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God’s Unchanging Nature

By Ava Pennington   Benjamin Franklin suggested the only things certain in life are death and taxes. But even beyond these, there is one indisputable certainty we can always count on: the unchanging nature of God. Change is a natural part of our lives. People are supposed to change—to adapt, grow, become better. Those who […]

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Lessons from an Unlikely Source

By Ava Pennington   Christians are to be light in a dark world. Salt in a corrupt society. In the world, but not of the world. Our culture has much to learn about the one true God and what it means to belong to him. It seems almost sacrilegious to think the world has something […]

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Life-Giving Compassion

By Ava Pennington   The Christian community has taken a stand on the issue of abortion. To end a pregnancy is to end a life. Not potential life, but life. We object to abortion. We work to change civil laws that violate God’s moral law. We fight for the plight of the unborn. The world […]

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First Day of School

By Ava Pennington   “I don’t want to go.” Nan pursed her lips in a pout. “You’ll have a good time.”  “Do I have to?” She looked at me with pleading eyes. I sighed. “Just try it.” It was a classic “first day of school” conversation—an annual ritual for parents and children all over the […]

Hallowed Be Your Name

By Ava Pennington   ‘I am the Lord, that is my name’ (Isaiah 42:8).   Do you like your name? Does it fit you? Is it a name you would choose for yourself?  Names in the Bible often reflected the character of their owners. God revealed many names for himself throughout Scripture, but when asked, […]