“There are moments in a person's life when hopelessness comes like the fading sunlight on a cold winter's day.”
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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."
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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)
"Love so amazing, so divine..." (Isaac Watts) These words must be spoken about the cross. Without the work on the cross the resurrection…Continue
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“Evil always smiles when it thinks it's won.”
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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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"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)
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.”
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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."
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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)
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.”
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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.”
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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)
“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. …Continue
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“Well—well, if you believed in God your case would not be hopeless. But some men—a few out of the many wanderers—find God out here in these wilds.”
--Zane Grey (Wanderer of the Wasteland)
"For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure."
--Philippians 2:13 (NKJV)
There is a verse that has long made me ponder, "...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians…
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“Today had always been more important than either yesterday, which could not be changed, or tomorrow, which he could only guess at.”
--Elmer Kelton (The Smiling Country)
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."
--John 15:11 (NKJV)
This world is evil, it is under the power of the devil. Yet we should traverse through this life with a smile on our…
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