Changes at FOTM

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2½ years ago, on December 23, 2009, with the critical support of Steve and Joan, I founded Fellowship of the Minds.
In so doing, I thought long and hard about what to call this blog. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. This blog’s name intentionally echoes the trilogy’s first volume, Fellowship of the Ring, for two reasons:

  • We cannot fight evil alone; we need the help and support of others.
  • Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring began as a fellowship of nine; then lost one (Boromir); and the remaining eight split into 3 groups. So too, I anticipated that both the readers and the writers of Fellowship of the Minds, too, will not stay the same from beginning to end. Some will leave, for one reason or another. New people will join. That is life.

Due to family and personal issues, Steve has taken a leave of absence of indeterminate duration from FOTM. We will all miss his joke posts, his funny comments, and his friendly cheer.
But wait!
FOTM is gaining a new writer!
I am honored and thrilled beyond measure that regular commenter Hardnox has accepted my invitation to join our team of intrepid warriors! Those who read the comments on this site already know him — that he is intelligent, insightful, practical, with good political instincts and above all, a true-blue Conservative Patriot.
Look for his first post tomorrow! I can hardly wait….  😉
Lastly, there will soon come the time when I will scale back my writing for FOTM. My husband’s health is taking a turn for the worse. It is not just one bodily system that is failing, it’s several.
Please pray for him — that God gives him the grace of faith and the wisdom to look to our sweet Lord, Jesus the Christ, to help him with his suffering. Please keep me in your prayers as well — that I be given the strength and endurance to be his loving caretaker.
More important than any one of us is the future of our beloved country. That remains and will be the focus of Fellowship of the Minds. The election is less than four months away. We have important work to do.
May God bless you!

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0 responses to “Changes at FOTM

  1. Steve,could not have said it as well as Grouchy! FOTM has earned quite a reputation,importantly for truth and credibility. Dr. Eowyn has worked countless hours, and been kind enough to share her knowledge, in helping to restore our Country. Prayers for her husband, who must be a special man. Looking forward to Hardnox. Thank you ahead of time!! 🙂

  2. lowtechgrannie

    Sad to hear about Steve’s personal issues and the poor health of Dr. Eowyn’s husband. They’re all in my prayers to our loving and merciful Lord.
    Welcome Hardnox! I’ve always enjoyed your comments and look forward to your first post tomorrow!

  3. Prayers for those needed.
    And welcome Hardnox!

  4. BritCapitalist

    Dr. Eowyn, may God continue to bless you and give you and your husband strength in the coming years. Hardnox there is no question that you will be a great asset as a writer for FOTM.

  5. BritCapitalist

    I didn’t know where to put this video link but it is really worth watching and fun!

  6. Prayers for Steve and a warm welcome to Hardnox!! You, Eowyn, are a special recipient of my prayers tonight as I learn about your husband’s declining health.

  7. Welcome Hardknox! I am honored that you are a part of the Fellowship fighting for our country! I know that you will make a difference!
    I will continue to pray for Steve that he will heal and receive the insight and wisdom from Our Lord to help him in every way.
    As for Dr. Eowyn’s husband, he is indeed a very brilliant and wonderful man. He is in my daily prayers and will continue to be; I, too, pray that Jesus be with him during this difficult time, and that he will gain comfort from Our dear Lord every day and that he will know what to do at this time.
    As for Dr. Eowyn, I always pray for her as she is my chosen Sister given to me by God. I know that she will have the strength, courage and kindness to care for her husband during this special time. She always has cared for him in this manner. I will always be here for her, anything that she needs!

  8. Steve, you have provided me with countless laughs and patiently answered all my insipid firearms questions, for which I am grateful. I wish you well.
    Dr. Eowyn, you put so much thought and work into FOTM and it has been appreciated. I know caring for a sick loved one can be an all consuming (though rewarding) task and when you’re needed, you’re needed. You are in our prayers.
    Hardnox, thanks for stepping up to the plate. I enjoy all your comments and I know you’re up to it. Don’t pull any punches!

  9. I am grateful for your fellowship at this dark time. You and your husband are in my prayers.

  10. Thank you, all, for your kind words and prayers. I am so blessed that you are a part of this fellowship! May God pour His blessings on you. ♥

  11. FOTM is a site I turn to for information, insight, clarification and inspiration. I appreciate the time and effort that you all put into this publication. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Dr. Eowyn, I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Illness is challenging for the patient and for the caregiver but I know that you will share your yoke with Jesus. Steve, I hope that this respite fromFOTM will enable you to resolve your troubles. Hardnox, I will be looking forward to reading your posts. We are in troubled times and we all need to know we are not alone. We have each other and we have our Lord. That is comfort indeed. (:

  12. Dear Eowyn,
    We are sending our prayers on your and your husbands way!!! Prayers to Steve and his family as well!!! And welcome Hardnox!!!

  13. Steve and E you have my prayers.
    Looking forward to your post Hardnox…

  14. Dr. Eowyn, you and your husband will be in my prayers. I also pray for Steve with his situation. You all have truly been a blessing and I will still continue to feel your presence at this site.
    I will also look forward to your blogs, Hardnox.

  15. This news leaves me so sad. I have come to love this site and all you crazy people. Prayers everyday for you Dr. E. and Steve also. Welcome Hardnox, we need you now more than ever!

  16. Absolutely Hardnox, welcome!!! It will be a treat to see what you blog about!!
    Dr. Eoywn, I was going to share this w/ you, but honestly, w/ your husband’s health failing, you don’t need to deal w/ this horror. W/ your kind permission, I’m going to turn around and share w/ Hardnox, however, y’all will see this at the same time. (Sorta, unless someone’s already seen this today.) I will pray for you, your husband and Steve. I read things from all of you, yet have no clue what’s really going on in everyone’s lives. Most of us could probably say the same. God give strength of spirit to you (I, too, have a very ill husband, I can cry w/ you and I know the fear, don’t EVER let ANYONE tell you “anticipatory grief” is wrong, out of place or selfish. It’s NOT, it’s how we cope!) I pray the gift of healing to “Mr Eoywn” and to Steve. We will carry on…and we all know Gandalf shows up in the ends and pulls us all out, right? (Will he look like Pres. Reagan? Please?)
    Now Hardnox, how about this???? Have at it!
    – Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America –

  17. Steve…dude ! Salute !
    Eowyn…big hug…oh , what the hey , Steve too 🙂

  18. edward oleander

    Dr. Eowyn, all my thoughts, and (for whatever they’re worth) my prayers as well, are with you and your husband. If my medical knowledge can in *any* way be of help, please email me. I’d be honored to help, if I can.
    Steve, my thoughts and prayers as well. You’re a good man, and I’ll never forget that you were the first one here to reach out with humor. I hope you’re back with us soon! As with Eowyn, if I can be of any use at all, email me:
    Hardnox, I can’t believe you got asked instead of me (snicker, snicker, chortle, giggle)! I look forward to the discussions to come, Worthy Adversary! 🙂

    • Thanks, Edward, for your kind offer. As St. Vincent de Paul said: “Be kind. Be kind. And you will become a saint.”
      Wait. You’re an atheist. Rats….
      Just kidding you, Edward. 😉

  19. I know ya will pull through this bad patch…


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