Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Looking for direction?

Looking for direction?

Looking for Direction?   Life in a sin-sick, broken world has always been uncertain. But lately? Lately, we’ve been experiencing uncertainty on steroids! So in the midst of such uncertainty, how do we find our way? We seek God’s direction, but recognizing the...

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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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Declutter More than Your Closet!

Declutter More than Your Closet!

Declutter More Than Your Closet!   I recently received an alert on my cell phone. Seems I had too many temp files consuming valuable space. The fix was simple: click on each app, select “storage and cache,” then select “clear cache.” Voila! Unnecessary files...

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How Do You Approach Waiting?

How Do You Approach Waiting?

How Do You Approach Waiting?   Have you ever drawn the proverbial line in the sand and said, “I’m done waiting. No more!” We wait in lines at the grocery store. We wait on hold for customer service reps to take our call. And we wait for trains and buses to take...

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The Shape of Rescue

The Shape of Rescue

The Shape of Rescue   What does rescue look like? Rescue doesn’t always appear in the form we expect. That’s because God doesn’t think as we do. He doesn’t act as we do, either. And trouble follows when I expect God to respond based on my understanding of the...

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Unappreciated?

Unappreciated?

Unappreciated?   Ever feel as if you’re unappreciated? It’s happened to most of us. And during this COVID-19 pandemic it’s happening even more often. Employees are doing the work of two or three people as coworkers resign due to virus fears or are laid off due to...

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Handling Disappointment

Handling Disappointment

Handling Disappointment   The year 2020 started with such potential. New year. New possibilities. To say it has been a disappointment is an understatement! Many of us are battered and bruised by canceled plans, health issues, financial pressures, isolation, and...

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Believing a Lie

Believing a Lie

Stories are told of children traumatized when they learn Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny are not real. But what about the lies we believe as adults? Some are obvious, some not so much. I recently read an article about a woman who watered a plant for two years before...

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Our Need to Remember

Three years ago this month, my husband receiveda diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Two years ago this month, the doctor told him his prognosis was terminal. For me, January will always be associated with these events. For better or for worse, our need to remember is...

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