A Mess of Stress

By Penny Cooke | October 15, 2021

Does life feel like a mess of stress lately? We’re living in a time of heightened anxiety, how do we find calm? The top five major stressors of life – death, divorce, moving, illness and job loss – have come together to create the perfect storm. Even the lesser anxieties have blown in to join the…

Do You Need Hope?

By Penny Cooke | October 8, 2021

Dear Friends, Do you need hope? We seem to be living in a soap opera these days, don’t we? Is there any hope? And if so, how can we have it when things look so hopeless? Where do we find hope? My author friend Del Bates and I give some insight on our radio show…

False Impressions and the Proverbs 31 Woman

By Penny Cooke | September 9, 2021

Did you ever have an impression of someone you later found out was all wrong? Have you ever met someone you felt a little intimidated by but as you got to know them better you really liked them, maybe even became close friends? Most of us sort of roll our eyes and feel intimidated by…

The Lord’s Prayer for America

By Penny Cooke | September 2, 2021

One day, Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). He then taught them what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Yet people today still wonder how to pray, even though the Lord’s Prayer has been recited for centuries. Could we have missed something? Did Jesus really mean for us to recite this…

Do You Need a Praycation?

By Penny Cooke | August 26, 2021

Do You Need a Praycation? Who doesn’t need a reprieve from all the news lately? Who would not like to run away and stick their head in the sand right about now? I admit, I can get quite caught up in it all. I research everything, and it can be a bit disturbing as I…

Urgent Prayer Request

By Penny Cooke | August 5, 2021

Video version of this blog here. Dear Friends, I am coming to you with an urgent prayer request. Would you pray for my friend who is very sick with cancer, and recently it has become much more aggressive. She is in intensive care and they are not offering much hope. She is a very special…

Is America Terminal?

By Penny Cooke | July 20, 2021

Is America terminal or is there still hope? If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know my heart is passionate about the state of our country and world. A friend sent me a short video that sums up my thoughts, so for my blog and video this time, I’d like to share…

Shielded

By Penny Cooke | June 24, 2021

Video version of this blog here. Our grandkids’ recent squirt gun competition in our pool quickly turned into a water bucket battle. They ditched the squirt guns and began throwing pails of water at each other, all in fun. They played two against one – ten-year-old Jayden against five-year-olds Carson and Maya. I guess they…

The Joy of Treasure Hunting

By Penny Cooke | June 10, 2021

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…

In Honor of Memorial Day 2021

By Penny Cooke | May 27, 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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