Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Should Christians Seek Good Luck?

Should Christians Seek Good Luck?

We’re into the month of St. Patrick’s Day and four-leaf clovers. The month when green milk is fun (maybe not). And the month when everyone is a wee bit Irish because we’re hoping for a bit o’ luck to rub off on us. Luck. We hope for good luck and bemoan bad luck. But...

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Get Real with God

Bible study can be encouraging…until we begin to put the people of the Bible on a pedestal. It’s so easy to think of them as almost mythical individuals. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, Peter, Paul—we read their accounts and imagine them to be...

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Does God Ever Forget?

Anyone other than me find themselves becoming a little more forgetful as they get older? It happens, doesn’t it? The same weakness we saw in our parents and grandparents (and chuckled at!) is now showing up in us. And if you haven’t experienced this yet, no worries…it...

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Are All World Religions the Same?

The beginning of a new year is often a time for introspection. A time for new year’s resolutions. Even a time to explore religion and spirituality as a way to start the new year “right.” But are all world religions the same? Some people think so. And if all religions...

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