Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias

No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias

No Apologies for Apologist Ravi Zacharias   My heart is aching. The world lost a gifted communicator and an intellectual giant this week. Before I delve into who that man is and why he was so amazing, allow me to explain why his death is especially personal for...

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Do You Know a Late Bloomer ?

Do You Know a Late Bloomer ?

Do You Know a Late Bloomer?   The amaryllis flower was a Christmas gift more than a year ago. Thankful that I live in Florida, I planted the bulbs outside after the blossoms died. Then I waited for one year, eager to see a repeat of the beautiful blooms the...

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Things Moms Say (aka Momisms)

Things Moms Say (aka Momisms)

Is there any role in life more under-appreciated than motherhood? I don’t think so. In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I offer you Anita Renfroe’s humorous, classic look at the things moms say, set to the tune of the William Tell Overture. Click on the word...

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Back to Normal … Or Not?

Back to Normal … Or Not?

Back to Normal ... Or Not?   For years I used to long for the day when life would “get back to normal.” But the older I grew, the more I realized that normal is an illusion. Normal is what we recall when we look back on simpler times, forgetting that even those...

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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Give Credit Where Credit is Due   History is repeating itself…again. And no, I’m not referring to the Spanish Flu of 1918 and COVID-19. I’m talking about giving credit where credit is due. On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino killed 14 people...

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Look Up or Give Up?

Look Up or Give Up?

Look Up or Give Up?   Some of us are ready to give up. Feelings of hopelessness are pervasive as we wonder how much longer this health crisis will continue. And in the face of conflicting predictions, we wonder if we’ll have the stamina to wait it out. Masks....

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When It Doesn’t Seem Like God is Good

When It Doesn’t Seem Like God is Good

When It Doesn't Seem Like God is Good   Social media often receives a bad rap for being a timewaster. But during the current viral pandemic in which many of us are feeling isolated, platforms such as Facebook provide a helpful way to stay connected. And a recent...

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The Power of One

The Power of One

Have you heard the African proverb that says: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” Or perhaps you recall the story of Mary Mallon, nicknamed Typhoid Mary. She was documented as the individual who caused the...

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COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

Our busy culture has birthed an industry of time management experts offering tools and tips to be more effective. One of the first things they advise is for clients to reject interruptions. But that’s difficult to do when our whole world has just been interrupted....

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