America, We’ve Gut A Problem! – (But There is a Remedy) (Part 3 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | February 18, 2017

“What are they doing to our foods?” my mother used to ask. She got it from her mother asking the same question, back when they first started bleaching flour. I heard it so many times growing up that when it came time to do a science project in the sixth grade, I titled it, “What…

Bless This Food to Our Body… (What’s on YOUR plate?) (Part 2 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | February 4, 2017

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 2 ESV Do you know what’s on your plate? Just what is in the food we pray for God to bless?                                             I’ll never forget the vet telling…

Don’t Give Us THIS Daily Bread! (Why I’m Bootin’ the Gluten) (Part 1 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | January 21, 2017

They say, “Be careful what you pray for.” That may be the case today when we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.”  Did you know today’s daily bread is nothing like our ancestors ate? It’s made from wheat that is not what God originally created for our sustenance. Nor was our body made…

Let Prayer Be Thy Medicine…

By Penny Cooke | January 7, 2017

It’s a new year, that time when everyone decides to get healthy, at least til their resolution fades into dissolution.   I wonder what your health goals are and what plans you have to accomplish them. Science has discovered a health plan which should precede all others, and we don’t even have to change our diet…

If Pilgims Could Talk to Us Today…

By Penny Cooke | November 19, 2016

If Pilgrims could talk to us today, what do you think they would say? With all the unrest in our nation, surely they would be deeply disheartened. They fled the very religious tyranny which threatens us again today in this country. They sacrificed all and risked their lives in order to gain civil and religious…

Let’s Pray for America – Part 4 of 4

By Penny Cooke | November 5, 2016

It’s time to turn our clocks back again.  And it’s time to vote.  I can’t help wonder what our nation will do on Tuesday, November 8 – fall back or spring forward. Surely, God already knows. He may use this new leader to bless our nation or bring judgment, as He has done so many…

Let’s Pray for America (Part 3 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | October 29, 2016

Did you ever notice how every story has a hero? It seems in every conflict, someone swoops in and saves the day. Many of these stories are fictitious, but I believe they’re based on truth. How so?  Ecclesiastes 3:11 states eternity is written on our hearts. We can accept or reject it because we have…

Let’s Pray for America (Part 2 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | October 22, 2016

 As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping the images of Baal, making Baal-berith their god. They forgot the Lord their God, who had rescued them from all their enemies surrounding them. Judges 8:33-34 NIV  Note: This is a patriotic post, not a political one. If you haven’t noticed by my blogs…

Let’s Pray for America! (Part 1 of 4)

By Penny Cooke | October 15, 2016

Note: This is not a political post, but a praying post.  Last week I wrote about Hurricane Matthew. It seems there’s been another hurricane this week, and it’s lasted all week. I must say I’m weary of it, aren’t you? People are endlessly discussing and even arguing about the candidates on social media. As my…

We Interrupt This Blog Post to Bring You the Following Emergency Announcement

By Penny Cooke | October 8, 2016

  Beeeeep…beeeeep…beeeeep… My cell phone sounded the emergency signal: “HURRICANE MATTHEW APPROACHING; SEEK SHELTER NOW!” Hurricanes are a lot of work, expense and inconvenience, and though they can be devastating, at least we have several days warning for preparations. So I spent a few days preparing for whatever fate Matthew may inflict (instead of writing…