Posts Tagged "Esther"

Taking a Bath: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Taking a Bath: Reflecting on Scripture

My favorite activity for reducing stress is taking a bath. I did not always feel that way; however the particular home that I currently live in has a lovely corner tub that is larger than the typical narrow rectangular style and not as large as the huge garden tubs. It suits me fine. I had no idea that I loved taking baths as much as I did until I had the opportunity. Perhaps it does not surprise you since Esther is my favorite Bible character. Reflecting on scripture while I am taking a bath has led me to considering how this played out in Esther’s life. Attempting to understand what life was like for her, how she went about her daily routine, and how she handled her shifts in fortune, I have often come back to the importance of bathing in Esther’s...

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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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