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Echoes From the Campfire

      “Seems to me as though day-to-day events often have a tendency to simply lie in wait for our unknowing, blind arrival, ready to pounce on us like wild, stalking animals.”

                         --J. Lee Butts  (Gun Works)



       "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.  For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green,…
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Added by Don Adkisson on January 20, 2023 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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      “To live a long time is nothing, to live a long time wisely is something.”

                         --Louis L'Amour  (The Californios)

       "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."

                         --Revelation 1:3 (NKJV)

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                    "To everything there is a season, a TIME for…
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Added by Don Adkisson on January 9, 2023 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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       “The worst punishment God could inflict on the world would be to give people everything they wished for.”

                          --Elmer Kelton  (Other Men's Horses)



       "Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase."
                          --Psalm 85:12 (NKJV)

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       There is a saying that money isn't everything, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second…
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Added by Don Adkisson on November 30, 2022 at 5:58pm — No Comments

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      “Survival is determined by the honed skills of the one cutting a trail.”

                    --Cliff Hudgins  (Viejo and the Hunted Ranger)



       "I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever.  Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it.  God does it, that men should bear before Him."
                    --Ecclesiastes 3:14 (NKJV)

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Charles Swindwoll, in his…
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      “Here the news that forced him to think of himself as a man somehow related to and responsible to his kind. He had gone to and fro over the trails of the desert, and many adventures had befallen him. He had lived them, with the force the desert seemed to have taught him, and then had gone his way down the lonely trails, absorbed in his secret.”

                         --Zane Grey  (Wanderer of the Wasteland)



       "Who led you through that…

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      “The desert or mountain man was forever lifting his eyes to the peaks or to the stars; it was no wonder that men of the wilderness knew so much about the flight of birds and the habits of animals. In cities a man's eyes were on the ground, or rarely above eye level.”

                         --Louis L'Amour  (Kid Rodelo)



       "For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for Your name's sake, lead me and guide me."

                         --Psalm…
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      “I love to see some of the gnarled old trees; cedars and bristle-cone pines are favorites of mine, for so often they live where it doesn't seem possible to live. They grow right out of rocks, gnarled and twisted and old . . . but strong, stronger than anything but time, and they are part of time.”

                         --Louis L'Amour  (Under the Sweetwater Rim)



       "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit…
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      “The lesson of faith is not what turbulence you face but how you wind up on the other side.”

                         --Cliff Hudgins  (Grandpa's Legacy)



       "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him...."

                         --Job 13:14 (NKJV)

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I was doing some reading this week and a thought struck my mind.  How many idols are there in our homes?    Most would probably say "none."  We…
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Added by Don Adkisson on July 22, 2022 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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       "I think that God allows things to happen because of our stupidity, then we have to pay the cost, or someone does."       --D.C. Adkisson  (Redemption)

       "Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving."     --Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)

     One thing for sure you need to survive in this wicked world is prayer.  Prayer keeps the communication line open with God.  There are many books on how to pray, a method of prayer, etc.  The thing that must be…

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        “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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Perhaps it is time…
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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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Added by Don Adkisson on May 15, 2022 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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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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Added by Don Adkisson on March 11, 2022 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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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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