P.R.A.Y.E.R. – Proactively Pursue Prayer

By Penny Cooke | July 23, 2016

Is it hard for you to find the time to pray?  Most people today are really busy with jobs, church, families and all the things that go with them.  It can be especially hard for moms of young children. Many have BMS — Busy Mom Syndrome. No such thing as TGIF — no weekends off…

Prayer Works

By Penny Cooke | July 16, 2016

 …pray continually…1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV I am passionate about prayer. I’ve prayed some pretty big prayers and seen God do miraculous things, so I know prayer works. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some so-called unanswered prayers that have rocked my faith. And I’ve struggled to find the time and will to do it,…

Don’t Lose Your Footing

By Penny Cooke | June 25, 2016

As I walked the beach recently, I spotted a lone flip flop on the shore complete with seaweed and shells stuck to it. The Lord spoke to my heart, “Yeah, that’s you. You’ve lost your footing.”      I had been tired and feeling the need to press the pause button on my life. My obvious…

Pursuing P.R.A.Y.E.R

By Penny Cooke | January 11, 2016

This blog on the P.R.A.Y.E.R acrostic has been updated and posted on July 23, 2016. Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your interest, comments and shares. God bless. Taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the [wo]man who takes refuge in him!   Psalm 34:8

Christmas Traditions – What’s It All Mean?

By Penny Cooke | December 23, 2015

Several years ago, my friend Karen gave me a gift that has certainly kept on giving. It was a box full of Christmas items with descriptions attached to each – things we decorate with and their meanings. I have recreated /rewritten that gift and given it many times over the years, and this year, I’d…

Just Checking In

By Penny Cooke | March 19, 2015

Hello! Just checking in because though I haven’t blogged in a while, I have, however, been enjoying writing for an on-line women’s magazine called, Blessed Living Women’s E-Magazine. It’s free and you can check it out at www.blwemag.com. It’s got lots of inspirational articles as well as recipes, etc.–just like other magazines but without the…

An Easter Invitation

By Penny Cooke | March 29, 2013

An Easter InvitationTo:  You From:  The Lord Jesus Christ                             What:  His Mercy When:  Easter Morning RSVP:  ASAP “Come running, come running to the Mercy Seat…where Jesus is calling…He said His grace would cover you….”  I woke up about 4:30 one morning recently with this song in my head (link at end of blog).  Wow, what…

“Jesus Missing – Please Return”

By Penny Cooke | December 27, 2012

“Jesus Missing – Please Return!” I was walking our dog as I approached my neighbor’s house and saw a sign by her beautiful manger she puts out every year. It said, “Baby Jesus missing – please return.” I couldn’t help but think, yeah, he’s missing alright!  Sadly, He’s missing from more than just her manger scene.…

We Need Each Other!

By Penny Cooke | October 27, 2012

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  And let us not neglect meeting together, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.  Heb. 10:24-25 They say that women need other women.  Why do you suppose that is?  You may…

Time’s Been Redeemed

By Penny Cooke | June 30, 2012

For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.  Luke 6:38b As I did my Bible study this morning and wrote in my journal, I was nudged by the Holy Spirit to write my thoughts not just for myself, but for other women. It’s not the first time I felt this…