Parenthood: The Brooding Lies

Parenthood: The Brooding Lies A greater capacity for joy, sorrow, anger, love, pain, or disappointment cannot be felt than that in which lives within a mother or father’s heart. Whether it is a son or daughter, step-son or step-daughter,  a mother does not stop longing to hold that baby that grew up. Fathers too, never […]

Lies About Marriage

Lies About Marriage Since the dawn of time, Satan has waged war not only on God and His children but the sanctity of marriage. God designed marriage so as to reflect His glory and redemptive purposes, through which His love for us is personified. So when Satan threatened that sacred union by deceiving Eve in the […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part II

 The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part II At our low points, when we find ourselves challenged, especially in our walks of faith we start to believe a number of falsehoods. When we succumb to doubt and fear, we begin to take our first steps towards sin. I’m Not Worth Anything The value we place upon […]

Choosing Control: Saruman’s Power

Choosing Control: Saruman’s Power “As the power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, with patience come at last to direct its course, to control it.”  ~Saruman to Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 2 ~ The quest for greatness continues this week. Only […]

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. […]

Choosing Forgiveness

  Choosing Forgiveness “Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him.”  ~Haldir, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2  Chapter 6 ~  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only […]

Choosing Disunity:Every Orc For Himself

Choosing Disunity: Every Orc For Himself “If this nice friendliness would spread about in Mordor, half our trouble would be over.”  ~Samwise Gamgee, The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 2~  The armies of Sauron are a force not only to be reckoned with, but a power that inspires fear. They had what looked […]

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part II)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part II)  Last week we talked about the important lessons we could learn from the character of Gollum in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. We learned that: Gollum teaches us a very important lesson in terms of relationships as well as humility, and thankfulness. Relationships – Our relationship with God should […]

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin ( Part I)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part I)  Looking at Smeagol, who most of us better know as Gollum, I cannot help but feel this character is perhaps the closest to humanity in terms of our struggles with temptation. This is why it seemed only fitting to explore this rather decrepit looking Lord of the Rings […]