Choosing Hope: On Eagle’s Wings

Choosing Hope: On Eagle’s Wings “The eagles are coming! The eagles are coming!” ~ The Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter 6 ~ Isaiah 40:31 KJV (King James Version) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be […]

Choosing Despair: Cry of Nazgul

Choosing Despair: Cry of the Nazgul To the air he had returned, summoning his steed ere the failed, and now he was come again, bringing ruin, turning hope to despair, victory to death. ~On the Captain of the Nazgul, The Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter 6~ The Nazgul: The Creation of the Ring […]

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. […]

Choosing Deceit: The Path of Pain

Choosing Deceit: The Path of Pain  And ever Wormtongue’s whispering was in your ears, poisoning your thought, chilling your heart, weakening your limbs, while others watched and could do nothing, for your will was in his keeping.”  ~Gandalf to King Theoden, The Two Towers, Book 3 Chapter 6~ Wormtongue might not seem like much of […]

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 […]

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 […]