Desperately Seeking Vashti: Three Lessons from a Deposed Queen

Vashti was beautiful to behold but today is overlooked and stands in the shadow of Esther. We must give Vashti her due. Vashti is only mentioned in the first part of Esther.  Yet she leaves a legacy worthy of imitation for women today. Vashti is queen to King Ahasureus of the Persian Empire. She lives […]

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So Many People!

The United States hit a population milestone this year surpassing the 320 million mark. That’s a lot of people but it is still lives us a very distant 3rd in the global population race. Both India and China count 4 times more people in their borders than we do. Worldwide, there are now over 7 […]

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What Now?

Christmas is history. Presents exchanged, meals prepared and much love exchanged by family and friends marked the holiday. All that remains is to pack away the ornaments, throw out the trash and wave goodbye to family as everyone returns home to begin a new year. It’s been busy. Among all the food, frivolity and fun, […]

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Words

Two families in New York City are grappling with the power of words this morning. For the past few weeks citizens have been protesting police actions which resulted in the deaths of black men.  Sometimes those protests turned nasty and resulted in looting and lawlessness on a grand scale. The message portrayed in the media […]

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4 Thoughts on the Protests

Some events just bring out the worst in people. Such has been the recent events surrounding two deaths involving police officers. In both cases, officers were cleared of any criminal action but protesters were unhappy and took to the streets to protest their concerns. There is nothing wrong with protesting. It is an established and […]

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