Queen Vashti Kept Her Crown On

You do not need to dishonor yourself to honor others.

A woman with auburn wavy hair putting on a gold crown studded with turquoise
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If you were ever raised Christian, chances are you’ve heard about Queen Vashti. You may have been told that she was wicked or arrogant because of her refusal to show up at a party hosted by her husband, King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I of Persia). Her deposal (and likely death) led to the crowning of the celebrated new queen…