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How would you like to hear from Ray Charles’ daughter?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Sheila Raye Charles rocked the house! Monday night, the daughter of the legendary singer Ray Charles, had them on the edge of their seats. She spoke and sang at the Purdy Prison as part of our Celebrate Recovery Team. She shared a story of terrible physical and sexual abuse, a twenty year...

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It Was Almost Too Much

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I’ve been carrying it around for three days, now. A printout, 23 pages long, single-spaced. A running list of what I asked from you in an e mail last Monday. I asked you to share your deepest experience of loss, and it unleashed a torrent! Death, disease, abortion, desertion, divorce...

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Easter Week

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Easter egg hunt signs are all over town. Isn’t it delightful to see scores of children spread out all over the parks with their little baskets, excited to find each and every colored egg? Toddlers and young ones alike bending low, looking high, searching until every last one is found. In...

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Tags: easter, maundy thursday, cross, restlessness

Jekyll or Hyde?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

One of my favorite moments on our tours to Israel is when we drive to the top of the Mt. of Olives and let the people out to gasp at the view of old Jerusalem below them.  After taking a hundred pictures and the obligatory camel ride, we begin our walk down the steep hillside, recreating...

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Tags: jekyll, hyde, gethsemane, mt. of olives, palm sunday

What Does This Say About Us?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Dr. Luke wrote the book of Acts to describe the birth and growth of the Christian Church. Early on, in chapter 2, this is his summary comment about the early Christians: "Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the...

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Tags: favor, other, community, jubilee

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