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…

Easter Is Not Cancelled

By Penny Cooke | April 2, 2021

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.…

Are You Missing Out?

By Penny Cooke | March 11, 2021

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…

Who Carries You?

By Penny Cooke | February 25, 2021

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…

How Can We Pray for America?

By Penny Cooke | February 11, 2021

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…

Ten Ways to Pray for the President

By Penny Cooke | January 28, 2021

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…

Our Last Minute God

By Penny Cooke | January 12, 2021

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…

Peace on Earth is Not Cancelled

By Penny Cooke | December 16, 2020

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…

Prayer Is Not Cancelled!

By Penny Cooke | November 5, 2020

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…

Prayerdemic Prayers – His Plan Is Not Cancelled

By Penny Cooke | October 26, 2020

Albert Einstein observed, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” This epiphany can be one of life’s many rude awakenings. And it certainly seems truer than ever these days – the more the media tells us, the more we don’t know. We become more confused and less informed. All…

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