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CAMPFIRE MESSAGES from Pastors & Ministers of ICCAN

Come sit around the campfire and

let the Word of God speak to your heart.



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Comment by Don Adkisson yesterday

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 27

      "But one should never expect too much of time.  No man who begins a journey knows how it will end.  Or when."                                                                                                                                --"Louis L'Amour  (Callaghen) 

     "This is what the LORD says:  'Stop at the crossroads and look around.  Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.  Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.  But you reply, "No, that's not the road we want!"'"                                                                                                                 --Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT)


Comment by Don Adkisson on Wednesday

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 26

      "One learns its way and its life, and moves with care, and never ceases to be wary, for the desert has traps and tricks for the careless."                                                                                      --Louis L'Amour  (Hondo)

      "As marauders lie in ambush for a victim, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, carrying out their wicked schemes."                                                                                --Hosea 6:9 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on Tuesday

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 25 

     "He's still a tenderfoot and he'll be one even if he stays out here the rest of his life."               --John Benteen  (Fargo)

      "They asked each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?'"                                                                                              --Luke 24:32 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on Monday

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 24

      "Nor could he bear to leave the lands of immense distances, the purity of the air, the vast sweep of the mountains, plains and forests, the smell of his lonely campfires, the feeling of a good horse under him, and the song of the lonely winds.  It was in his heart now, in his blood and bones, and in all the convulsions of his brain."                                                                                   --Louis L'Amour  (The Rider of Lost Creek) 

     "Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."                                                                                     --Matthew 7:13 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 21, 2017 at 10:59am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 21 

     "In this life, you only get so many opportunities.  You must take advantage of them while you can."                                                                                                                                                          --Bobby Cavazos  (The Cowboy From the Wild Horse Desert)

      "The sluggard says, 'There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!'"               --Proverbs 26:13 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 20, 2017 at 8:18am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 20 

     "He saw the truth and he felt something that he could not name.  He would not be a fool, but there was no harm in the dreaming.  And unquestionably, beyond all doubt, the dream and the romance that had lured him to the wilderness were here, hanging over him like the shadows of the great peaks.  His heart swelled with emotion when he thought of how the black and incessant despair of the past was gone."                                                                                                               --Zane Grey  (The Rainbow Trail)

      "And it will be said: 'Build up, build up, prepare the road!  Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people."                                                                                                                                 --Isaiah 57:14 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 19, 2017 at 10:35am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 19

      "Men rise on steppin'-stones of their dead selves to higher things."                                        --Zane Grey  (The Mysterious Rider)

      "To say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!'  They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill."                                                                             --Isaiah 49:9 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 18, 2017 at 8:37am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 18

      "What does a name mean?  Nothin, until a man makes it mean something."                        --Louis L'Amour  (Passin' Through)

      "The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in the paths.  They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace."                                          --Isaiah 59:8 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 17, 2017 at 11:15am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 14 (this should have been posted last Friday, sorry)

     "You serve a friend by doing what he would do for himself if he could."
               --Max Brand

     "Set up road signs; put up guideposts.  Take note of the highway, the road that you take...."
               --Jeremiah 31:21 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 17, 2017 at 11:09am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 17

      "Regrets are not actions."                                                                                                                --Loren D. Estleman (The Hider)

      "Do not go out to the fields or walk on the roads, for the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side."                                                                                                                        --Jeremiah 6:25 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 13, 2017 at 8:15am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 13

      "Get people spoiled to luxury and pretty soon it's not a luxury anymore, it's a necessity."                --Elmer Kelton  (The Good Old Boys)

     "Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths.  They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up."                                                                                                                                                      --Jeremiah 18:15 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 12, 2017 at 8:21am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 12

      "Trouble hadn't broken him; it had toughened him."                                                               --Ernest Haycox  (New Hope)

      "I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up."                      --Isaiah 49:11 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 11, 2017 at 7:04am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 11

      "There is a time when a thing in the mind is a heavy thing to carry, and then it must be put down."                                                                                                                                                --Theodore Sturgeon  (Scars)

      "From there Elisha went up to Bethel.  As he was walking along the [trail], some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Get out of here, baldy!' they said.  'Get out of here, baldy!'"                    --2 Kings 2:23 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 10, 2017 at 9:07am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 10

      "A lot of people had come from a lot of places, but to each one his home was the end of a trail that started somewhere afar off."                                                                                                         --Louis L'Amour  (Passin' Through) 

     "Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are."                   --Ecclesiastes 10:3 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 7, 2017 at 10:59am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 7

      "Wisdom must be shared, it must be given, or else it lies cold upon the rocks."                   --Louis L'Amour  (The Californios) 

     "Elisha told them, 'This is not the road and this is not the city.  Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.'  And he led them to Samaria."                                                                 --2 Kings 6:19 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 6, 2017 at 8:14am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 6


     "Life was sunshine and storm--youth and age."

               --Zane Grey  (The Desert of Wheat)


     "As he went on his way, a lion met him on the [trail] and killed him, and his body was left lying on the [trail], with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it."

              --1 King 13:24 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 5, 2017 at 8:10am

Echoes From the Campfire:  April 5

     "There have always been those who are chosen to take up the sword against evil."               --Lou Bradshaw  (Blue)

     "Their father asked them, 'Which way did he go?'  And his sons showed him with [trail] the man of God from Judah had taken."                                                                                     --1 Kings 13:12 (NLT)


Comment by Don Adkisson on April 4, 2017 at 10:24am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 4

      "Desert country has a way of concealing its obstacles."                                                             --Louis L'Amour  (Kid Rodelo) 

     "'Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the [trail].'  Then all the people shall say, 'Amen!'"                                                                                                                                      --Deuteronomy 27:18 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm

Echoes From the Campfire:  Apr 3

     "Life had flavor when people had courage.  Strange how it was always the spoiled who weakened and cried first, and it was the injured, the maimed, the blind, and the poor who fought on alone."
               --Louis L'Amour  (Sitka)

     "If you see your fellow Israelite's donkey or ox fallen on the [trail], do not ignore it.  Help the owner get it to its feet."
               --Deuteronomy 22:4 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on March 31, 2017 at 8:15am

Echoes From the Campfire:  Mar 31 

     "Keep on thankin', and fightin'."                                                                                                       --Zane Grey  (Nevada) 

     "Impress them [God's Word] on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the [trail], when you lie down and when you get up."                --Deuteronomy 6:7 (NLT)











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