Random Catch Up


DSC03886 Sorry for the lapse between posts…and sorry for not visiting your blogs lately my fellow bloggers. I’m not even sure if I’m in the mood to write this post (or perhaps the right mood). So, I figured I throw some random thoughts down to update my faithful readers (both of you) on what’s happening.

Huntington2011 129 New Beckyism alert…

Overheard as my nine-year old daughter was trying to explain something to her older sister Sarah.

"I'm just moving the truth around a bit." Becky Cookingham

Powerful quote time

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” C.S. Lewis

I’ve hinted at the struggle my family is going through  (What Am I Doing Here?) but we have been hit with another difficult challenge. My father-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun chemo treatments this past week. James Breden is a strong 77 year old and we trust that God will sustain him through this.
We’re all learning (in new ways) that peace can not be found apart from the Lord and that is a good thing.

Contract Smack Down


I tweeted recently (almost two weeks ago) about a book contract that I had been offered for my book RETOOLED…good news right? Well, long story short…I turned it down…yep, turned down what I have been dreaming about for years. It was disappointing and I will probably blog about it soon but I had a huge check in my spirit to not accept it…more to come.

My Prayer and  Scripture Blessings

prayer bar"For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him"  Matthew 6 :8

I pray that no matter where you are today you would believe, know and feel the awesome love of the Father. That every decision, every relational interaction, every thought would be washed by His love first.

I pray that your steps would be secure and bold, your prayers directed and full of faith and your joy be outrageously abundant.

May the Shalom of Christ comfort any sorrow or doubt, and may the overwhelming, extravagant love of God drive fear from you.

This I pray in Jesus name for you...and me. Amen.

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S Etole said…
It's good to have you back ... amen to your prayer  .... for all of us.
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Susan....bless you!
Glynn Young said…
We've missed you, Jay. And I know you made a good decision about the contract.
jasonS said…
That's quite a round-up there, Jay. You have definitely been missed, but we understand too. Praying for you, your family, and your father-in-law. He is the Keeper and Sustainer, a very present help in times of trouble. We'll stand with you. 

Thank you too for not accepting anything less than God's best--gives great encouragement to the rest of us. Blessings, my friend.
bill (cycleguy) said…
I echo the ones before me Jay.  It is good to hear from you.  Now...do some counting.  There are now 4 commenters.  That is more than your 2.  LOL.  Praying for you and will continue my friend.
Jay Cookingham said…
I guess I'll have to edit my post or I can tell everybody my readership has doubled! LOL!
Bless you my friend, I appreciated the kind words and prayers!
Jay Cookingham said…
Sorry it just a headline type of post bro' but it was all I had energy for last night. Our God is good and is holding us tight through this. Thanks bro' for the support and encouragement!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Glynn...it was an humbling experience (contract) and one I'm sure I'll learn from. Appreciate the kindness dude!
Dustin said…
We're here for you Jay. Nice to "see" you again!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Dustin! Hope all is well with ya!
Cindy Holman said…
Praying for you and your family - and I know there must be a good reason to turn down a book deal.  No worries - we've got your back :)
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Cindy, I so appreciate that! Bless you!
Tony Alicea said…
Thanks for the update, Jay! I'm glad to hear you haven't disappeared into the vortex of the Interwebs.

I'm sorry to hear that you had to turn down the book contract but if you felt that check, you made the right decision. I know God will open up a better door and it will be perfect for you!
Jay Cookingham said…
I hate those stupid vortexes! I appreciate your support Tony, bless ya bro'

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