Inspired By Nobility

It’s odd in this day and age to say that someone is “noble.” We usually say they’re trustworthy or respectable, but we reserve noble as a synonym for rich or snobby. Dr. Scott Dalrymple is someone that epitomizes nobility. I first met him while attending one of his classes at a Junior at Southwestern College […]

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A Knight’s Journey

I met a man, a man who became a friend of mine. As we began getting better acquainted, we found we shared many common interests. We quickly realized we were becoming more than friends, yet we had not officially determined to date. We were dancing around the label, and commitment, of dating. But we spent […]

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Frodo and Courage

The chivalric romances of old always featured a mighty knight or warrior as their protagonist. In “The Lord of the Rings,” however, the hero is a hobbit — a humble, even timid character who has no love of glory, and who would rather enjoy a bountiful breakfast than go on an epic quest.

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The Ring and the Knightly Virtues

Although the story of “The Lord of the Rings” may seem simple on its surface, there is, in fact, a great deal of complexity in the story. The Ring of Power, which is at the heart of the story’s conflict, has an effect on every character who comes into contact with it.

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Business and Chivalry

Look at that plaque on the desk where you spend eight hours (or more) of your day. It may be engraved with an impressive title like “vice president” or “sales associate” or “executive financial officer.” Or, perhaps your corporate identity exists at the top of a time card — “cashier” or “assembly” or “maintenance.” In any case, no matter how extravagant or simple your occupational description is, imagine how things might change if you had a different career designation.

What if your title was: “Knight in Shining Armor”?

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