Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Find and Do the Next Right Thing

Find and Do the Next Right Thing

  Find and Do the Next Right Thing   I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Peter. Peter: the impulsive, well-meaning disciple who wanted to do the right thing. Unfortunately, his propensity for putting his foot in his mouth often got in the way. I know...

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No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias

No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias

No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias   My heart is aching. The world lost a gifted communicator and an intellectual giant this week. Before I delve into who that man is and why he was so amazing, allow me to explain why his death is especially personal for...

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Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation

Do you remember the song, Jesus Loves the Little Children, written by C. Herbert Woolston? Even if you don’t know all the stanzas, you probably remember the refrain: Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, All...

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Allow Children to Be Children

It seems children’s entertainment is becoming darker. Movies and video games seem to be pushing children to embrace adult situations. And it's all in the name of being resourceful—of not needing adults (especially parents) to help them solve their problems. On the...

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