Choosing Bondage: King Theoden

Choosing Bondage: King Theoden  “Now lord,” said Gandalf, “look out upon your land! Breathe the free air again!” – Gandalf to King Theoden, Book Three, The Two Towers, Chapter Six – Rohan’s king, when we first see him, is rather pitiful. Hunched over, hair wild, beard uncombed, pasty skinned, and eyes clouded over King Theoden […]

Eomer: When The Truth Hurts

Choosing Honesty  Given how I sometimes tend to fall behind in my bible study, I took some extra time to commit myself into the journey through Sarah Arthur’s Walking With Frodo Devotional. Now a little more than half way through the study, I examine yet another side character who knows a thing or two about honesty. […]

Samwise Gamgee Friend & Servant Part I

Samwise Gamgee Friend & Servant Part I  “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.” ~Samwise Gamgee~ Inside The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is no character quite like this one. There is no character that I adore, admire, or respect quite like Samwise Gamgee. For it is […]

Choosing Loyalty

Choosing Loyalty  “Now they were come to the bitter end. But he had stuck to his master  all the way; that was what he had chiefly come for, and he would still stick to him. his master would not go to Mordor alone.”  ~The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 3~  Everyone needs a Sam, at […]

Walking With Integrity

Walking With Integrity “Yet he felt in his heart that Faramir, though he was much like his brother in looks, was a man less self-regarding, both sterner and wiser.” ~ The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 5~ Sarah Arthur, in her writing of integrity sums it up in a single word. That word, is integrated. […]