Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Are You “Dating” Jesus?

Are You “Dating” Jesus?

Are You “Dating” Jesus?   Yes, dating Jesus. Dating relationships today seem to be more complicated than ever before. And it’s almost impossible for me to understand the terms used to describe dating situations without detailed explanations. But the more I learn,...

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Saturday: The Day Between

Saturday: The Day Between

Saturday: The Day Between   We know about Maundy Thursday: the day Jesus celebrated Passover and shared His last supper with His disciples. We commemorate Good Friday: a day we can call “good” because Jesus died a substitutionary death for us. And we celebrate...

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How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?

How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?

How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?   Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! The crowds cheered. They spread their cloaks on the road.  They also cut palm branches and placed them in His path as Jesus entered Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. Two...

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Just Do It . . . and More

Just Do It . . . and More

Just Do It   Thirty-four years ago, Nike launched a new advertising campaign. Adding to their already iconic swoosh logo, Nike would quickly become forever associated with “Just Do It.” As I consider the Holy Spirit’s role in my life, I can’t help but think of...

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Spiritual Junk Food

Spiritual Junk Food

Spiritual Junk Food   Not sure why, but I’ve been bingeing on junk food for the past several weeks. Which is a bit ironic, considering March is National Nutrition Month. So in honor of this month, here’s a devotion excerpted from Reflections on the Names of God:...

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Bluegrass and Jesus

Bluegrass and Jesus

Bluegrass and Jesus   I attended my first bluegrass concert last week . . . and it was not what I expected. The music was not a surprise. I’ve heard and enjoyed bluegrass before, including well-known songs such as “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “The Devil Went...

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