Bravery In The Silence
September 4th, 2020
The Bible tells of lions’ dens and fiery furnaces, and the reader readily identifies the hand of God at work. However, He is not mentioned in the book of Esther – not in prophetic dreams or miraculous...
For Such A Time As This
September 3rd, 2020
“Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, ‘Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliv...
When Bravery Calls
September 2nd, 2020
Finding bravery in the midst of fear is powerful, perhaps even poetic, on the page. Scripture shares numerous stories of God using normal, imperfect people to tell of His power and mercy. David uses a...
The Faith Gap
September 1st, 2020
Last fall, my friend and I decided it would be a good idea to jump out of a plane. Such a good idea in fact, we were willing to pay for the experience and have it recorded. Recreational skydiving is p...
August 31st, 2020
My mom is one of the most creative people I know. When we were kids, she nurtured an environment where my siblings and I learned to look at assignments with inquisitive eyes, to challenge expectations...
Day and Night
August 29th, 2020
Today we are flipping to the middle of your Bible to a large collection of poems, the book of Psalms. When we come to this collection, it’s helpful to look at it the way an ancient Jewish person would...
Confusion: A Sign of Trouble Ahead
August 28th, 2020
“The couriers went out, spurred on by the king’s command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.” (Esther 3:15)Hama...
An Epoch Battle
August 27th, 2020
“… Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.” (Esther 3:6b)How could Satan ever believe he can outwit God in his long-standing war agai...
There's No Price Too High
August 26th, 2020
“When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked f...
Living By Conviction
August 25th, 2020
“All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. Then the royal offic...
Why Do the Wicked Prosper?
August 24th, 2020
“After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. All the royal officials at the kin...
Who Is Jesus To You?
August 22nd, 2020
Who is Jesus to you?Everyone is feeling the brunt of this brutal global health crisis. How has your faith fared in these unprecedented times? Are you closer to Jesus in a deeper, intimate relationship...
Just A ... ?
August 21st, 2020
“Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen...
August 20th, 2020
I just love to laugh. I believe wholeheartedly that when we were made in the image of God, sense of humor was one of the first traits He wanted to pass along. There are moments in life when God shows ...
What Do You Want To Do?
August 19th, 2020
“In everything, set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed b...
Live Without Limits
August 18th, 2020
“There were no restrictions.” (Esther 1:8)Recently, my friend posted a picture of herself at the gym. She was in her mask and spandex ready to willingly sweat. The poster in the background was a beaut...
Best Laid Plans
August 17th, 2020
Let’s begin our week using our imaginations. Consider going to a Christian Bookstore and asking for a recommendation for a book on faith. The sweet person behind the counter says, “I have the perfect ...
Using What God Has Given Us
August 15th, 2020
When school starts, those of us with school-age kids usually have to purchase fairly expensiveitems. Textbooks. Calculators. Electronics. Musical instruments. All of these are things wesuddenly have i...
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