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Character Development: Esther

»Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development: Esther

Who is your favorite Bible character? Esther is my favorite person in the Bible that I enjoy using for character development. Although I love the story because of all the amazing things she did, I also appreciate her for the angst she experienced. I relate to this almost as much or more than I do to her feats of bravery. After all, I’m not a beauty queen, even if some people think I’m beautiful. I’m definitely not a queen by anyone’s definition even if I might aspire to be or dream of it in my private thoughts. Frankly, that’s living too much in the public eye. I like my privacy. I definitely would not want to be put in the position she was put in to choose between her people and exposure. So, then… …what captures my attention about...

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Character Development with Hannah

»Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in character development | 2 comments

Character Development with Hannah

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? Do you have a dream to do something for God? Do you think your dream is too marvelous for you to pursue? Do you think your particular dreams are too odd to come true? According to Ephesians 2:10, “You are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that you would walk in them.” If we are His workmanship, He designed us for a specific purpose. What is that purpose other than the desire you have in your heart? Frankly, it amuses me how God designed us.  He created us to pursue our heart’s desires. Psalms 37:4 tells us, “Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” When we delight in the Lord, it pleases Him to give us the desires...

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