A Happy Ending

By Penny Cooke | February 8, 2022

As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one. If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I…

Your Resolution Solution

By Penny Cooke | January 27, 2022

I wasn’t going to talk about resolutions. Studies show about 80% of people who make them fail. I’ve been there. Have you? So why do we make them? They tend to reveal how flawed we are that we even need a resolution, and the idea that we can’t keep them further demonstrates that point. I…

Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning

By Penny Cooke | December 9, 2021

Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning There’s just something about Christmas decorations. The ambiance of stringed lights warm the heart like a flickering fire, and sparkly ribbons on packages stir anticipation and joy. Don’t we all love to drive through neighborhoods to view people’s creative light displays? We’re naturally drawn to light. It makes us…

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…

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