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Article: Reform the Line: Finding Purpose in Failing


Jul 16 2018, 5:33pm

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Article: Reform the Line: Finding Purpose in Failing Can't Post

I recently wrote an article for a website I help manage. I'm a big fan of the Middle Earth films, particularly The Lord of the Rings, having first been a huge fan of the books. (I read the books once a year.)
Any way, I was struck by a specific moment the last time I watched the trilogy and I just had to write about it. Here it is:

While my Christian worldview clearly influences how I see this particular moment and the message I take from it, I strongly believe that it can be a powerful moment for anyone, even those that do not hold the same beliefs as I do. The idea of doing the right thing because it is the right thing is something we need more of these days.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Jul 17 2018, 12:22am

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Inspirational, and I think JRRT would have approved. Smile

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Jul 17 2018, 12:18pm

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I appreciate the kind words.


Jul 17 2018, 7:39pm

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Well done, good and faithful servant. [In reply to] Can't Post

I needed that. Thank you.

Also, great references to Jim Elliot. I've long been a huge admirer of him and his friends, especially Nate Saint. (It's an aviator thing.)

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107


Jul 18 2018, 2:29pm

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There is much to admire with those young missionaries.


Jul 20 2018, 8:21pm

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Your writing is inspired and very moving. I will be back to read more of your work. Thanks again, for this very timely and beautifully expressed wisdom.


Jul 20 2018, 8:23pm

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it.


Jul 23 2018, 8:27pm

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Powerful Article [In reply to] Can't Post

What an excellent read. Theoden is my favorite character outside the Fellowship, so the article resonated with me a little more, and I have also been a missionary myself, serving the people of South Korea for 23 months.

I will never forget your lesson, nor hear the words "Reform the line" quite the same ever again. Thank you!


Jul 24 2018, 6:17pm

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Your words mean a lot. Very encouraging.


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