3 Steps to Peace in the Frenzy

By Penny Cooke | March 3, 2018

In honor of Dr. Billy Graham… In interviews*, Billy Graham, the greatest, most respected evangelist of our time, has said if he had it to do over again, he would study the Bible and pray more. He would travel less and take fewer speaking engagements. “I’d spend more time in meditation and prayer,” he said. …

Five Tips for Distracted Prayer

By Penny Cooke | February 17, 2018

My friend texted the other day, “Wanna come over and pray together?”  I wasn’t sure what was going on, but whatever it was, I’m always glad to pray with someone and believe God is able (Ephesians 3:20). But she explained there wasn’t anything particular, she was just feeling distracted and finding it hard to focus…

Five Tips for Distracted Prayer

By Penny Cooke | February 17, 2018

My friend texted the other day, “Wanna come over and pray together?”  I wasn’t sure what was going on, but whatever it was, I’m always glad to pray with someone and believe God is able (Ephesians 3:20). But she explained there wasn’t anything particular, she was just feeling distracted and finding it hard to focus…

What Are Your Thoughts About Faith and Prayer?

By Penny Cooke | January 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,  Did you know studies show that less than half of Christians pray each morning, and about 25% of those don’t believe all their prayers are answered? And only about 18% of Christians are committed to reading and studying the Bible. This makes me curious…  What do you think about prayer? Do you pray?…

What Are Your Thoughts About Faith and Prayer?

By Penny Cooke | January 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,  Did you know studies show that less than half of Christians pray each morning, and about 25% of those don’t believe all their prayers are answered? And only about 18% of Christians are committed to reading and studying the Bible. This makes me curious…  What do you think about prayer? Do you pray?…

I’m Beating the Clock!

By Penny Cooke | November 15, 2017

Have you ever played “Beat the Clock?” It’s when you try to perform certain tasks before the time runs out. My life seems to be one long monotonous contest of playing that game lately.  I wish I could play stop the clock instead so I can catch my breath and catch up. They say if…

Just Show Me the Way to the Lazy River!

By Penny Cooke | September 23, 2017

Do you like amusement parks?  I thought they were fun as a kid, but not so much as an adult. Hot, crowded, lines, lost. Bumpy, twisty, whip-you-around, stomach-in-your-throat nausea. You hold on for dear life to the stranger next to you who’s just as freaked out as you are. You get off the rides with…

Have You Ever Been Eclipsed?

By Penny Cooke | August 26, 2017

They say life is what happens when you’re making other plans. I’ve found that to be true, as I’m sure you have. It seems every time I plan to do or attend something, it gets eclipsed. I’ve been eclipsed a lot in the last few months by life events which blocked my plans and darkened…

Thank God it’s Good Friday

By Penny Cooke | April 14, 2017

There’s some dispute over who first coined the phrase that gave us the acronym TGIF (it wasn’t the restaurant chain, who only borrowed the phrase), but I find it interesting it stands for, “Thank God It’s Friday” in a world where anything about God is scorned. I guess they can skip right over the word…

12 Tips to Afford Organic Foods (Part 4 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | March 15, 2017

    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV Do you eat to be healthy, or just full? Do…