Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?

Fences, Walls, or Guardrails?   I’ve been thinking lately about fences, walls, and guardrails, and the way we can view each one. A quote from a television program recently caught my attention, not because it was so good, which it was, but because it is so foreign...

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The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?

The Limbo Dance of Life: Bend or Break?   Almost no one dances the Limbo anymore. But in life? These days life is feeling more and more like a giant limbo dance. Limbo dancing enjoyed popularity sixty years ago. Dancers attempted to pass under a horizontal bar...

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An Anole Named Ava

An Anole Named Ava

An Anole Named Ava   Anyone who has lived in Florida or anywhere else in the southeast region of the United States has come across an anole. You might have called them lizards, but the accurate name for these diminutive, fast-moving little buggers is anole. They...

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A Favorite Bible Verse I Don’t Always Love

A Favorite Bible Verse I Don’t Always Love

A Favorite Bible Verse I Don't Always Love   The world around us is becoming increasingly challenging. Challenging to live out our Christian faith in a morally relativistic culture. Challenging to share the joy of our faith in a society that is not just...

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Psalms: A Book of the Heart

Psalms: A Book of the Heart

Psalms: A Book of the Heart   I have more questions than answers these days. The world is making less sense to me as the days pass. People are more divided and angrier than ever before. Common sense seems to have been abandoned. Civil discourse has disappeared....

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Looking for direction?

Looking for direction?

Looking for Direction?   Life in a sin-sick, broken world has always been uncertain. But lately? Lately, we’ve been experiencing uncertainty on steroids! So in the midst of such uncertainty, how do we find our way? We seek God’s direction, but recognizing the...

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Waiting in the Shadow of Tragedy

Waiting in the Shadow of Tragedy

Waiting in the Shadow of Tragedy   Confession time: I don’t wait well. I’m impatient for good times to arrive. And I chafe under the burden of suffering while waiting for it to end. I’m guessing I have lots of company. Waiting is difficult. It’s hard enough when...

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Worn Out or Persevering?

Worn Out or Persevering?

Worn Out or Persevering?   Are you worn out? I am. I’m worn out after a nonstop flood of bad news. A pandemic that won’t leave. The death of people I love. Natural disasters such as the Cat 4 hurricane that hit New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane...

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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?   I can be such a hypocrite. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude from someone you know? Annoying, isn’t it? But if I’m honest, there have been times when I’ve responded in a...

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Declutter More than Your Closet!

Declutter More than Your Closet!

Declutter More Than Your Closet!   I recently received an alert on my cell phone. Seems I had too many temp files consuming valuable space. The fix was simple: click on each app, select “storage and cache,” then select “clear cache.” Voila! Unnecessary files...

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