Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
How Do You Wait?

How Do You Wait?

How Do You Wait?   Everyone is waiting for something. It might be for a person, an event, a fulfilled goal, or an item they hope will make them happy. Waiting can also be negative, such as anticipating bad news. Regardless of what you’re waiting for, maybe the...

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The Privileges of a Prayer Reset

The Privileges of a Prayer Reset

The Privileges of a Prayer Reset   Resets. We reset the alarm clock once we’re awake. And we reset the microwave after the aroma of popcorn permeates our house or office. We employ resets in dozens of ways every day, often without giving them a conscious thought....

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How Would You Describe Your Life?

How Would You Describe Your Life?

How Would You Describe Life?   Advice and quotes about life abound, some serious, some humorous, and more than a few infused with sarcasm. I recently saw the new Downton Abbey movie. As much as I enjoy the Downton Abbey franchise, it’s not my usual go-to source...

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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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5 Steps to Reject Rejection

5 Steps to Reject Rejection

5 Steps to Reject Rejection   Rejection is ugly. It’s also an equal opportunity emotion. It latches on to grade-school children and haunts CEOs. It incapacitates actors and hinders artists and authors. And in today’s cancel culture, no one is immune to its...

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Feeding Hope

Feeding Hope

Feeding Hope   I welcomed the end of the dry season as the rains started up again. Not yet with the regularity of the full-blown rainy season, but we can tell it’s coming. And not a moment too soon. My garden was wilting. But my schedule caused me to put watering...

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The Christian Walk

The Christian Walk

The Christian Walk   Have you ever walked with small children? Hand in hand, they keep up with you by taking two or three steps for each one of yours. Experts say walking is the simplest and best way to get healthy and stay healthy. It’s easy on the knees, does...

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The Secret to True Success

The Secret to True Success

The Secret to True Success   ’Tis the season of graduations…and graduation speeches. And almost every speech will encourage the graduates in their pursuit of success. A recent search for the word “success” in the Amazon books category yielded more than 60,000...

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Waiting Fruitfully

Waiting Fruitfully

Waiting Fruitfully   We’re a third of the way through 2022. A third of the way through my year of waiting. Each year I choose one word to influence my focus. Or, more accurately, a word is made clear to me. And this year my word is wait. I’ve said it before, more...

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Auditing Christianity

Auditing Christianity

Auditing Christianity   As the traditional school year winds down, the next month or two will find most students studying for finals. Without passing a final exam, they might be in danger of failing the class. However some students won’t have that concern. They...

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