Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
The People of Christmas: The Trusting

The People of Christmas: The Trusting

The People of Christmas: The Trusting   I trust gravity will keep my feet anchored to the floor when I get out of bed. I trust the light will turn on when I flip the electric switch. I trust the sun will rise tomorrow morning. There is a slight chance that one or...

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Thankful Despite . . .?

Thankful Despite . . .?

Thankful Despite?   It’s a tough world out there . . . and getting tougher every day. Christians beheaded in Nigeria. Imprisoned in China. Murdered in Afghanistan. And for decades, fellow believers in the United States shook their heads in horror, prayed for...

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National Absurdity Day

National Absurdity Day

National Absurdity Day   Happy National Absurdity Day! Yes, National Absurdity Day really is a thing, celebrated annually on November 20. According to NationalDayCalendar.com, “this day was created . . . to recall and note some of the entirely off the wall and...

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Is There Really Such a Thing as Time Management?

Is There Really Such a Thing as Time Management?

Is There Really Such a Thing as Time Management?   With the end of another annual Daylight Savings Time (DST) coming this weekend, I’ve been thinking about the fleeting nature of time. I frequently talk about my need for better time management skills. Can you...

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I Don’t Want To!

I Don’t Want To!

I Don’t Want To . . .   The one word you never have to teach a toddler is “no.” And the one phrase you don’t have to teach them is “I don’t want to.” Problem is, once these words leave our lips the first time, they continue to flow naturally for the rest of our...

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Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?   I’ve been thinking lately about fences, walls, and guardrails, and the way we can view each one. A quote from a television program recently caught my attention, not because it was so good, which it was, but because it is so foreign...

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The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?   Almost no one dances the Limbo anymore. But in life? These days life is feeling more and more like a giant limbo dance. Limbo dancing enjoyed popularity sixty years ago. Dancers attempted to pass under a horizontal bar...

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An Anole Named Ava

An Anole Named Ava

An Anole Named Ava   Anyone who has lived in Florida or anywhere else in the southeast region of the United States has come across an anole. You might have called them lizards, but the accurate name for these diminutive, fast-moving little buggers is anole. They...

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A Favorite Bible Verse I Don’t Always Love

A Favorite Bible Verse I Don’t Always Love

A Favorite Bible Verse I Don't Always Love   The world around us is becoming increasingly challenging. Challenging to live out our Christian faith in a morally relativistic culture. Challenging to share the joy of our faith in a society that is not just...

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