Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
The Loss of My Spiritual Father

The Loss of My Spiritual Father

The Loss of My Spiritual Father   I wonder, back in New Testament times, how Timothy felt when he heard the news of the apostle Paul’s death? Did he mourn his own loss and the loss of countless others? Or did he rejoice that his spiritual father and mentor now...

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Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back   Remember the account of Lot’s wife in the book of Genesis? Lot and his family were escaping the town of Sodom when she looked back on her home town with longing (Gen. 19). As bad as it was, Sodom still represented the only life she knew. The...

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Perception of Christianity in One Word

Perception of Christianity in One Word

Perception of Christianity in One Word   This is the time of year when “one-word” posts begin appearing. You may be familiar with them—you may even select one word for yourself as a focus for the new year. It’s something I began doing a few years ago. But this...

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Christmas Love

Christmas Love

All You Need is Christmas Love   In 1967, the Beatles had a hit with their song, “All You Need is Love.” That song became a theme for the 60s and 70s. Love is all the world needed to solve its problems, or so the song claimed. About that time another refrain...

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Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy   How joyful are you feeling right now? Yes, joyful. Are you rejoicing in everything about the Christmas season? No? Not so happy about the COVID-19 restrictions, the extra traffic on the road, the additional expenses resulting in more month left at...

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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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Christmas Hope

Christmas Hope

Christmas Hope   If there’s one thing in short supply these days, it’s hope. Politicians promise, then fail to deliver on their promises. Family members make commitments, then disappoint us. The resurgence of the pandemic has us wondering if we’ll ever see...

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Inspirational Thanksgiving Gratitude Quotes

Inspirational Thanksgiving Gratitude Quotes

Inspirational Thanksgiving Gratitude Quotes   Celebrate Thanksgiving beyond Thanksgiving Day with this collection of my favorite gratitude quotes! Which one is your favorite?   "We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent...

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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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Has Your Heart Caught Up to Scripture?

Has Your Heart Caught Up to Scripture?

Catch Up to Scripture   A friend recently shared a tender prayer request, then closed our conversation by saying, “I just want my heart to catch up to what Scripture tells me.” Wow. That conversation occurred two months ago, but her statement has stuck with me....

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