All posts tagged: Esther

The Hero and the Coward


The story of Esther is a story about seizing the moment, stepping , saving the day. It is a story about courage at its best. A story where reluctance meets courage. It’s the moment you realize that sitting on the sidelines is not where you want to be. It’s a story about a young wife who becomes a heroine by a timely act of courage. Speaking about heroes, Donald Miller said in Scary Close, at the beginning of every story, “heroes are almost always screw ups.” He insists that the strongest character in a story isn’t the hero, but the guide. Esther and Mordechai both bring this to light. Mordechai is not the hero, nevertheless he’s a strong character. Esther, on the other hand, is kind of green, unaware, unassuming, reluctant, cowardly, to a certain degree and most definitely afraid.  But something is awakened in her after she learns that a plot is in play to completely wipe out her entire race.  Somebody once said, “both the hero and the coward are afraid, but only one …

10 Bible Characters of Great Faith


…we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses… It is imperative to surround oneself with people who can impact your life for the good and not for the bad. Here is a list of a few great men and women worth hanging out with 24/7. 1. Noah was a man who took God seriously. Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. Genesis 6:22 2. Nehemiah was a man who silenced the Nay Sayers and did what they said he couldn’t do. Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.” Nehemiah 2:20 3. Job was a man whose life and resolve was tested beyond imagination, yet did not curse God. “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.” Job 1:22 4. Joseph was a man who was wholly devoted to the Lord even in times of injustice, betrayal, and temptation. “As for you, you …