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Sleep on This: Come Holy Spirit

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend! Do you remember the Inauguration Day windstorm? January 20, 1993. At the time, we lived on a one-acre parcel of land with beautiful Doug Firs on the back property. By the end of the day, we had 22 fewer Doug Firs…and a slightly smaller garage on one side! If...

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Sleep on This: Mixed emotions (May 28)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend: In 586 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian army conquered the people of Israel, sacked Jerusalem, and destroyed Solomon’s beautiful temple. As was their custom, they led masses of the vanquished Jews back to Babylon where they would be held in exile and...

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Tags: prayer, sleep on this, re-opening, mixed emotions

Sleep on This: Inured (May 27)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

  Good evening, friend! I suffered a head injury in an ice-skating accident in 2003. One enduring consequence is tinnitus; a constant ringing in my ears. Actually, it’s more like white noise than ringing. The fall broke “hair cells” in my ear, resulting in this constant...

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Sleep on This: The welfare of the city (May 26)

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Good evening, friend! Cyndi and I were walking in Gig Harbor the other day, one of our favorite things to do. As we passed one of the many little shops that is shuttered, we lamented anew our concern for those business owners and, frankly, for the economic welfare of our town. It grieves us to...

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Sleep on This: Memory Day (May 25)

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 Good evening, friend! As I stirred from sleep early this Memorial Day morning, this thought popped into my mind: “How can I remember what I never knew?” On a day devoted to memories, how can I remember something I never experienced? The Old Testament is replete with verses that...

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