Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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The Power of Prophecy

The Power of Prophecy

The Power of Prophecy   The U.S. presidential election is less than a month away. Each side is extolling the benefits of voting for their candidate and confidently predicting victory. Don’t you wish you possessed the power of prophecy to know the outcome of the...

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No-Comfort Zones

No-Comfort Zones

No-Comfort Zones God and I have been having an ongoing conversation. Then again, it hasn’t been so much of a conversation as a monologue on my part. An ongoing monologue centering on my affection for comfort zones. I like being comfortable. Working with the familiar....

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Grace Givers

Grace Givers

Grace Givers   I’ve been thinking lately about stewardship. That’s not a word we hear very often anymore. It’s one of those words that seems to have fallen out of favor. Most people haven’t noticed. But maybe we should notice. A steward is someone who has the...

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