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CAMPFIRE MESSAGES from Pastors & Ministers of ICCAN

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let the Word of God speak to your heart.



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Comment by Don Adkisson on Friday

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 26 

     "I just kept hobbling along, never looking back because I knew the sight of how little I'd done would discourage me.  My eyes were on the trail ahead, as they'd always been."                     --Louis L'Amour  (Passin' Through)

      "For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come."                --Hebrews 13:14 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on Thursday

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 25

      "Usually he was very optimistic and cheerful.  He was building up a home, and he felt there were more important things than making money."                                                                      --William MacLeod Raine  (Rustlers' Gap)

      "Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be."               --Matthew 6:20-21 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on Thursday

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 24 

     "[He] did not realize it until he grew conscious of his alacrity, of his zest with the old camps tasks, in the pause to see and feel and hear and smell the forest which seemed now his alone...."                --Zane Grey  (Nevada)

      "And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever."                --Isaiah 32:17 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on Tuesday

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 23

      "Some folks don't put much store in a man's words, but with us it was the beginning and the end.  There were some poor folks up where we come from, but they weren't poor in the things that make a man."                                                                                                                                    --Louis L'Amour  (Lonely on the Mountain)

      "My father taught me, 'Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live.'"                --Proverbs 4:4 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 22, 2017 at 8:28am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 22 

     "The forest is a place of silence yet it has its own small sounds, the sound a hunter knows."                   --Louis L'Amour  (Sitka)

      "Therefore, he who is prudent and has insight will keep silent at such a [corrupt and evil] time, for it is an evil time [when people will not listen to truth and will disregard those of good character]."                                                                                                                                               --Amos 5:13 (AMP)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 19, 2017 at 12:38pm

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 19

      He abhorred the drones of life.  The desert taught how useless were the idlers--how nature ruthlessly cut them off."                                                                                                                          --Zane Grey  (Wanderer of the Wasteland)

      "We give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Stay away from all believers who live idle lives and don’t follow the tradition they received from us."                                           --2 Thessalonians 3:6 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 18, 2017 at 7:31am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 18

      "He liked people, but he felt there was nothing like being alone in the desert or among the mountains, for it is then you begin to know them.  The wilderness does not share its secrets with the noisy or the talkative; its secrets come to you with silence."                                                    --Louis L'Amour (Callaghen)

      "This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: 'Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it.'"                                                                                                                                               --Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 16, 2017 at 8:36am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 16 

     "But this land spoke to him, whispering a song to his ears."                                                       --Louis L'Amour  (Brionne)

      "And I know that whatever God does is final.  Nothing can be added to it or taken from it.  God's purpose in this is that people should fear him."                                                          --Ecclesiastes 3:14 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 15, 2017 at 10:07am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 15 

     "Those nights of sleeping on the ground and in the rain take a toll on a man as he gets older."                --Lou Bradshaw  (Cain...Just Cain)

      "So I pray that God, who give you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him.  May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."                             --Romans 15:13 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 12, 2017 at 8:44am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 12 

     "She has a rare quality of making a home wherever she is, and of finding the beautiful in every place."                                                                                                                                                         --Louis L'Amour  (Kilrone)

      "Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 'There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!'"                                                         --Proverbs 31:28-29 (NLT)



Comment by Don Adkisson on May 10, 2017 at 8:22am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 10

      "They can't be men until they've learned how to endure pain."                                                --Max Brand (The Desert Pilot)

      "Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road."                    --Luke 10:4 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 9, 2017 at 10:42am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 9

      "What dual character he had--what contrast of thrill and pang, of blood and brain, of desert and civilization, of physical and spiritual, of nature--"                                                                       --Zane Grey  (Wanderer of the Wasteland) 

     "Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.'"                                                                                                             --Acts 8:26 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 8, 2017 at 11:20am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 8

      "Sometimes it is better to have the dream than the reality."                                                    --Louis L'Amour  (Kid Rodelo) 

     "Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?"                                                          --Isaiah 51:10  (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 4, 2017 at 10:43am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 4

      "Most folks set their sights too high.  They demand too much of life....  Let me tell you...the happy man is the man who is content with just what he needs...just so he has it regular."               --Louis L'Amour (Where the Long Grass Blows)

      "So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel."                      --1 Kings 13:10 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 3, 2017 at 8:23am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 3

      "But a man does what he has to do.  That's why a man is a man."                                           --Louis L'Amour  (To Tame A Land)

      "Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."                                             --Deuteronomy 11:19 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 2, 2017 at 12:28pm

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 2

      "If he be a man indeed, he must always go on, he must always endure."mmmmm               --Louis L'Amour  (Galloway) 

     "So follow the steps of the good, and stay on the paths of the righteous."                      --Proverbs 2:20 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on May 1, 2017 at 11:05am

Echoes From the Campfire:  May 1

      "One thing I'd learned over the years:  never to waste time moaning about what couldn't be helped.  If a body can do something, fine--he should do it.  If he can't, then there's no use fussing about it until he can do something."                                                                                                    --Louis L'Amour  (The Sackett Brand) 

     "Therefore, the paths they take will become slippery.  They will be chased through the dark, and there they will fall.  For I will bring disaster upon them at the time fixed for their punishment.  I, the LORD, have spoken!"                                                                                                              --Jeremiah 23:12 (NLT)

Comment by Don Adkisson on April 27, 2017 at 7:25am

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 April 26, 2017 at 8:02am

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 April 25, 2017 at 10:12am

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)











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