Author: jon

“Try” Or “Umph”

I have been pondering on the word 'triumph.' Normally, when someone does something for the first time, success is limited, and often, they just don't do well [...]

I Needed a Break

Hi it’s me Jonathan Cook. Christmas break is flying and we only have two more days until school. We have mostly been at home and some of our missionary [...]

Pumping Iron

Dear reader the New Year is here and people are trying new things. I have never tried anything new at the New Year my whole life until this year when I told my [...]

Science Show

One of my spiritual gifts is teaching. I love to explain things to younger kids. I also love science. Lately, I’ve been attempting to combine those two [...]

Jon’s Big Decision

I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ at Bethany Camp on July 23rd. That means I’ve decided that I will do my best to do anything and everything that God asks [...]

School Surprise (God-Style)

Near the end of school, I had an unexpected thing happen. On school fun day, during the ‘fill-the-bucket-challenge’, I noticed one of my friends looked [...]

Learning a Lesson

My dad has been trying hard to help me learn to use a list to help me remember to do all the truly important things each day.  I've gotten better, but still [...]

Learning Compassion

There's this kid in school who, has a lot of trouble behaving well. One day, I wondered to myself, "I wonder what it's like to be in his shoes?"  It kind of [...]

Never Tell God What You Don’t Want to Do

My mom says, that when she was a girl, she used to hear people say that you should never tell God what you don’t want to do because that’s just what [...]