How intimate is your relationship with God? How intimate do you want it to be? I’ve always heard that if we want to increase our intimacy with God, we must be intentional about spending time with Him: have a regular time of prayer, read the Bible, obey His Word, and fellowship with His people. So… Continue reading Increasing Intimacy with God by Ava Pennington
Category: Heart Issues
The God Who Sees Christmas Grinches
I clearly remember the Christmas when I was broken. When I felt like heaven was closed and there was no way God was thinking of me. It was the same Christmas that Jesus put me back together again and reminded me that He sees me. He sees you. Always. I was 21, in college, and… Continue reading The God Who Sees Christmas Grinches
Craving True Significance
I’ve always wanted to excel at something. When I was younger, it was dancing, sports, or teaching. Now, I aim to be a well-known writer and speaker. Today’s my birthday. I’m *ahem* years old. Let’s just say I have more life behind than in front of me. So, I’m reflecting on my goals, purpose, and… Continue reading Craving True Significance
How did Jesus handle a “Cancel Culture” Attitude?
I discovered first-hand that, in this world, we tend to “cancel” people much too quickly. I had just given my testimony to my Foundations seminary class. I was terrified to share because it was raw and pretty messy. It was my first time to tell my painful story and it was to a room full… Continue reading How did Jesus handle a “Cancel Culture” Attitude?
Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens
Alligators brushed against my unprotected legs as I stood quivering in the murky, moonlit bayou water. My three bosses--all Jennifer Aniston clones--required me to catch a gator with my bare hands before I could join them in the boat. Then they tossed my bathroom scale in the water. “We need to know your weight before… Continue reading Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens