The Courage of Queen Esther
A few years ago, my daughter Marissa decided to adopt a dog. She lived in an apartment so she wanted a small, quiet pup. She found her new companion at a local Humane Society. Her dog is a sweet, smart Havanese whose difficult past life was as a breeder at a puppy mill. The Humane Society had named her Esther, and Marissa immediately thought of Queen Esther in the Old Testament, so she kept the name. That was a good decision, as keeping the name grew our interest in learning more about this Biblical heroine.
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