Normally, this newsletter is about being Christian in really practical terms, written by an overthinker for overthinkers.

As you can tell, I haven’t written lately, as life’s comfortable rug was yanked out from under me by my husband’s unexpected death in December. My writing brain has turned to mush while I step into what’s next.

I write about seasons: This too shall pass. So I expect this season of barrenness to slip away sooner or later. It’s not like I’ve stopped thinking at all, and my collection of potential outlines is piling up.

God is still definitely God, the God I’ve practiced Him to be, tried to describe Him to be in these pages, the God of my Bible and the hymns I keep on replay. It’s just that there’s a definite disconnect I’m trying to navigate—different things are more important and less important. I want to write, but when I sit down… it just doesn’t seem to matter.

Go ahead and check out earlier posts. They’re probably a solid representation of what will resume. In the meantime,

Toward the promise,

Lana


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

When things get really, really hard, when the thief is stealing, killing and destroying, what does “Trust God” really even mean? In practical terms—doing it every day, and experiencing a real difference?

How do you do prayer so anything changes?

And how do you give it over to God and not worry?

How do you put God first or even love Him?

I don’t have all the answers I wish I did, but I have some ideas about peeling back the unhelpfulness of churchy lingo and getting to the nitty-gritty of pursuing God.

So that it’s all worth it when everything out there is going the opposite direction.

So that life is abundant.

(And what even is abundant life?)

You’re welcome to join my rambles through such thoughts.

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Toward the promise,

Lana


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