Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?   Is Christianity irrelevant? If you’re a Bible-believing follower of Christ, you’ve already answered this question with an emphatic “No!” If you’re not a Christian, or if you identify as a Christian because you attend church on...

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National Tell the Truth Day

National Tell the Truth Day

National Tell the Truth Day   Has telling the truth become an exception? Or is it simply entertaining? The television program, To Tell the Truth, is based on the premise that contestants can’t determine which of four panel members is lying. In the classic comedy,...

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Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?   I’ve been thinking lately about fences, walls, and guardrails, and the way we can view each one. A quote from a television program recently caught my attention, not because it was so good, which it was, but because it is so foreign...

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The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?   Almost no one dances the Limbo anymore. But in life? These days life is feeling more and more like a giant limbo dance. Limbo dancing enjoyed popularity sixty years ago. Dancers attempted to pass under a horizontal bar...

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Worn Out or Persevering?

Worn Out or Persevering?

Worn Out or Persevering?   Are you worn out? I am. I’m worn out after a nonstop flood of bad news. A pandemic that won’t leave. The death of people I love. Natural disasters such as the Cat 4 hurricane that hit New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane...

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Right and Wrong Choices

Right and Wrong Choices

Right and Wrong Choices   A friend likes to post inspirational quotes on her social media. I usually enjoy reading them (and love staying connected with her and others), but I couldn’t get past one particular quote. It was from a self-help guru who said, “There...

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Cancel Culture – the Good and the Bad

Cancel Culture – the Good and the Bad

Cancel Culture - the Good and the Bad   I don’t like what you said, so you should be fired from your job, run out town, and shamed into isolation. Cancel culture has moved us far from reasonable discussions about differing opinions. If someone doesn’t like what...

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Whatever Happened to Empathy?

Whatever Happened to Empathy?

Whatever Happened to Empathy?   I never thought of myself as especially empathetic. Yet even I am dismayed at the lack of empathy exhibited in our culture, on the news, and especially on social media. Empathy has been defined as the ability to understand and feel...

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