Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

I love summer, but not so much when it gets outrageously hot. It can make me a bit grumpy, discouraged, and depressed. I liken it to winter in August. It’s cave time. I have to stay inside the air conditioning, hide, and try not to let my emotions and thoughts get to...
Emerge: Overcome Insecurity and Walk in Confidence

Emerge: Overcome Insecurity and Walk in Confidence

“You’re a girl, and you’ll never be good enough. Just accept it. Your life will never amount to anything.” Those were the words my grandmother repeatedly told my mother growing up and were echoed repeatedly by her stepfather and brothers. Was it difficult to overcome...
Parties and Conversations: Leading Others to Who Jesus Is

Parties and Conversations: Leading Others to Who Jesus Is

December are about gatherings: holiday office parties and Christmasevents make it the most wonderful time of year – sometimes.  But for all the fun and excitement, these events can also bring us together with people we may not know, or people we know well but...
LEAN ON… DON’T LEAN IN

LEAN ON… DON’T LEAN IN

My husband, Phil, and I own a media production company, Cooke Pictures, in Los Angeles,CA. We’re asked to work on many challenging media projects in countries around the world (I am actually writing this while I’m in Germany). We also speak and teach on faith, media,...