Echoes From the Campfire

You oughtn’t to hate work.  Hard work makes for what I reckon you like in a man, but don’t understand.  As I look back over my life…what I remember most an’ feel best over are the hardest jobs I ever did an’ those that cost the most sweat an’ blood.”              –Zane Grey  (The Mysterious Rider)     “That…

Echoes From the Campfire

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…

The Saga of Miles Forrest

Howdy, Parson,” I said as Rev. Chapman approached where I was sitting at the table.  “Let me get you a cup of coffee.”He sat down as I went to the counter for a cup then poured coffee from the pot that was sitting on the stove behind me.    After I set the cup in front of…

Echoes From the Campfire

A man’s life was full of trouble and full of question—and so it was like relief to stand up to certainty, to know that he was in front of reality.”              –Ernest Haycox  (Man in the Saddle)     “If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small.”              –Proverbs 24:10 (NKJV)———————Slavery is still around today.  In fact,…