Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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When in Christ . . .

When in Christ . . .

When in Christ . . .   I watched a movie the other day where the dialogue included the phrase, “When in Rome....” If you’ve never heard that before, it’s short for “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” referring to practicing the customs of the people around you....

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Bluegrass and Jesus

Bluegrass and Jesus

Bluegrass and Jesus   I attended my first bluegrass concert last week . . . and it was not what I expected. The music was not a surprise. I’ve heard and enjoyed bluegrass before, including well-known songs such as “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “The Devil Went...

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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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