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 my experiences. This applies to writing as well as everything else in life.
So with that, here are eight writing lessons I’ve learned the hard way:
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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.
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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 attributes rather than particular dates, so you can begin your reading any day of the year.
The strength and focus of Daily Reflections on the Names of God lies in its author’s deep knowledge of His Word. Pennington opens our eyes to God’s names and essential qualities by putting them into language we can understand and sharing insights that bring them life. Each devotional ends with questions and challenges that allow the reader to move from understanding to application.
Would you like a theology course in a personal, practical package indwelt by the heart and Spirit of God? Spend a year with Daily Reflections on the Names of God and watch how He changes your life.
Reviewer Marti Pieper‘s passion to read, write, and pray makes her life an adventure. A prayer project led her to help Brent and Deanna Higgins tell their son’s compelling story. I Would Die for You: One Student’s Story of Passion, Service, and Faith (Revell, 2008) became a YA bestseller and missions classic.
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
One year from now, will you be able to say that you
know God better than you did before? Revitalize your devotional life
with an intimate journey through the names of God.
So come, settle down with this book, and know God more fully. The next 366 days will pass quickly—make each one count!
About the Author:
Ava Pennington is a writer, Bible teacher, and speaker. Her newest book, Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional,
is endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precept Ministries International.
She is a passionate speaker, engaging audiences with relevant,
enjoyable presentations. For more information, visit www.AvaWrites.com