Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day   World Kindness Day is November 13 this year. And that makes me a bit sad. Not because kindness makes me sad, but because we’ve reached the point where a day dedicated to kindness is even needed. Kindness has become the exception rather than...

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Are You Rearranging the Darkness?

Are You Rearranging the Darkness?

Are You Rearranging the Darkness?   “Spring ahead, fall back.” Repeating this phrase is the only way I can remember which way to change the clocks each spring and fall. This year, Daylight Saving Time (DST) began on March 13 and will end on November 6, 2022. In a...

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Costume or Uniform?

Costume or Uniform?

Costume or Uniform?   October brings a season of costumes. Choices that are inappropriate for the remaining eleven months of the year are strangely acceptable this month. People wear costumes to make a statement, entertain, or celebrate Halloween. A costume is...

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How Big is Your God?

How Big is Your God?

How Big is Your God?                                               My God isn’t big enough. Of course, I never actually said those words. Good Christians don’t say things like that. My God isn’t big enough. Yet that was the message communicated through my worry,...

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7 Practices to Persevere in Volunteer Ministry

7 Practices to Persevere in Volunteer Ministry

7 Practices to Persevere in Volunteer Ministry   Several weeks ago I wrote a blog post about quiet quitting. But sometimes there’s nothing quiet about our urge to quit. Admit it. Sometimes you feel like shouting it from the highest rooftop…or the closest podium....

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Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

Chosen Reflections: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?   Was Jesus simply a good teacher? A wise man? Some say that’s all He was. Did Jesus search the Scriptures and then manipulate events to con people into thinking He fulfilled the prophecies? Some say that’s what He did....

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God is Personal !

God is Personal !

God is Personal !   Forty-five years ago, a phrase entered our collective frame of reference. Regardless of your age or economic or religious background, almost all of us can identify the source of the quote, “May the Force be with you.” Star Wars isn’t just a...

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