Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
In the Time You Gave Me

In the Time You Gave Me

In the Time You Gave Me   Do you know how much time you have? Do any of us? We don’t. In the coming week, we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. But this year, on that day I will also celebrate the birthday of someone I love who is no longer here. Can I do both on...

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Has Your Heart Caught Up to Scripture?

Has Your Heart Caught Up to Scripture?

Catch Up to Scripture   A friend recently shared a tender prayer request, then closed our conversation by saying, “I just want my heart to catch up to what Scripture tells me.” Wow. That conversation occurred two months ago, but her statement has stuck with me....

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Unappreciated?

Unappreciated?

Unappreciated?   Ever feel as if you’re unappreciated? It’s happened to most of us. And during this COVID-19 pandemic it’s happening even more often. Employees are doing the work of two or three people as coworkers resign due to virus fears or are laid off due to...

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Halloween Hurdle

Halloween Hurdle

Halloween Hurdle   Have you ever watched a hurdling event in track and field sports? Participants compete by running a race that incorporates obstacles—hurdles—which the runners must clear. This time of year reminds me of hurdling events. Before I can celebrate...

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Crochet Hooks, Workmanship, and Weavers

Crochet Hooks, Workmanship, and Weavers

Crochet Hooks, Workmanship, and Weavers   I recently took up crocheting again. It’s a hobby I enjoyed for years but had set aside.  Over the years I’ve used a crochet hook to create everything from Christmas tree ornaments to my junior high school prom dress. My...

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Have To, Want To, or Get To?

Have To, Want To, or Get To?

Have To, Want To, or Get To?   Ever feel burdened with all the have-tos in your life? Many mornings I awake with my thoughts circling a list of “have-tos,” sapping my energy like water circles a drain with increasing speed until it disappears. Things to do that I...

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The Power of Prophecy

The Power of Prophecy

The Power of Prophecy   The U.S. presidential election is less than a month away. Each side is extolling the benefits of voting for their candidate and confidently predicting victory. Don’t you wish you possessed the power of prophecy to know the outcome of the...

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Do You Use Ad Hominem Arguments ?

Do You Use Ad Hominem Arguments ?

Do You Use Ad Hominem Arguments?   Unless you recently landed on earth from Mars, you know we’re at the height (depth?) of a presidential election season. The United States is a divided nation and the situation will not improve in the next five weeks. Half of the...

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Looking Good . . . Not!

Looking Good . . . Not!

Looking Good . . . Not!   What do window blinds and a cell phone have in common? I learned the answer to that question the other day when God used experiences with both to catch my attention. The first situation involved my cell phone. I charged it on Wednesday....

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