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Echoes From the Campfire

       "But strong men stayed. Men with skin like saddle leather and clear eyes that saw beyond today.”

                         --Louis L'Amour  (Guns of the Timberland)



       "Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains"

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 7, 2022 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

       “He was dependable; a man who would do his share of the work and more. In other words, the kind of man you'd want alongside you in the tough times.”

                    --D.C. Adkisson  (Troubles at Gregory Gulch)



        "Man goes out to his work And to his labor until the evening."

                    --Psalm 104:23 (NKJV)

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There are many of our…

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Added by Don Adkisson on October 27, 2021 at 9:45am — No Comments

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       “The river went on and on, growing dimmer, becoming a mere thread, to vanish in a blue haze out of which the Rocky Mountains rose, first obscure and like low masses of clouds, and then clear blue, to rise up and up magnificent reaches to pierce the sky with their snow-like peaks.”

                    --Zane Grey  (Wyoming)



       "I lift my eyes toward the mountains.  Where will my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the…

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Added by Don Adkisson on October 5, 2021 at 6:29am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

      “The university of the wilderness that I now attended had simple tests but they came often.”

                    --Louis L'Amour  (The Ferguson Rifle)



       "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things you have.  For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'"
                    --Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)

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We have found ourselves in the midst of a…
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Added by Don Adkisson on September 27, 2021 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

       "No human creature even entered a desert oasis without joy, nor left it without regret."
                    --Zane Grey  (Wanderer of the Wasteland)
       "Jesus answered and…
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Added by Don Adkisson on September 22, 2021 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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       "The recent rain had scented the air with the heavy aroma of grass which cleared the head and made a soul feel good about life."

                    --Mike Stotter  (McKinney's Law)



       "Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, and cause it to give off a foul odor; so does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor."

                   --Ecclesiastes 10:1…
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Added by Don Adkisson on August 30, 2021 at 10:10am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

      “A man needs to see some mountains every morning so he stays humble.”

                         --Duane Boehm  (Gideon Johann)



       "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."

                         --James 4:10 (NKJV)

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Once in a while, I get to pondering.  The pea-brain begins to swirl and I get to wondering…

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Added by Don Adkisson on August 26, 2021 at 6:04am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

      “They swagger and make loud noises in their own little circle, but they are only coyotes that yap around the heels of the herd.... The coyotes aren't going anywhere, but the herd is, and so are the men who drive the herd.”

                    --Louis L'Amour  (Tucker)



       "Who [Christ] also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee."
                    --2 Corinthians 1:22…
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Added by Don Adkisson on August 11, 2021 at 6:20am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

      “The trails out there can be dangerous. There are many that would do you harm. Keep your eye on the back trail and the horizon.”

                         --Cliff Hudgins  (Viejo and the Lost Ranger)



       "So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him."
                         --Malachi 3:18…
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Added by Don Adkisson on July 29, 2021 at 5:58am — No Comments

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       “No hardship could seem too great, no trail too long, no mountain impassable when the vision was upon them.”

                    --Louis L'Amour  (The Tall Stranger)

       "Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which faces Jericho, and the LORD showed him all the land:  Gilead as far as Dan."
                    --Deuteronomy 34:1…
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Added by Don Adkisson on July 15, 2021 at 6:15am — 1 Comment

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     “In part I looked toward the setting sun because terror may ride with beauty, and a man needs to milk his hours of the precious things. To ride fast, to travel far, these were empty things unless a man took the time to savor, to taste, to love, to simply be.”

               --Louis L'Amour (The Proving Trail)

     "He has made everything beautiful in its time.... And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor--it is the gift of God."

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Added by Don Adkisson on May 14, 2021 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     "I'm never safe, but I'm always careful."    --David W. Bailey (Jericho James)

     "For false christs and false prophets will arise, and will provide signs and wonders, in order to mislead, if possible, the elect.  But beware; I have told you everything in advance."  --Mark 13:22-23 (NASB)

     I have been pondering the fact that people aren't interested in justice.  They seem to be only interested in their own self-serving, self-centered means and wants. …

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Added by Don Adkisson on April 26, 2021 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Well—well, if you believed in God your case would not be hopeless. But some men—a few out of the many wanderers—find God out here in these wilds.”

               --Zane Grey (Wanderer of the Wasteland)

     "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure."

               --Philippians 2:13 (NKJV)

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There is a verse that has long made me ponder, "...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians…

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Added by Don Adkisson on March 22, 2021 at 6:33am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Today had always been more important than either yesterday, which could not be changed, or tomorrow, which he could only guess at.”

               --Elmer Kelton (The Smiling Country)

     “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."

               --John 15:11 (NKJV)

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This world is evil, it is under the power of the devil. Yet we should traverse through this life with a smile on our…

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Added by Don Adkisson on March 11, 2021 at 7:33am — No Comments

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     “They had not yet discovered the impartiality of death.”

               --Louis L'Amour (How the West Was Won)

     "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"

               --1 Corinthians 15:55 (NKJV)

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What can happen in a year, a day, a moment? It only takes a second for an accident to happen. We may be going along on our merry way, when suddenly disaster strikes. Out of the shadows, the enemy lurks and then…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 28, 2021 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Stand Therefore!

STAND THEREFORE !
[Eph 6:10-14 KJV] 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to STAND against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high…
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Added by Luke Hendrickson on January 27, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Each day is the start of something new that gives us the choice to decide what we want to make out of it."

               --Duane Boehm (Sun Over the Mountains)

     "By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible."

               --Hebrews 11:27 (NKJV)

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I thought about saying that all want to live with a quiet heart. But upon second thought, there are many who are…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 16, 2021 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Thy Will Be Done

THY WILL BE DONE
GOD ALMIGHTY spoke the World into existence and gave Mankind dominion over it. GOD has always said what the consequences are for not following His will. GOD is on the throne and will never be overthrown.
[Gen 1:27-28 KJV] 27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish…
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Added by Luke Hendrickson on January 11, 2021 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."

          --John 14:1 (NKJV)

     There are many believers who are making themselves sick because of a troubled heart or mind. They live in despair, despondency, fear, and anxiety and this then produces more troubles in the heart. Why are so many believers fearful?

     

     I think that one reason is that there is a lack of sound doctrine being preached today. Paul exhorted Timothy and Titus to…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 7, 2021 at 8:34am — No Comments

Covid 19 creativity

How many of ya'll were more creative in 2020?  I wrote more songs and produced more videos than I have ever done in one year.  God blessed me with music and the Holy Spirit guided me through the chaos!  Praise God!

Added by Karl Stephen Brunig on December 9, 2020 at 12:10am — No Comments

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