Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
The Encouragement of an Encouraging Word

The Encouragement of an Encouraging Word

The Encouragement of an Encouraging Word   Our Western civilization is becoming less and less civil by the day. Anger erupts over true slights as well as perceived ones. The art of civil discourse has all but died. And the lyrics to the familiar “Home on the...

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Isolation or Insulation?

Isolation or Insulation?

Isolation or Insulation?   Isolate yourself from our worldly culture. Insulate yourself from worldly influences.   Which is it? Are we to isolate or insulate? As our nation continues to distance itself from its Judeo-Christian roots, Christians find...

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The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology

The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology

The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology   How many magnets grace the front of your refrigerator? One? Five? Twelve? Refrigerator magnets can be silly, serious, or snarky. They can be cute, corny, or sometimes even classy. Refrigerator magnets have also...

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Identifying Your Worldview

Identifying Your Worldview

Identifying Your Worldview   Did you know you have a worldview? We all do, whether we realize it or not. And if we identify as a Christian, does that mean we have a Christian worldview? Or are we playing “Hokey Pokey” with our faith? Not everyone who identifies...

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Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?

Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?

Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?    I love my phone. Well, maybe not love. But I’m very attached. Except these days I may have to come up with a new name for this device.   My mobile device used to be a phone—just a phone. Then it became a phone with a camera. No...

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The Benefit of Daily Conversation with Friends

The Benefit of Daily Conversation with Friends

The Benefit of Daily Conversation with Friends   When was the last time you spoke with a friend? A recent study published earlier this year concluded that at least one conversation with a friend every day leads to an increased sense of well-being and happiness....

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness   Have you noticed that kindness seems more significant when it occurs randomly? Maybe it’s due to expectations. We expect people we know to be kind or we wouldn’t continue the relationship. Or maybe we expect others to be kind because we...

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Culture Wars?

Culture Wars?

Culture Wars?   Another Election Day has passed. And I keep hearing about the “culture war” we must engage in. Which makes me wonder, are we fighting a culture war? Maybe the better question is, should we be fighting a culture war? Many Christians today believe...

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Quiet Quitting Christianity

Quiet Quitting Christianity

Quiet Quitting Christianity   If you spend any time on the internet, you’ve probably heard about “quiet quitters.” This is a relatively new term describing a very old practice. Quiet quitters do the bare minimum on their job. Just enough to get by, but not an...

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Isolation or Insulation?

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