Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Be the Change the World Needs

Be the Change the World Needs

  Be the Change   Our world is changing at breakneck speed. And most, if not all of us, have been affected in ways large and small. Isolation due to a pandemic. Raw emotions in response to the ugliness of racism. Predictions of murder hornets, cicada...

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Ugly, Horrific, Colorblind Sin

Ugly, Horrific, Colorblind Sin

Colorblind sin   Sin is ugly. Horrific. Heartbreaking. And colorblind. It’s not white. It’s not black. The murder of George Floyd by an abusive authority figure is sin. Ugly, gruesome sin. The perpetrator—as well as those who stood by and watched—must be charged,...

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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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Back to Normal … Or Not?

Back to Normal … Or Not?

Back to Normal ... Or Not?   For years I used to long for the day when life would “get back to normal.” But the older I grew, the more I realized that normal is an illusion. Normal is what we recall when we look back on simpler times, forgetting that even those...

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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Give Credit Where Credit is Due   History is repeating itself…again. And no, I’m not referring to the Spanish Flu of 1918 and COVID-19. I’m talking about giving credit where credit is due. On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino killed 14 people...

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Look Up or Give Up?

Look Up or Give Up?

Look Up or Give Up?   Some of us are ready to give up. Feelings of hopelessness are pervasive as we wonder how much longer this health crisis will continue. And in the face of conflicting predictions, we wonder if we’ll have the stamina to wait it out. Masks....

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When It Doesn’t Seem Like God is Good

When It Doesn’t Seem Like God is Good

When It Doesn't Seem Like God is Good   Social media often receives a bad rap for being a timewaster. But during the current viral pandemic in which many of us are feeling isolated, platforms such as Facebook provide a helpful way to stay connected. And a recent...

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The Power of One

The Power of One

Have you heard the African proverb that says: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” Or perhaps you recall the story of Mary Mallon, nicknamed Typhoid Mary. She was documented as the individual who caused the...

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COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

Our busy culture has birthed an industry of time management experts offering tools and tips to be more effective. One of the first things they advise is for clients to reject interruptions. But that’s difficult to do when our whole world has just been interrupted....

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