Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Are You and I an Odious Odor or Fragrant Aroma?

Are You and I an Odious Odor or Fragrant Aroma?

Odor or Aroma?   My backyard finally smells good again. For the past two months, an odd odor has emanated from three trees and lingered all around the outside of my house. Others across south Florida have described the smell as a musky combination of sweet...

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Beyond the Calling

Beyond the Calling

Beyond the Calling   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 for...

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Do You Know a Late Bloomer ?

Do You Know a Late Bloomer ?

Do You Know a Late Bloomer?   The amaryllis flower was a Christmas gift more than a year ago. Thankful that I live in Florida, I planted the bulbs outside after the blossoms died. Then I waited for one year, eager to see a repeat of the beautiful blooms the...

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Why Me? Why Not Me?

Living in Florida, I recently engaged in a stressful dance with Hurricane Dorian. For those who haven’t been following the vagaries of tropical weather, Dorian crossed the Atlantic as a tropical storm that grew into a Category 5 hurricane. With a peak wind speed of...

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Is Peace with the World a Reasonable Goal?

By now you may have heard about Christian celebrities who have either renounced their faith or are in the process of losing their faith. The most recent celebrity to do so is Marty Sampson, a lyricist long associated with Hillsong and whose songs many of us have sung...

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Anniversaries of Grief and a Year of Firsts

Image by Manie Van der Hoven from Pixabay Anniversaries are usually celebrated. They often mark days we want to remember. Days of joy that make us thankful. Birthdays. Wedding anniversaries. Adoption days. But we mark some anniversaries reluctantly. Wishing the day...

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How Well Are You Known?

Twenty years ago, I moved from New York City to a much smaller city in Florida. More of a small town, actually. I welcomed the fresh air, the slower pace, and the improved quality of life. But I also needed to make some adjustments… About a week after our move, after...

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Spiritual, Religious, or Christian?

Is being spiritual the same as being religious? And are either of those the same as being a Christian? A recent Barna Group study, revealed that despite a growing indifference among millennials, they have an openness to different forms of faith-sharing. The Barna...

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Where Do You Belong?

I’ve had some unexpected—and unwanted—visitors this past week. The first occurred when I let the dogs out one evening for their final outing. A tree frog took the opportunity to hop into the house. Let's just say he was not easy to catch. Of course, attempting to...

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