Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
God Knows Your Name

God Knows Your Name

God Knows Your Name   Have you ever felt the urge to hide? Maybe you messed up so badly that you didn’t want anyone to know. Or you were so beaten down emotionally that you felt worthless. All you wanted was anonymity—to find a place where no one knew who you...

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The Parable of the Donuts

The Parable of the Donuts

The Parable of the Donuts   Today’s blog post is a bit different from most of my posts. This parable has been around for a while, although the author is unknown. I cry every time I read it. It’s a little longer than usual, but I pray this will touch your heart...

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Are You Praying and Living TALL?

Are You Praying and Living TALL?

Are You Praying and Living TALL?   I didn’t understand her comment. Our team had met for a working dinner meeting. We shared a meal and completed the planning portion of the session, and now the five of us sat around the dining room table sharing prayer requests....

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Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?

Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?

Is Your Purpose Out of Balance?    I love my phone. Well, maybe not love. But I’m very attached. Except these days I may have to come up with a new name for this device.   My mobile device used to be a phone—just a phone. Then it became a phone with a camera. No...

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Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee

Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee

Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee   Have you ever looked up to a pastor or teacher, wishing you could be as good a Christian as they appeared to be? Perhaps you are the one whom others admire, hoping to be more like you in their Christian walk. In Jesus’s day,...

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Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome   Have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome occurs when people see you as a success, but what they don’t know is that you feel like a fraud. You may be doubting your abilities. Or that concerned people will think...

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Identity: Who Are You?

Identity: Who Are You?

Identity: Who Are You?   Identity is a hot topic these days. Who are you? More and more people answer this question according to who they want to be or who they feel like at the moment. But identity isn’t about who we want to be, it’s about who we are. Even more...

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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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Is God Your Co-pilot?

Is God Your Co-pilot?

Is God Your Co-pilot?   You may have seen the classic bumper sticker announcing, “God is my co-pilot!” When it comes to bumper sticker theology, that doesn’t sound half bad, does it? But bumper sticker theology is not always reliable. If I’m honest, “God is my...

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Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?   Is Christianity irrelevant? If you’re a Bible-believing follower of Christ, you’ve already answered this question with an emphatic “No!” If you’re not a Christian, or if you identify as a Christian because you attend church on...

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