Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Intentional Rest

Intentional Rest

Intentional Rest   Back in May, I had high hopes and great plans for my summer break. No, not to travel to distant shores. Instead, my goal was to reduce my to-be-read pile of books while sitting by the pool working on my tan. In other words, to be intentional...

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How F.A.T. Are You?

How F.A.T. Are You?

How FAT Are You?   Weight has been a sensitive subject for me. I’ve been trying to lose the same twenty pounds for umpteen years. But that’s not what I’m referring to when I ask if you are FAT. FAT is an acronym for Faithful, Available, and Teachable. And in this...

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The People of Christmas: The Outsiders

The People of Christmas: The Outsiders

The People of Christmas: The Outsiders   Filthy. Smelly. Not fit for decent society. Outsiders. Otherwise known as shepherds. Shepherds fulfilled an important need in ancient Israel. They watched over the flocks—flocks that provided food for the nation’s physical...

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Chosen Reflections: Are You a Student?

Chosen Reflections: Are You a Student?

Are You a Student?   When we hear the word student, we naturally think of children in school. And the opposite of a student is often thought to be a teacher. But is that accurate? Because the best teachers I’ve known never stopped learning. They never stopped...

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Chosen Reflections: Follow the Leader

Chosen Reflections: Follow the Leader

Chosen Reflections: Follow the Leader   Did you play "Follow the Leader" when you were a kid? Children line up behind one person. As he or she leads the line, the followers have to do everything the leader does and go wherever the leader goes. Those who fail to...

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National I Am in Control Day

National I Am in Control Day

National I Am in Control Day   Church tradition commemorates the Thursday before Easter as “Maundy Thursday”—the day of Jesus’ last supper with His disciples. It was the evening before His crucifixion, when He spent time in the Garden of Gethsemane with His...

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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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Source of Peace

Source of Peace

Source of Peace   There have been many times in my life when I wished I had more peace. Ever felt that way…like you know God gives you peace, but sometimes you just don’t have enough? And in these days of COVID-19 fears, it seems as if our sense of peace is under...

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In the Time You Gave Me

In the Time You Gave Me

In the Time You Gave Me   Do you know how much time you have? Do any of us? We don’t. In the coming week, we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. But this year, on that day I will also celebrate the birthday of someone I love who is no longer here. Can I do both on...

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