Posts by Penny Cooke

Re-imagine Prayer

Here we are–already past Thanksgiving and on to Christmas (well, some of you were on to Christmas before Thanksgiving). I hope you found many blessings for which to give thanks to the Lord. One of the things I was blessed with recently is the opportunity to be interviewed on the Reimagine Network. It got me…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Just a short note to say, “Thanksgiving blessings to you!” I am so thankful for your support! You are truly a blessing to me. With so many voices out there to listen to, I am sincerely grateful you’ve chosen to be here! It is my hope to encourage you and that together we can strengthen…

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As You Prepare Your Table…

We’re coming up to Thanksgiving, and many of us will prepare our “table” for the big feast. However, I think it’s safe to say we won’t be inviting our enemies (well, maybe there’s just that one family member…). I wish I could see your fall table decorations and taste your favorite savory side dish, but…

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There is Hope with the Shepherd

Hi, Friends! Did you know the most popular Psalm in the Bible is the 23rd Psalm, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want”? Perhaps it gives people hope. Might it be your favorite too? The next in popularity (according to Google searches) are Psalms 91, 139, 27, and 121. I love that Psalm…

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What Are You Wearing?

We women often ask each other, “What are you wearing?” We spend so much time, money, and effort on what we wear. What we wear often makes us feel good about ourselves. But what does that really accomplish? Our little girls sing along with Sophia the First that they have the shoes and they have…

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What is True Freedom?

Happy Birthday, USA! We just celebrated another 4th of July – Independence Day – 246 years of freedom for the most amazing country, America! But many today believe our freedoms are in danger. Indeed, there have always been threats to this freedom. It isn’t free and it isn’t easy. We must always stand up for…

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Prayer Strategies for Busy Moms and Other News

Dear Friends, My hope and prayer is that you will be encouraged, inspired, and built up in your faith through what I share. They say we should do an occasional newsletter, so here’s what’s happening in my writing journey–all to help you find something that will encourage you and give you hope.   First, I…

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Ideas for this National Day of Prayer

Have you ever had trouble praying? Maybe you’ve felt tired of praying the same thing for a very long time like I have, or perhaps you’re not sure what or how to pray in certain situations; or you have doubts whether or not prayer works. We all have had these struggles at one time or…

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What Is Truth?

In our recent podcast, Seeds of Hope, my friend Del and I talked about the game Two Truths and a Lie. Have you played it, where you tell two things that are true and one lie about yourself, and hearers must choose which is the lie? We discussed truth on another episode as well. Pilot…

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The Power of Love

The worst had happened. I laid awake all night thinking, crying and praying. God, I never wanted this, and I certainly don’t want it for my kids. I wasn’t happy either, but I did not want to break up my family. I wanted to work on my marriage, but my husband had decided he wanted…

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