiness is in proportion to the perfection of their union with God.

CHRIST animates their souls, even as the soul animates the body.

They own Christ as Master, Counsellor, and Guide; and nothing is done without submitting it to Him, and imploring His aid and approval.

Christ is their strength, their refuge, their defender.

They live in constant dependence upon Him, as their Father, Protector, and all-powerful King.

They are drawn to Him, as the child is drawn by love, the poor by need.

To be cont'd.

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 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

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