All a person has to do is mention the name “Old Faithful” and everyone immediately knows the reference.  It is a cone-type geyser in Yellowstone Park that, since 2000, has been erupting every 44 to 125 minutes.  

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien is a fantasy set in a place called middle earth.  Elves, Dwarves, and men live there.  Sauron is an evil overlord living in Mt. Doom who created 19 rings designed to dominate and control all who wear them.  The One Ring was the controlling ring worn by Sauron himself.

We live in challenging economic times.  Keeping your head above water seems to be a popular sentiment.  Investors have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past few years.  Thousands of people are not able to find work.  Those who have jobs are trying hard to find ways to add to their financial stability and account.

“Well done, good and faithful servant…” (Matthew 25:21, 23)  This phrase has always been a curious one to me.  If a person is good, wouldn't he also be faithful?  Likewise, if a person is faithful, wouldn't he also be good?  Can you actually have one without the other?  The key may be in the opening commendation, “Well done…”