Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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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Quiet Quitting Christianity

Quiet Quitting Christianity

Quiet Quitting Christianity   If you spend any time on the internet, you’ve probably heard about “quiet quitters.” This is a relatively new term describing a very old practice. Quiet quitters do the bare minimum on their job. Just enough to get by, but not an...

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Waiting Joyfully

Waiting Joyfully

Waiting Joyfully   “Wait” is my one-word for 2022. I confess, for most of this year I have not been waiting well. I’ve wanted to wait better. Really. But an examination of why I haven’t been waiting well yielded the realization that my focus was on the wrong...

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Three Steps to Look Up

Three Steps to Look Up

Three Steps to Look Up!   “Look where you’re going!” My mother’s words echo in my memory. I had my share of scraped knees as a child, often because I did not look where I was going. “Look where you’re going” is good advice. Whether hiking through a forest or...

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Is God Your Co-pilot?

Is God Your Co-pilot?

Is God Your Co-pilot?   You may have seen the classic bumper sticker announcing, “God is my co-pilot!” When it comes to bumper sticker theology, that doesn’t sound half bad, does it? But bumper sticker theology is not always reliable. If I’m honest, “God is my...

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Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?

Is Christianity Irrelevant?   Is Christianity irrelevant? If you’re a Bible-believing follower of Christ, you’ve already answered this question with an emphatic “No!” If you’re not a Christian, or if you identify as a Christian because you attend church on...

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Overcomer or Overwhelmed?

Overcomer or Overwhelmed?

Overcomer or Overwhelmed?   This has not been an easy week. An anniversary of loss I’d rather not remember, yet it’s impossible to forget. A reminder of my husband’s greatest season of victory in the face of what the world would call a season of deepest defeat....

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Telling God What to Do

Telling God What to Do

Telling God What to Do   Is it biblical to tell God what to do? I used to think the answer was an unequivocal “No!” But that was before I read Psalm 119. Psalm 119 focuses on the benefits of God’s law. The psalmist uses a variety of words to refer to the law of...

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Intentional Rest

Intentional Rest

Intentional Rest   Back in May, I had high hopes and great plans for my summer break. No, not to travel to distant shores. Instead, my goal was to reduce my to-be-read pile of books while sitting by the pool working on my tan. In other words, to be intentional...

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