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Echoes From the Campfire

        “Life cannot simply be about happiness. It must also be about honor and obligation.”

                         --D.W. Ulsterman  (The Irish Cowboy)
        "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is."

                         --Romans 12:2…
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      “It's up to the individual to do the best he or she can with what's available.”

                    --Mel Odom  (Matamoros Bull)



       "'Cursed is the cheat who promises to give a fine ram from his flock but then sacrifices a defective one to the Lord.  For I am a great king,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and my name is feared among the nations!'"
                    --Malachi 1:14 (NLT)

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        “There are moments in a person's life when hopelessness comes like the fading sunlight on a cold winter's day.”

                    --Kenneth S. Pratt  (Dragon's Fire)



       "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
                    --John 10:10 (NKJV)

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       “The way to succeed in life was just to keep trying...and to keep faith.”

                    --Louis L'Amour  (Down the Long Hills)



       "Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance."

                    --Romans 5:3…
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        "That's where the hope comes in, after death."  --D.C. Adkisson (Mal de Ojo)

     

        "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."   --Romans 5:5 (NKJV)

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       "Love so amazing, so divine..." (Isaac Watts)  These words must be spoken about the cross.  Without the work on the cross the resurrection…

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       “Evil always smiles when it thinks it's won.”

                   --D.C. Adkisson (Redemption)       
        

       "That no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this."
                   --1 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

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It is interesting how God works in our lives.  We don't know how He is exactly going to do something, our job is to…
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       “For it was our way to go onward; to go forward and to try to shape our world into something that would make our lives easier, even if more complicated. Our struggle was for time. Our leisure was bought from hardship, and we needed leisure to think, to dream, to create.”

                    --Louis L'Amour  (Bendigo Shafter)



       "Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even…

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       "To live with danger was a way of life, but we did not think of it as danger, merely as part of all that we must face in the natural order of living."
                         --Louis L'Amour  (Killoe)
       "And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.  For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.  And always be thankful."
                         --Colossians 3:15…
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       "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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       “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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       “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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      “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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       "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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       "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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      “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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      “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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      “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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       “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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     “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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     "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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