Welcome to my Author’s Website. As a child, and through my early adult life, I possessed a profound shyness that kept me from freely sharing in many group conversations. Because of this tendency, I became great at listening, but avoided most situations that required me to hone my skills of being a conversationalist. I loved to listen in on conversations, but I seldom shared any thoughts. This gift of listening created an ability to ponder and reflect on topics, leading to my own, thoughtfully derived conclusions. In order to have a voice and to share my unique considerations, I began to write. Writing became the means to share contemplations from the deepest recesses of my soul. My inspiration for writing flows from the well-spring of life experience and the faith that has carried me through it all. I write in order to share the hope, grace and mercy God has for His creation. It is Jesus Christ to whom all credit flows.
Feel free to share any of the works contained on this site with family and friends. However, please provide adequate notation for anything you share. It is my desire that through this material you might catch a glimpse of the One known as Jesus. May He fill your heart with peace! Bless you with His grace! Cover you with His mercy! And anoint you with His joy as you rest in the hope and assurance that God loves you beyond measure!
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
God Bless! Lanny
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Angels Among Us!
One of the greatest miracles of my life happened during a blizzard in 1982 when I met my guardian angel driving a snow plow. It was Christmas Eve and we headed out to my parent’s house thirteen miles away. The snow was already a foot deep and within minutes of driving, the storm intensified. Less than a mile from our destination the roads were blocked by three foot drifts and there were no alternate routes. Finally a snow plow arrived to open the road, but within minutes, the plow slid into a ditch. We were stranded in a deadly storm and so I began to pray...
For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 NKJV
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Back in the day when I was teaching high school, I heard this phrase a lot. Especially after report cards had been sent home. This quaint little idiom was always thrown out in the midst of many an interaction with a student as they pled their case for a better grade. From the hallowed hallways of the little high school where I spent nearly three decades of my adult life, I learned the true definition and application behind the phrase, "C'mon Man!" Now that this small idiom has taken center stage on the presidential debate platform, I felt the need to share insight into the true intent and definition of this trivial, rhetorical expression.
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"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep."
John 10:11-13 NIV
I’ve had conversations with a multitude of individuals who were offended and completely turned off by certain components of the church or they had a bad experience with someone in the church that happened years earlier. Just recently I heard a message by Andy Stanley regarding this troubling reality found within much of the modern church. In his message he shared a scripture which brought extreme, clarity to this issue for me. It is heart wrenching to realize that too many church bodies have inflicted great harm on way too many individuals who sought inspiration, encouragement and support from a local fellowship.
Have you ever experienced anything like this? Maybe you know somebody that feels this way.
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A Biblical Perspective
The Mystery of Zion Series
Excerpts from the Mystery of Zion – Israel and the Last Days
by Lanny K. Cook, PhD Copyright © 2017
Part One - A Plan, a People and a Purpose
Part Two - The Mystery of Covenant
Part Three - The Mystery of the Kingdom
Part Four - Israel's Final Days - A Timeline
Part Five - An Everlasting Covenant
Part Six - The Mystery Unveiled
Chart - Israel's Timeline
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