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Echoes From the Campfire

     “We talked about fear and how it can keep us from freedom to experience all that God has for us.”

               --Dan Arnold (Bear Creek)

     "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord Than great treasure, and turmoil with the treasure."

               --Proverbs 15:16 (NASB)

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I have a question for you this morning. Can a person have both fear and faith in their lives? Ponder that for a moment. Fear is the enemy of faith. Now, I am not…

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Added by Don Adkisson on November 13, 2020 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “We talked about fear and how it can keep us from freedom to experience all that God has for us.”

               --Dan Arnold (Bear Creek)

     "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord Than great treasure, and turmoil with the treasure."

               --Proverbs 15:16 (NASB)

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I have a question for you this morning. Can a person have both fear and faith in their lives? Ponder that for a moment. Fear is the enemy of faith. Now, I am not…

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Added by Don Adkisson on November 13, 2020 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “A man living in wild country has to be aware of everything around him. He has to keep his eyes looking, his ears listening, his every sense alert.”

          --Louis L'Amour (The Lonely Men)

     "Now when these things begin to occur, stand tall and lift up your heads [in joy], because [suffering ends as] your redemption is drawing near.”

          --Luke 21:28 (Amplified)

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Some call chapters 24-25 of Matthew the Olivet Discourse when Jesus…

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Added by Don Adkisson on November 5, 2020 at 7:37am — No Comments

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     “If there is to be civilization, if people are to live and make their homes here, there must be law. People often think of the law as restrictions, but it needn't be, unless it's carried to extremes. Laws can give us freedom, because they offer security from the cruel, the brutal, and the thieves of property. In every community—even in the wildest gangs and bands of outlaws—there is some kind of law, if only the fear of the leader. There has to be law, or there can be no growth, no…

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Added by Don Adkisson on October 28, 2020 at 6:34am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“It doesn't take much guts when you cover your face and ride with a mob.”

--Elmer Kelton (Texas Standoff)

"Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity."

--Psalm 37:1 (NKJV)

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There has been much said during this time of "virus" about it being the "end times." That being said, is it really? Now, don't be alarmed that I wrote that. I am not one of those scoffers, but I do believe that we can spend too much time in…

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Added by Don Adkisson on August 27, 2020 at 6:48am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“Take things as they come and stay cheerful.”

               --Elmer Kelton (The Day the Cowboys Quit)

"I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You."

               --1 Chronicles 29:17 (NKJV)

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Interesting how a person can look at something…

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     “A chigger bite is triflin', too, but after a while it itches where you've got to scratch it.”

               --Elmer Kelton (Texas Standoff)

     "Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes."

               --Song of Solomon 2:15 (NKJV)

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     There were two times that stand out in my mind. The first was a camping trip to Arkansas and Tennessee. The first night we camped in Arkansas and I…

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Added by Don Adkisson on July 29, 2020 at 6:55am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Don't waste time worrying about the mistakes of yesterday. Each morning is a beginning. Start from there.”

               --Louis L'Amour (The Cherokee Trail)

     "But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."

               --2 Corinthians 9:6 (NKJV)

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The fight never ends. Never think that it does. Oh, it may quiet down some, but it is always working even if subtly…

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Added by Don Adkisson on July 8, 2020 at 7:04am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“They were sitting in the shade watching weeds grow. It doesn't take a whole lot to keep some folks entertained.”

--Lou Bradshaw (Blue Valley)

"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."

--Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV)

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What is it within man where he seeks to be autonomous? Of course it is the fallen, sinful nature, but that same nature cries out for God. Some are able to squelch that sound, but it is still there…

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Added by Don Adkisson on June 4, 2020 at 8:41am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“We'll face it then. Nobody lives their life without having to face things from time to time.”

--Louis L'Amour (Hondo)

"If that is our case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."

--Daniel 3:17-18 (NKJV)

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Are you good with secrets?…

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Added by Don Adkisson on May 21, 2020 at 7:19am — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

“We'll face it then. Nobody lives their life without having to face things from time to time.”

--Louis L'Amour (Hondo)

"If that is our case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."

--Daniel 3:17-18 (NKJV)

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Are you good with secrets?…

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Added by Don Adkisson on May 21, 2020 at 7:18am — No Comments

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     “Evil men must not be allowed to persist in their evils...they are a blight upon the land.”

             --Louis L'Amour (Brionne)

     "But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."

             --2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

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     What in the world is going on? That may be the question on your lips. In some places, mass hysteria--"we're all gonna die." Stay home, don't go out. No groups of ten or more,…

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Added by Don Adkisson on April 15, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Echoes From the Campfire

     “Life isn't about owning the most land or building up a fortune of the nicest things money can buy. Life is about getting to know the Creator of our souls, the One who loved us enough to suffer and die for us.”

               --Kenneth S. Pratt (Willow Falls)

     "And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty…

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Added by Don Adkisson on April 10, 2020 at 7:26am — No Comments

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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Added by Don Adkisson on February 20, 2020 at 8:04am — No Comments

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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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Added by Don Adkisson on February 12, 2020 at 8:08am — No Comments

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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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