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Jay Cookingham
Attended Hard Knocks
Lived in Hyde Park, NY
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Sorry for the confusing title, hopefully I can explain why it fits. In 2013 I wrote a blog post intended to debunk the mythos of my reputation and to dispel the notion that I always have my act (what ever that is) together. It seemed that I was gaining pedestal status in some circles and I ...
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The Green Grass Ahead
“You're overwhelmed. Freeze was underwhelmed. Why isn't anyone just whelmed”? – Robin from the Young Justice TV show If my ramble is confusing, I apologize, the whelming of my heart is in full effect and it is searching desperately for the Head Shepherd’s w...
Life as pastor/shepherd/fellow follower of Christ is an emotional/relational mix of rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep (Romans 12:15). It stretches the contents of your heart daily and often “whelms” you to the tired tears of weariness as you move in as much ...
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A blog about the life of a Christian in Japan, filled with photos, devotionals, news on culture and technology from Japan
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A Light Response
49 dead, over 50 seriously wounded… the lives of friends and
family permanently altered forever. I believe we (the Christian community) needs a pause, a
moment to reflect before we post (or repost), rant or rave, change a profile
picture or otherwise commen...
I believe we (the Christian community) needs a pause, a moment to reflect before we post (or repost), rant or rave, change a profile picture or otherwise comment in the Wild West of social media. Words escape our lips, our pens; our keyboards with such force that we must remember that those ...
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I tend to feel that way, the sensation of someone relentlessly tugging at my sleeve, trying to get my attention, attempting to pull me in different direction. Sometimes it wearies me with its persistent cry for my focus, for my deep introspection to discover the cause behind such unrest in my ...
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The Uncommon Sense of Law and Disorder
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Why I’m Not (Still) Who I Am
Sorry for the confusing title, hopefully I can explain why
it fits. In 2013 I wrote a blog post intended to debunk the mythos of my
reputation and to dispel the notion that I always have my act (what ever that
is) together. It seemed that I was gaining pede...
Sorry for the confusing title, hopefully I can explain why it fits. In 2013 I wrote a blog post intended to debunk the mythos of my reputation and to dispel the notion that I always have my act (what ever that is) together. It seemed that I was gaining pedestal status in some circles and I ...
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My Prayer
My brothers and sisters, my heart is heavy with grief for yet another heartbreaking moment in our nation. I offer this simple prayer up as a cry from my own heart and urge you to offer up the same. We must cover this nation with prayer and offer up the only...
My brothers and sisters, my heart is heavy with grief for yet another heartbreaking moment in our nation. I offer this simple prayer up as a cry from my own heart and urge you to offer up the same. We must cover this nation with prayer and offer up the only hope there is... the name of Jesus.
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Drowning Man
No too long ago I read a blog post that compared sermon prep
to drowning; suggesting that only the breath of God can bring life to lungs
crushed by the weight of water (responsibility). When I read that post, I
identified with the image of a frantic man lon...
No too long ago I read a blog post that compared sermon prep to drowning; suggesting that only the breath of God can bring life to lungs crushed by the weight of water (responsibility). When I read that post, I identified with the image of a frantic man longing for rescue from his own words, ...
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One of the most crippling convictions held by believers today is the idea that everything that happens is the will of God. It is a poisonous belief that will destroy your confidence in God; you will end up believing terrible things about him. The news report about a pack of teenage boys who ...
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"No matter where you go...there you are!"
Introduction

I was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, just about 80 miles north of the Big Apple. My family and I live in Hyde Park, New York, the former home of Franklin Roosevelt, but I didn't let that stop us from living there. Seriously, it's a real nice town, rich with history. My wife Christine and I have been happily married for 33 years and have seven (yes seven) children, 5 boys and two girls. I am passionate about my relationships, with God and my family, they are the fuel for my creativity and the drive to finish strong.

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Been published in eight books!
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  • Hard Knocks
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Artist, author, speaker, pastor
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Hyde Park, NY