Generation Esther

Beautiful Favor, A Good Father and the Glorious Kingdom

You know you have a purpose outside of yourself. The King has called you. Your allegiance defines you.

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A Kingdom of Beauty, A Journey Back to Art

  Art lessons were a part of my childhood for a number of years. Although I enjoyed them, it felt simply like a hobby, something my parents decided would be good to keep me occupied. As I grew older art was still a part of my life, but I was less convinced of its importance. My first job was painting wooden crafts for a couple who sold them around the country at craft shows. As I headed into college I considered majoring in art but had no idea what I would do with an art degree. It seemed very trivial. Instead, I wanted to do something important, something worthwhile, like…
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A King of Contrasts

Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was at the citadel in Susa, in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his princes and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of his provinces being in his presence. And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days. (Esther 1:1-4) Stop right there: how do you see this king? Do you see horror…
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A Billion Pixels and the Word of God

In January of this year NASA released a composite of photos taken from the Hubble telescope. The image is so large that its pixels number 1.5 billion. A youtube video beautifully dives into these pixels to show us the enormity of the galaxy nearest to us, Andromeda. Even with an image such as this, it's almost impossible to grasp the enormity of the unknown outside of our own fixed point of view. As deep as the universe is, so is the Word of God.¬† We have the very unique position to see things in the Bible that no one else in history has. As NASA has the most advanced technology…
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Why It Matters

How would you live if you believed you were living to start something instead of end it? What does it look like to live like your place in history really mattered? It matters what you think about the last days, because the last days are really just around the corner from the first days. The first days of the resurrection. The first days of a millennial kingdom. The beginning of a new life, just as if you were planning today to move to a different state, or another country, and start over. In one sense we leave our past behind but in another the way we have lived will set…
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