Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
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 jump over. This time of year reminds me of hurdling events. Before I can...

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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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How We Remember the Past Shapes Our Future

How We Remember the Past Shapes Our Future

How We Remember the Past Shapes Our Future   Remembering has been getting more difficult these days. I’m not talking about remembering where I put my car keys (on the seat of my car) or where I placed my eyeglasses (on top of my head). Rather, I’m talking about...

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Is Work a Curse or a Blessing?

Is Work a Curse or a Blessing?

Is work a curse or a blessing?   It’s all Adam and Eve’s fault. If they hadn’t sinned in the Garden, we wouldn’t be in this mess. I confess, this was my perspective for many years. And I’m not alone. A common perspective on work is that it’s punishment....

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No-Comfort Zones

No-Comfort Zones

No-Comfort Zones God and I have been having an ongoing conversation. Then again, it hasn’t been so much of a conversation as a monologue on my part. An ongoing monologue centering on my affection for comfort zones. I like being comfortable. Working with the familiar....

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