Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Walking in the Light When It’s Dark

Walking in the Light When It’s Dark

Walking in the Light When It’s Dark   Have you ever been in a situation where you were walking in a well-lit place and the lights went out? It might have been a power outage in your home. Or perhaps you were walking through a park and a dark thunderstorm suddenly...

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Spiritual Heroes and Practical Obedience

Spiritual Heroes and Practical Obedience

Spiritual Heroes and Practical Obedience   Have you heard the story about a man who escapes his boring life by fantasizing about being a hero? If you’re familiar with books and movies such as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or Don Quixote, you know what I mean....

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Are You Feeling Pressured?

Are You Feeling Pressured?

Are You Feeling Pressured?   Is anyone besides me a bit tired of hearing how pressure turns coal into diamonds? How we should welcome pressure because God uses it to refine us into “jewels”? Every time I hear this illustration, my first thought is that coal is...

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Ask and You Will Receive . . . Wisdom!

Ask and You Will Receive . . . Wisdom!

Ask and You Will Receive . . . Wisdom!   Wisdom seems to be in short supply these days, whether among political and corporate leaders or among the average people you meet on the street. People say and do things that often make us scratch our heads. He did what?...

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How Do You Handle Interruptions?

How Do You Handle Interruptions?

How Do You Handle Interruptions?   Interruptions used to be the exception. Or at least, that’s the way it seemed. Today, not so much. Today, interruptions seem to be the rule instead of the exception. How do you handle it when your day doesn’t go as planned? I’d...

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Are You Mastered or a Masterpiece?

Are You Mastered or a Masterpiece?

Are You Mastered or a Masterpiece?   Did you know my bio is recorded in the Bible? Yup! Paul described me to a T when he wrote in Romans 7:15-19, “I do not understand what I do . . . For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I...

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How Desensitized Are You?

How Desensitized Are You?

How Desensitized Are You?   As I write this, my phone is dinging. Breaking news: “At least 12 dead after massive landslide overtakes village in Ecuador.” Yesterday’s headline: “38 killed in fire in Mexico migrant detention camp.” Two days ago, breaking news...

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Called, Loved, and Kept

Called, Loved, and Kept

Called, Loved, and Kept   There’s a lot of talk in Christian circles about being “called,” and rightly so. The Bible tells us: We’re called to a holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9) Many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14) God works all things together for God...

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Life-Changing Advice

Life-Changing Advice

Life-Changing Advice   I’ll never forget Betty. Betty was an older woman I knew from church when I was a young newlywed. She was a retired nurse, married with adult children. Her father-in-law lived with them because he could no longer live independently due to...

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