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Echoes From the Campfire

Echoes From the Campfire--February 15

     "There's campfires...where you sit over a tiny fire with a million tiny fires in the sky above you like the fires of a million lonely men."

               --Louis L'Amour (The First Fast Draw)

     "He counts the stars and calls them all by name."

               --Psalm 147:4 (NLT)

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     When you're by yourself, alone, what is it that you think about? Most likely it has to do with circumstances…

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Echoes From the Campfire--February 8

     "I assure you, if you pay attention you will make out fine, if you're slow to notice or learn it might not go so well for you. We have no room for shirkers, any not doing their fair share will be left behind."

          --Dave P. Fisher (Where No Man Rules)

     “Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors."

          --Job 8:8 (NLT)

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     There've been a few…

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Echoes From the Campfire--January 31

     "His strength lay in the silent knowledge of his own abilities and courage."

              --Dave P. Fisher (Where No Man Rules)

     “Keep every command I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to cross into and possess the land you are to inherit."

               --Deuteronomy 11:8 (HCSB)

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     I recently heard a sermon where the preacher said we need to get away from the familiar.…

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Echoes From the Campfire--January 24

Echoes From the Campfire--January 24

     "I love mornings. It smells good, it feels good, and makes me want to do something."

               --Johnny Gunn (Terror on Flat Top Ridge)



     "Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might...."

               --Ecclesiastes 9:10

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     Get up, you're a-burnin' daylight! Or maybe it was like the old sergeants I had in basic training, "get out of those racks you @$%$&*@@#." Now I…

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Echoes From the Campfire--January 22

Echoes From the Campfire--January 22     

"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 a sound that isn't music, but it has a magnificence of its own."

               --Louis L'Amour (Passin' Through)

     "Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 22, 2019 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

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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)                                …

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Echoes From the Campfire--January 9

"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)

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     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…

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Echoes From the Campfire--December 4

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)

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     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)

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     Now, I'm not one to complain much, but there are…

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Echoes From the Campfire--November 14

     "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)

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     I used to enjoy sitting around the table listening to my elders talk. I dare not interrupt, except in…

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Echoes From the Campfire--November 6

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…

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Echoes From the Campfire--October 31

     "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."  …

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Echoes From the Campfire--October 22

"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…

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Added by Don Adkisson on October 22, 2018 at 7:05am — No Comments

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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)

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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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Echoes From the Campfire

"[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."

--Hebrews…

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Echoes From the Campfire--Mar 1

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…

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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."

--Ezekiel 3:20…

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Echoes From the Campfire

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)

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"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)

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"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."

--Hank…

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Added by Don Adkisson on January 21, 2018 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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