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Echoes From the Campfire

     “A man can always try to run from things he doesn't like to remember, but I've never heard of it working out.”

             --Luke Short (The Whip)

     "I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need."

             --Philippians 4:12 (NKJV)

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Hope, where has hope gone? People have gone crazy, running around in a panic; just being…

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Added by Don Adkisson on March 19, 2020 at 7:07am — No Comments

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     “If trouble rubs the polish off a man he ought to stay home.”

               --Frank Bonham ("The Seventh Desert")

     "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

               --1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)

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Do you want the Holy Spirit to accomplish God's will and purpose in your life?

     If so, then look at the road you…

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Added by Don Adkisson on March 13, 2020 at 6:51am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “How cheap are the principles for which we do not have to fight, how easy it is to establish codes when all the while our freedom to talk had been fought for and bled for by others.”

               --Louis L'Amour (North to the Rails)

     "Then all his disciples deserted him and ran away."

               --Mark 14:50 (NLT)

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In the Book of Colossians, Paul writes that Luke and Demas greet you (4:14) and then in the last letter written by Paul,…

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     “The road before me now stretched long and lonely, a road I must walk with a gun in my hand.”

               --Louis L'Amour (Silver Canyon)

     “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

               --Luke 13:24 (NKJV)

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     In my life I've traveled down various kinds of roads. They varied from highways covered with black ice to washboard roads filled with dust. There have…

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     “Old age is our reward for our tryin' to live right and work hard.”

               --Lou Bradshaw (Double Trouble)

     "I will be the same until your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you."

               --Isaiah 46:4 (HCSB)

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     I have often been asked what my favorite Scripture is, or what is my favorite book of the Bible. That is a hard question to…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 31, 2020 at 8:29am — No Comments

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     “Honor should mean more. Sometimes I think people have gone crazy.”

               --Louis L'Amour (Utah Blaine)

     "For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake."

               --1 Thessalonians 1:5 (NASB)

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     When I was in the Air Force, I served under the Air Defense Command, Air Training…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 15, 2020 at 8:11am — No Comments

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     "This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."

          --Taylor Caldwell

     “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me [Moses] from among your own brothers. You must listen to him."

          --Deuteronomy 18:15 (HCSB)

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     I fully believe that the Lord is always there with us. That is one of the greatest pieces of news for the believer, the Christian, those who have accepted Him, been born-again and are…

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     “How terrifying to think of one small soul alone with the Creator—not alone as in prayer, but mute, voiceless, waiting for His word!”

               --Zane Grey (Captive of the Desert)

     "Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight— That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge."

               --Psalm 51:4 (NKJV)

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          "I come to the Garden…

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     “On a late afternoon when the clouds gather around the peaks and the lightning begins to play its games over the mountain meadows, the high country is no place to be, but it can be spectacular to watch from a safe distance. At such times the hills can be alive with the sound that isn't music, but it has a magnificence of its own.”

               --Louis L'Amour (Passin' Through)

     “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, You people in…

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     “There is a weariness of the flesh, and that can be borne. Beyond that is a weariness of the bone, far harder to abide, but possible. But the final weariness, of the nerves and brain, when a man may at any moment pitch unconscious from the saddle, is the worst and most unendurable torment.”

               --Paul I. Wellman (The Comancheros)

     "For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become…

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Echoes From the Campfire

Echoes From the Campfire

“A man can have a little bit and feel rich, or he can have a lot and feel poor.”

--Elmer Kelton (The Time It Never Rained)

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

--Matthew 6:24 (NKJV)

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In my earlier years I spent some time learning how to tie knots. I figured that a person…

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Added by Don Adkisson on August 22, 2019 at 1:35pm — No Comments

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Echoes From the Campfire

     “When a man believes in a thing strongly enough, there is a price too high to pay. There is a point where compromise costs him too much.”

               --Elmer Kelton (The Time It Never Rained)

     "Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him."

               --Malachi 3:18 (NKJV)

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     Complacency, compromise, and outright…

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Echoes From the Campfire

Echoes From the Campfire

     “This desert solitude was the storehouse of unlived years, the hush of the world at the hour of its creation. It was solemn, grand, incorruptible. It did something to one, something inexplicable; it drew one's narrow soul from out oneself, and poured in something big, so big it was almost too great to bear.”

               --Zane Grey (Captive of the Desert)

     "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who…

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Added by Don Adkisson on July 17, 2019 at 6:13am — No Comments

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Echoes From the Campfire

     “If you stop pushing on, you lose.... It is always a little further to the top than you think.”

               --Louis L'Amour (Reilly's Luck)

     "If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well."

               --3 John 1:16 (NKJV)

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     I am not much of a beach person, preferring the mountains. However, the times I have lived near the beach we enjoyed it. We liked to…

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Added by Don Adkisson on June 20, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

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Echoes From the Campfire--June 5

     “They...know who they are, they know what they believe in, and their kind will last. Other kinds of people will come and go. The glib and confident, the whiners and complainers, and the people without loyalty, they will disappear, but the...will still be here plowing the land, planting crops, doing the hard work of the world because it is here to be done. Consider yourself fortunate to know them.”

               --Louis L'Amour (The Mountain…

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Echoes From the Campfire--May 17

     “Hardship was healthy; most people did not enjoy enough of it for their own good.”

               --Elmer Kelton (Stand Proud)

     "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."

               --2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

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     I used to watch with my Dad, one of his favorite television shows--Stoney Burke. This particular…

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Added by Don Adkisson on May 16, 2019 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Why was it, he wondered ruefully, that when a man got of an age where he ought to be able to stand back and breathe good, enjoy what he had built for himself and take the pleasure of turning responsibilities over to his sons, he had to start putting up with things like rheumatism? If it wasn't in his hands, it was in his hips. If it wasn't in his hips, it was in his legs.”

               --Elmer Kelton (Shotgun)

     "I will be the same until…

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Echoes From the Campfire

     “Each problem must be taken by itself, and you have to leave emotion out of it. Be stern with yourself. Don't pamper yourself.”

               --Louis L'Amour (Reilly's Luck)

     "Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid."

               --Proverbs 12:1 (NKJV)

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     It was 159 years ago, on April 3 in 1860 that a daring enterprise began. The trip consisted of speed and…

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Echoes From the Campfire

     “Don't pray for more years.... Pray for better years. Don't pray for good times, or easy times. Pray for strength.”

               --Brad Dennison (The Long Trail)

     "For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death."

               --Psalm 48:14 (NKJV)

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On this fine morning.... Oh it has to be for this is the day the Lord has made, we are to rejoice in it. He gave us this…

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Added by Don Adkisson on March 22, 2019 at 6:22am — No Comments

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Echoes From the Campfire

     "The first article of the creed of the frontier is to be game. Good or bad, the last test of a man is the way he takes his medicine."

              --William MacLeod Raine (Crooked Trails and Straight)

     "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."

               --Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV)

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     Stop! Right now, first thought--what comes to your mind when you…

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