Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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The Best Defense is NOT a Good Offense

Thirty-five years ago, I stopped a pickpocket. It happened on Nassau Street in lower Manhattan as I watched a man match his stride with a woman in front of him. When he was close enough, he reached into her side coat pocket from behind and lifted out her wallet. She...

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Time to Clean the Filter

Been thinking about filters this week. Especially since the first of the month is when I switch out the main air conditioner filter. For the past several years, I’ve had my home’s air conditioning system serviced semi-annually. And I’m compulsive about cleaning and...

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Is Forgiving Yourself Biblical?

“I know God forgave me. I just can’t forgive myself.” Perhaps you’ve said those words. Maybe you heard someone else say them. But is forgiving yourself a biblical concept? Christians know faith in Christ as Savior and Lord provides freedom from the eternal penalty of...

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Justice, Mercy, or Both?

Look around. Listen to the politicians. Read the headlines. Talk to your neighbors and coworkers. It won’t take long before two themes emerge. Justice and mercy. But rarely do these two words occur in the same sentence, or even in the same conversation. There’s a lot...

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Faith and Consistency

Do you believe in gravity? Do you believe in electricity? Of course you do. So do I. And we prove our belief every time we take a step or turn on a light. But when it comes to biblical truth and spiritual matters, our beliefs don’t always translate into actions. And I...

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Do You Have a Fat Heart?

Fat. A word that causes more grief than the three letters deserve. For most of us, gaining weight is much easier than losing it. Those five pounds I lost from September to November? Yup, they reappeared in the three weeks leading up to Christmas. And it took until now...

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My Favorite Bible Verse…or Not

The world around us is becoming increasingly challenging. Challenging to live out our Christian faith in a morally relativistic culture.Challenging to share the joy of our faith in a world that is not only uninterested, but hostile to a biblical world view.And...

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Believing a Lie

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