Toward the Promise

Lana Wildman
The Christian faith, but practical.
Created 02 Apr 2020
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  • Thanksgiving thoughts
    25 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    It’s the start of the holiday season, more or less, with Thanksgiving. Our trees (yes, two) have been up for a couple weeks, and more decorations will be going up this weekend. It’s not so much about ...
  • Worship in street shoes
    18 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength….You shall fear only the Lord your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name. Deut...
  • 70 x 7
    12 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Some of you lovely readers have expressed concern about what seems like instruction—in last week’s newsletter—to stay in an abusive relationship. I had considered addressing this at that point, but it...
  • Greater love and all that jazz
    04 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Greater love has no one than this, that a person will lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 What do you think of when you run across this verse? What comes into your mind? A pretty common thou...
  • How you feel about it is how you show up
    28 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Another week of plans compromised by the actual rollout. So you may preach to yourself, prompted by the following, which stood out to me at one point or another lately. Or not. No particular order. Th...
  • Confronting Christianity
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I accomplished something in the midst of this summer’s angst that was both surprising and gratifying. In thirty days, about 20 minutes at a whack, I read a somewhat stout volume of contemporary apolog...
  • Baggage and weirdness
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Is there anybody 100% satisfied with how their personal relationship with Jesus is going? And if you are completely satisfied, has it been that way from day one? Prayer, time in the Bible, serving, gi...
  • A series of updates
    07 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    John is done with the radiation and the last of the funky scabs are still peeling off his poor half-bald head. At this point, we’re assuming that the doc’s pleased confidence is still well placed and ...
  • The availability of comfort
    02 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    It feels like the world is crumbling. Which is it. But God is still on the throne. There is still wonder in the world to be enjoyed. There is still kindness to be observed in those around us. The Holy...
  • Looking up
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    To you who responded to last week’s depressing drop with love and prayers and “How can I help?” -- from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. This past issue, the pertinence of which keeps cropping up, is...
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