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What to do when you don’t like the table where you’re sitting

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Esther   The book of Esther is a book about finish lines. From its opening lines to its closing credits, Esther is about endings. It’s a story that forces us to reexamine the way things wind up, especially when that finish for which we hoped […]

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Celebrating the Hide and Seek God

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Esther   The story of Esther takes place during one of those disenchanted seasons of life which we all inevitably endure, often more than once. Those times when God labors in obscurity rather than notoriety. Those periods when God’s presence is hard to perceive and […]

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How Brushing Your Teeth and Making Your Bed Can Make You More Like Christ–A Review of Tish Harrison Warren’s “Liturgy of the Ordinary”

This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Book Reviews

This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Book Reviews   Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren believes that our daily practices are liturgies which form and shape our hearts. Whether we know it or not, whether we intend it or not, even the most mundane habits and routines of our day make us […]

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Daring to believe in His presence even in His absence

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Esther

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Esther   In Esther, we find a God who refuses to act with boldness and brashness. But we also find a king who does not. Esther reveals how, when God plays behind the scenes, others will try to steal the scene. Chapter one opens with […]

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