Miss America contestants aren't just pretty faces. They strive to be strong, positive female leaders. Esther is more than a pretty face too. She was crowned on her good looks, but she became a deliverer for her people and a preview of Jesus Christ.
Many denominations ordain women as pastors. Some churches cling tightly to a male model of leadership. Deborah challenges us to broaden our thinking. Are women capable of effectively leading God's people?
Marie Barone is the classic mother-in-law. Unfortunately, most people are irritated by their mother-in-law. But Ruth wasn't. And God rewarded her for it - big time!
Were you nervous someone wouldn't like your Christmas present? Did you include a gift receipt just in case? Here's why God never has to worry about someone refusing His gift of salvation!
Mary receives as much attention in the Christmas story as Jesus. And for good reason! She inspires us in many ways - perhaps the most difficult way of all!