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Queen Vashti loses her crown but keeps her dignity

The book of Esther opens with King Xerxes of Persia throwing himself a very big party. At that time, Xerxes ruled over an area of 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia. All the princes, nobles and military leaders from … Continue reading

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For such a time as this

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 The Book of Esther is a remarkable story concerning Jews dispersed throughout Persia. It comes at a time when their period of exile was … Continue reading

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She had a Hotline to Heaven and used it often

by Marti Fischer Along with her husband, JJ, we continue to grieve over the loss of The Catch Ministry’s Elder and Prayer Warrior, Shar’i. The Catch Ministry would not exist without the power of prayer. And I am not sure … Continue reading

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Where beauty comes from

I have recently been introduced to a new organization that has chosen beauty along with truth and goodness as one of its core values. I think this is splendid. Beauty has never been an important value in evangelical Christianity, at … Continue reading

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Taking the high road

So whatever happened to Nabal, that foolish guy in the story of David and Abigail (1 Samuel 25) who refused to share his bounty with David and his fighting men, and would have met his fate at the end of … Continue reading

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A proper disregard for the law

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First to the tomb

Who were the women at the tomb of Jesus and why are they important? Luke mentions Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and “the others with them” (Luke 24:10). We don’t know who the “others” were, but Mark … Continue reading

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What we were created to do

by Marti Fischer One of my favorite authors, Dorothy Sayers, never found her Christian life dull. “Perhaps it is no wonder,” she wrote, “that women were first at the cradle and last at the cross. They had never known a … Continue reading

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