Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Chosen Reflections: Temporary or Eternal?

Chosen Reflections: Temporary or Eternal?

Chosen Reflections: Is Life Temporary or Eternal?   They say it’s a cop-out. Avoiding responsibility and evading the hard questions. Is this what you’re told when you share the reality that this world is not our home? Or maybe it’s what you think when a follower...

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Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty   Benjamin Franklin may not have originated the phrase, but he is well known for observing, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It’s ironic that living with uncertainty is one of the few certainties...

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One Word: From Wait to Present

One Word: From Wait to Present

One Word: From Wait to Present   Time for my new 2023 “one word.” For 2022, my “one word” was wait, something I’ve never done well. So it did not surprise me when God gave me that word. For the past several years, my focus word has not been something easy to live...

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Adapt or Transform?

Adapt or Transform?

Adapt or Transform?   I've heard it said that when you move from a cold climate to a warm one, your blood “thins.” After the recent cold snap, I can attest to the fact that fifty degrees in New York feels warm, but after more than twenty years in south Florida,...

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Three Ministries of the Holy Spirit

Three Ministries of the Holy Spirit

Three Ministries of the Holy Spirit   Navigating this crazy world as a follower of Christ is becoming more and more difficult. And these days, I need all the help I can get. The Bible has a lot to say about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a...

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Advent: Prince of Peace

Advent: Prince of Peace

Advent: Prince of Peace   Four weeks of Advent – four names of the Christ-child from the prophet Isaiah. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,...

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Advent: The Everlasting Father

Advent: The Everlasting Father

Advent: The Everlasting Father   Father. A title that may evoke joy or sadness, blame or gratitude, depending on your personal experience. One thing it does not evoke is indifference. Four weeks of Advent—four names of the Christ-child from the prophet Isaiah....

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Advent: Mighty God

Advent: Mighty God

Advent: Mighty God   Soft, adorable bundles of joy. Who doesn’t love sweet little babies? Vulnerable, helpless, and defenseless. They bring out the best in us, don’t they? Our instinct is to cuddle and protect them. To keep them safe and give them everything they...

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Advent: Wonderful Counselor

Advent: Wonderful Counselor

Advent: Wonderful Counselor   Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Since most of my friends know this, they either feed my passion or tease me about it. Either way, I relish the four weeks of Advent as a time of joyful expectation as I count down the...

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Culture Wars?

Culture Wars?

Culture Wars?   Another Election Day has passed. And I keep hearing about the “culture war” we must engage in. Which makes me wonder, are we fighting a culture war? Maybe the better question is, should we be fighting a culture war? Many Christians today believe...

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