Tia Glenn-Cooke

Tia originally hails from a small town in Northern Ontario where she lived with her big, hilarious family. She studied Christianity & Culture at TWU and is proud to be both Christian AND cultured. She loves to get creative in the kitchen, play guitar, recover from various weird surgeries, and make people laugh.

Articles by Tia Glenn-Cooke

“Evangelism is not my job.”

I am unabashedly extroverted. I enjoy the company of my peers, and really need it to recharge if I’ve been cooped up by myself for too long. An interest in theology and apologetics means that evangelism (at least in an academic sense) has always been a passion of mine and consequently it has come quite […] Read More >

A Seat at the Family Table

There’s something about fall that brings people together. Maybe the cooler weather makes us desperate for warmth, maybe it’s the history of the harvest and people working together to prepare for the winter ahead, or maybe it’s as simple as needing 16 people to finish that Costco-sized pumpkin pie! At least for my family, autumn […] Read More >

Advent: The Candle of Joy

Share this Devo on Facebook and Twitter: Unwrap joy this Christmas like Mary did! http://thelife.com/DailyDevotions/advent-the-candle-of-joy #LifeDevo “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for […] Read More >

Caught in the Headlights

Learn more about becoming a mentor here. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 As Christians we talk a lot about how much Jesus loves us. And He does! […] Read More >

Christmas: Why We Do What We Do

We celebrate Christmas because about 2013 years ago, God sent His Son to earth to save us. A lot has changed since that day when it comes to the way we celebrate! Many of us celebrate Christmas by bringing evergreen trees into our living room and hanging oversized socks by the fireplace. We encourage our […] Read More >

Danny and Annie’s Love Story

“I could write on and on about her…. In my mind, in my heart, there has never been, there is not now, and never will be, another Annie.” If you’re anything like me, walking through the grocery store checkout can be depressing. It seems like every day some artist I look up to (or at […] Read More >

Divine Temptations

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 We know precious little about most of Jesus’ life pre-ministry, but we know for sure that the Son of God prepared in part by being baptized, and then following the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to fast and pray. […] Read More >

Don’t Guard Your Heart

Stop guarding your heart. Maybe this seems counterintuitive. “Guard your heart” is an expression thrown around a lot, especially in Christian circles, and it’s commonly taken to extremes. It’s supposed to encourage you to be modest, to protect yourself, to keep the bad guys out of your head and heart. But there’s a danger when you […] Read More >

Empathy Matters

Video provided by The RSA Empathy fuels connection, sympathy drives disconnection. For many people, the first reaction when we hear that someone is going through a tough time is to cheer them up or start by using those dreaded words: at least. We’re trying to make it better, but that approach can actually make things worse. Rarely […] Read More >

Even the Young Will Fall

Look beyond the façade. Where does your help come from? http://thelife.com/dailydevotions/even-the-young-will-fall #LifeDevo If you know someone who is hurting, you can direct him or her to a mentor here. “Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they […] Read More >