Book Review: Reflections on the Names of God: 180 Devotions to Know God More Fully

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Reflections on the Names of God: 180 Devotions to Know God More Fully Every name God calls Himself and every name His people have called Him holds clues to who He is, how He relates to His children, and the promises He has made—and kept. This devotional offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately by exploring His names and attributes. Perfect for both new Christians and longtime believers, these life-changing devotions will help you discover something new about who God is, who you are, and how you relate to others.  …

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Eight Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

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Hi! Ava Pennington writing from sunny Florida, where autumn means a high of only 80 degrees! School has now been in session for a month or two. This means that all across the country, children are facing the same question that has been asked for generations: “What did you learn today?” To my mother’s utter frustration, as a child I’d often answer her question with a blank stare and a mumbled, “I don’t know,” or even worse, “Nothing.” Sorry Mom! Many years later (yes, it took me a while!), I realized I’m wasting my time if I don’t learn from…

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Best Laid Plans

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Greetings from Ava Pennington in sunny Florida! Conventional wisdom tells us that to be successful we should become adept at planning. Good planning helps us manage resources and minimize unexpected challenges. But life doesn’t always work out as we planned. 

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Review: Daily Reflections on the Names of God by Ava Pennington

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Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional (Revell) by Ava Pennington Review by Marti Pieper Would you like to spend a year getting to know God in a deeper, more intimate way? Would you like to spend time acquainting yourself with the details of His character and meditating on how they affect your life? Would you like to immerse yourself in Him? If these questions intrigue you, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Ava Pennington’s recent release, Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional (Revell). The author organizes her work around God’s character and…

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Daily Reflections on the Names of God by Ava Pennington

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Every name God calls Himself and every name His people called Him holds clues to who He is, how He relates to His children, and the promises He has made – and kept. Daily Reflections on the Names of God offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately by exploring 122 of His names and attributes. Using three individual devotions for each name, you will discover something new about who God is, who you are, and how you relate to others. One year from now, will you be able to say that…

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Why?

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Greetings from Ava Pennington in sunny Florida. I’ve always been a curious person, and today I’d like to start with a question or two… Why do we write? Why do we market our books?

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Hard Sell

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Hello from Ava Pennington, CAN Secretary. I’m enjoying the fall weather in south Florida, which, of course, for us, just means temperatures in the high 80s instead of the low 90s! I’m sure I’m not the only person to see subject lines like these in my email inbox: Check this out! Sale! New discounts! New Prices! Get it now! Order now!  

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Excellence in Writing

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Hello from sunny Florida! Ava Pennington, CAN Secretary here, desperately hoping the calendar is wrong and summer is not almost over!  🙂 In my previous career as a human resources executive, one of my areas of responsibility was the management of our quality control programs. Phrases such as “Quality First,” “Do it right the first time,” and  “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking” (Henry Ford), pervaded our corporate culture. But corporate America did not invent the concept of working with excellence. God has always required excellence from His people. First Corinthians 10:31 tells us, “Whatever you…

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ICRS is Over…Now What?

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Hello from sunny Florida! Ava Pennington, CAN Secretary here, trying to get organized after a hectic week. The 2012 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) is over. Three jam-packed days of everything related to Christian publishing. Hundreds of booths filled with books, gift items, cards, church supplies, home decor, toys—even a “Jesus Toast Toaster,” (the less said about that one, the better!) But why did I go? I didn’t carve three days out of my schedule—four, if you count the AWSA Banquet—to window-shop  in a mega-Christian version of Walmart.

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Is It Raining At Your House?

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Hi, all! Ava Pennington here from not-so-sunny Florida. As I write this, it’s raining. At least my lawn and flowerbeds are happy. Is it raining where you are? I don’t mean the weather. Is it raining on your writing?  

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