Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Five Steps to Prevent Spiritual Cannibalism

Five Steps to Prevent Spiritual Cannibalism

Five Steps to Prevent Spiritual Cannibalism   I enjoy watching nature documentaries. Videos of tender, newborn fawns wobbling on shaky legs for the first time. Penguins holding their young close to keep them warm. Kangaroos protecting their joeys in the safety of...

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The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology

The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology

The Trouble with Refrigerator Magnet Theology   How many magnets grace the front of your refrigerator? One? Five? Twelve? Refrigerator magnets can be silly, serious, or snarky. They can be cute, corny, or sometimes even classy. Refrigerator magnets have also...

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Commanded to Love Differently

Commanded to Love Differently

Commanded to Love Differently   Shouldn’t loving others be something we do because we want to? After all, if we have to be told to do it, is it really love? But Jesus did not tell His followers to love when they felt like it. He said, “A new command I give you:...

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God Doesn’t Just Love

God Doesn’t Just Love

God Doesn't Just Love   It’s February—the month of hearts and flowers…and love. Brace yourself for articles, blog posts, and memes about love. Pictures of hearts, definitions of ancient Greek words translated to our English word love, and the ever-growing list of...

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Intercessory Prayer: Why Pray for Others?

Intercessory Prayer: Why Pray for Others?

Intercessory Prayer: Why Pray for Others?   For many people, life is hard and getting harder with each new day. People are hurting, their needs are great, and they often don’t know where to turn for relief. So they ask for prayer. Lots of people needing lots of...

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How Do You Handle Interruptions?

How Do You Handle Interruptions?

How Do You Handle Interruptions?   Interruptions used to be the exception. Or at least, that’s the way it seemed. Today, not so much. Today, interruptions seem to be the rule instead of the exception. How do you handle it when your day doesn’t go as planned? I’d...

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He is Mine: Experiencing God’s Attributes

He is Mine: Experiencing God’s Attributes

He is Mine: Experiencing God’s Attributes   Our culture offers a variety of opinions as to who God is, presuming they even acknowledge the existence of God. So when you read the Bible, how do you apply the descriptions of God found on its pages? How do you...

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Embrace One Word

Embrace One Word

Embrace One Word   It’s that time again—when people resolve to improve in the face of a new year unfolding before them. Problem is, I have yet to make a New Year’s resolution and keep it for the year. Sometimes I don’t even make it to January 31. Sigh. Anyone...

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