Posts by Penny Cooke

The Joy of Treasure Hunting

Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? For some of us, shopping is a treasure hunt, especially sale racks. Some of us love antique and second-hand stores. For some, walking the beach and finding that special shell is a treasure hunt. There are many treasures to be found in life, but the greatest treasures…

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In Honor of Memorial Day 2021

See video version of this blog here. In our nation’s young life, it has seen a lot of war – 12 if you include the current war on terror, plus many domestic and international conflicts. The number of casualties is sobering. Here are just a few of the statistics: Nearly 7,000 U.S. troops have died in…

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Easter Is Not Cancelled

Video version of blog here. In our world today, if someone doesn’t like or agree with what is said, believed or stood for, they pretend it doesn’t exist by ostracizing the person to keep them quiet. This flagrant division of our society has tried to cancel history, free speech, the police, products, and much more.…

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Are You Missing Out?

Watch/listen to video of this blog here: YouTube I hate to miss a good time, don’t you? When I was a young girl, I would sit at the top of the stairs listening to the conversation coming from the kitchen when my parents had company. Occasionally, I would hear, “Penny, get in bed!” But I…

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Who Carries You?

VIDEO VERSION OF THIS BLOG: https://youtu.be/BEgBlRviXP4   Who or what carries you when the road of life is long and hard? Perhaps you’ve heard Christians comment, “I don’t know how non-believers do life without Christ.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself, as I have. Today is one of those days. What would I do if I wasn’t…

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How Can We Pray for America?

Before many of our current events took place, I wrote, “It’s time to get back to fervent, faith-filled, fruit-bearing prayer. Our families, our country and our world are at stake.” I had no idea just how “at stake” they were going to be. I’ve since written, “We need a prayerdemic!” We are living in turbulent…

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Ten Ways to Pray for the President

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,  for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 In the verse above, we are told to pray for our…

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Our Last Minute God

Were you taught to not wait until the last minute, maybe for studying for a test, finishing a project or leaving for an appointment? Some people can’t stand the stress it will cause, while others live off the adrenaline rush they require to get things done. My husband recently asked me why I waited til…

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Peace on Earth is Not Cancelled

A wall hanging at Hobby Lobby gripped my attention last week. The round, six-inch plaque simply said, “Peace on earth.” A cynical part of me scoffed, yeah right. What peace? Is peace on earth even possible? We see anything but peace today – political unrest, rebellion against the things of God, religious liberty threatened, heightened…

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Prayer Is Not Cancelled!

It’s been a grueling year, hasn’t it? As though the virus and lockdowns weren’t enough, the presidential campaign has been just as disturbing. I know we’re all worn out. Perhaps we could use a little encouragement, and there’s no better place to find it than through prayer and God’s Word. There’s only one thing on…

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