Echoes From the Campfire--January 14
"It is important to listen with all the senses, and to feel. Awareness is a way of learning, too. In these days to come you must be alive and aware to everything. Let the days leave tracks upon your memory." --Louis L'Amour (The Californios)
"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." --Psalm 37:23 (NLT) …Continue
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"Fear sets a man up sometimes for what he has to face. A little fear does no harm, just so it doesn't put a man on the run."
--Louis L'Amour (Matagorda)
"That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty."
--Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NLT)
Sometimes I wonder, how about you? Why did the things that happened in 2018, happen? Where was God? Why did this obstacle lie in your path? I…
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Echoes From the Campfire--January 2
"Each day must be approached as a unit; each day must be lived with care; and if this was done, the procession of days would turn out all right. Tomorrow must be a shadow at the back of his thinking, something of which he must think while living out today."
--Louis L'Amour (Last of the Breed)
"That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and…Continue
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From all of us at Mike Vaughn Ministries, We are Wishing a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year to all our ICCAN family. May the Joy and Peace of our Savior fill your heart and home this holiday season.
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Echoes From the Campfire--December 4
"Trouble was an odor that passed through any kind of wall and shook men alive."
--Ernest Haycox (Canyon Passage)
"He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed."
--Mark 14:33 (NLT)
I don't know what your year has been like, but this one thing I do know--it's almost over. You made have had a year of troubles and woes. Your…
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Echoes From the Campfire--November 28
"Firelight danced upon their faces. There was the good smell of a wood fire burning, of coffee freshly made, and the smell of meat broiling, and of the stew."
--Louis L'Amour (The Ferguson Rifle)
"Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe."
--Hebrews 12:28 (NLT)
Now, I'm not one to complain much, but there are…
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"There's few things worse in this world than someone who knows what he's doing and doesn't need any advice...especially when he's a few years shy of twenty years."
--Lou Bradshaw (Along the Way)
"He will die because there is no instruction, and be lost because his great stupidity."
--Proverbs 5:23 (HCSB)
I used to enjoy sitting around the table listening to my elders talk. I dare not interrupt, except in…
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An industrious turkey farmer was always experimenting with breeding to perfect a better turkey. His family was fond of the leg portion for dinner and there were never enough legs for everyone. After many frustrating attempts,the farmer was relating the results of his efforts to his friends at the general store get together. "Well I finally did it! I bred a turkey that has 6 legs!" They all asked the farmer how it tasted. "I don't know said the farmer. "I haven't been able catch em !!
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Echoes From the Campfire--November 6
"Tomorrow.... It's jes' a day between sleeps."
--Ernest Haycox (Free Grass)
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
--Matthew 6:34 (NLT)
Tomorrow's going to happen; it's going to be there. No matter what happens in the election. It is important that we remember a couple of things.
First of all, God is in charge. He is never surprised, and He is…Continue
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"But he welcomed any physical ordeal. He saw how a great strife with the elements, a strain to the uttermost of his strength and his passion to fight, would save his faith, his hope, perhaps his mind." --Zane Grey (Wanderer of the Wasteland)
"And now the prize awaits me--the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing." …Continue
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"We're all squatters in this world, when you look at it that way. The land belongs to the Lord; we just use it a little while."
--Elmer Kelton (The Day the Cowboys Quit)
"Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young, before the silver cord of life snaps and the golden bowl is broken. Don’t wait until the water jar is smashed at the spring and the pulley is broken at the well."
--Ecclesiastes 12:6 (NLT)
Some ponderin' on Psalm 8:1-4.
David spent so much of…Continue
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"Life could be hard to figure."
--Elmer Kelton (Other Men's Horses)
"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
--Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
Life may be troublesome, but the answer always lies in the Word of God, and trusting in the Lord. Even in times of uncertainty we can trust Him. There is an…
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"[It was] a place I could have stayed forever. How many times I have found such campsites! Place so beautiful it gave a man the wistfuls to see or to think back on. So many times we said, 'We've got to come back some time!' an' knowin' all the while we never would."
--Louis L'Amour (Lonely on the Mountain)
"But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them."
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Here at Mike Vaughn Ministries-Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pastor Andy Starks and family for the loss of his dear wife Femmie. May God grant you His peace during this difficult time.
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Echoes From the Campfire
March 1, 2018
"I think there is something here, something more than all you see and feel...it's in the wind.... But you do not know what music is until you have heard the wind in the cedars, or the far-off wind in the pines."
--Louis L'Amour (Conagher)
"For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights…Continue
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"When you are up to your nose in trouble,keep your mouth shut."
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"One does not surrender his conscience, his soul, when he accepts a job. Each of us is still a man, and individually accountable for his sins."
--Elmer Kelton (The Day the Cowboys Quit)
“If righteous people turn away from their righteous behavior and ignore the obstacles I put in their way, they will die. And if you do not warn them, they will die in their sins. None of their righteous acts will be remembered, and I will hold you responsible for their deaths."
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Echoes From the Campfire
January 30, 2018
"If civilization was to endure, those who believed in it must be prepared to strike back at the dark forces that would destroy it."
--Louis L'Amour (The Cherokee Trail)
"Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?"
--2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT)
"Reality does not play mind games. What is more, if the mind is…
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"The storm might last for several days. He leaned back and stretched his legs under the table. The coffee was strong, black, and hot."
--Louis L'Amour (The Riders of High Rock)
"“I worked for you through the scorching heat of the day and through cold and sleepless nights."
--Genesis 31:40 (NLT)
"Why do you run and hide from life, to try it just ain't smart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart."
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