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Character Development with Caleb

»Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development with Caleb

Have you ever felt like your opinion was correct, but ruled out by the majority? Have you felt all alone in your faith, and wondered when you would receive the promises of God? Perhaps you can relate to Caleb, one of the twelve witnesses God sent to spy out the land of Canaan before they entered it. Character development dominates Caleb’s recount of the story to Joshua when the people gathered at Gilgal before entering the land of Israel: “You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. But my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I...

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Character Development with Job

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development with Job

What do YOU use to help you get through trials and tribulations? Personally, I have had some huge trials in my life that took years to resolve. I have used a variety of techniques to help me with character development as I went through those situations. One in particular that provided perhaps the best insight was reflecting on the story of Job. In the beginning of the book of Job, God says, “Have you considered my servant, Job?” I hear pride in the tone of God’s voice, and the desire to point Job out as exceptional. Essentially, the response is, “You have him so well protected!” God seems to take this as a personal challenge; apparently, He really believes in Job and feels that he will stand up to whatever comes his way. God takes up the...

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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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