Xerxes’s Blog

Scripture Reading – Esther 2:1-18

Blog Title – The Bachelor King

Blogging Niche – Reality Television Bloggers

About Me – One king. Many young women. Let the romance blossom!

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Blog Excerpt –

The Game For Love

The king of Persia needs a new queen. But how does a wealthy, powerful man find a worthy soul mate and partner? By making his search into a game, of course!

In preparation for the game, commissioners of the King conducted a thorough search of all the provinces in Persia. The most beautiful virgins were selected and then brought to the king’s harem at the citadel of Susa.

At the citadel, they underwent 12 months of beauty treatments to prepare for the elimination competition. Hegai, who manages the harem, oversaw six months of treatment with oil of myrrh and six months of treatment with perfumes and cosmetics. After a year-long regimen of pampering and beautifying, the women are ready to compete to win approval and favor with the King.

Each woman has one date with the King. At the end of each date, the King decides if the woman is worthy of being his queen. Anyone who pleases the King receives a rose and may be summoned by name again to meet with him. Those who are not summoned again remain in the harem.

As the competition heats up, front-runners will emerge and passions will rise. In the race for royal love, which young beauty will ultimately capture the heart of the King?

The fate of these women rests in the King’s hands. He has big decisions to make. Only he has the power to decide who will be the next queen. Will it be a woman of strong moral character as well as beauty? Tune in to find out!

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Again, creative liberties since obviously a rose wasn’t part of the Bible story 😉

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Character X’s Blog

Blog Title: Nooks and Crannies

About Me: I’m a simple faithful woman. I work hard, but never miss an opportunity to spend time with my friends and neighbors. I believe there are treasures all around us. We just need to look for them.

Intended Audience: This blog can be enjoyed by all women.

Blog Excerpts:

Lost and Found

After a hard day’s work, I counted out my wages – 10 silver coins. As I returned the coins to my change purse, I counted only 9. Where had the other coin gone? Now I had a choice to make. I could forget about the lost coin and just figure it turns up or I could search for the coin until I found it. I couldn’t just sit back and wait. And as Proverbs states,

Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth (10:4 NIV)

So I retraced my steps for the evening: coming in, shutting the door, putting my bag on the table. After that is when I first got out my change purse. The coin had to have fallen on the floor. So on my hands and knees I looked. I got out the broom and swept under and around the table, but did not uncover any gleaming silver.

With lights blazing, I carefully walked the perimeter of my house searching for a glint of coin all to no avail. After a cursory glance, I decided to give my house a thorough cleaning in the hopes that I would find the missing money. Rather than think of it as a chore, I imagined a treasure hunt.

Two hours and one allergy attack later, I found the lost coin! It had wedged itself under the leg of the table. Of course it was in the very first place I looked. But the important thing was I had found it!

I was so excited I called up my neighbor and best friend to celebrate my discovery. I invited them over since my house was nice and clean! I shared the whole story and they shared similar incidents in their own lives. Laughter echoed off the walls of my small home.

What a fuss we made over so little! Yet that tiny piece of silver was worth rejoicing over and so are we! God never turns his back on us. We turn our back on him, but He never abandons us.  Just as a shepherd rejoices at finding his lost sheep, or a father rejoices at the return of his son, so God rejoices and celebrates when we repent and dedicate our lives to him.

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So do you recognize Character X?

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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