Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Just Do It . . . and More

Just Do It . . . and More

Just Do It   Thirty-four years ago, Nike launched a new advertising campaign. Adding to their already iconic swoosh logo, Nike would quickly become forever associated with “Just Do It.” As I consider the Holy Spirit’s role in my life, I can’t help but think of...

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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?   I can be such a hypocrite. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude from someone you know? Annoying, isn’t it? But if I’m honest, there have been times when I’ve responded in a...

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Trusting God When It Seems Impossible

Trusting God When It Seems Impossible

Trusting God When It Seems Impossible   Earlier this month I recorded a guest appearance for a podcast that aired today. And on the day it aired, a friend happened to call me with a question regarding the same Bible passage the podcast focused on. Hmmm . . . the...

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Chosen Reflections: Provision

Chosen Reflections: Provision

(This is the third in a series of blog posts inspired by The Chosen, a multi-season series about the life of Jesus and His followers. Each post will highlight a quote sourced from Season 1. For the first two posts, see Chosen...

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Apparent Contradictions

Apparent Contradictions

Apparent Contradictions   Have you noticed how often God appears to be a God of apparent contradictions? Think about it . . . He is Yahweh, the God of the universe who is the self-sufficient “I AM” (Genesis 3:14).  Yet He revealed this name to Moses for the...

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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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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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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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