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Sleep on This: Character (April 17)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend! How is your soul this night? We have now completed three weeks of these nightly check-ins (or pastoral tuck-ins, as one reader described this blog—I liked that!) I asked Bekah in our communications department to analyze the response to the Sleep on This nightly blog...

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Sleep on This: hupomone (April 16)

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Good evening, friend! I’ve noticed one of our hummingbirds hanging around lately.  Hummingbirds flit; darting from thing to thing, snatching quick sips of fortifying nectar.  It works for them, apparently.  But there are times when we need to loiter.  And the passage...

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Sleep on This: God the alchemist (April 15)

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Good evening, friend! Do you remember the meaning of “alchemy” from your history lessons? It was a medieval forerunner to chemistry in which the practitioner sought to turn common metals such as lead into a precious metal such as gold. Of course, it was quackery but that...

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Sleep on This: Wasting pain (April 14)

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Good evening, friend: How is your soul? Whatever its state, it cannot but have been helped by these gorgeous, gorgeous days. Drink in the beauty of God’s creation as you continue to live into this new pace of life. For me, one of the most captivating verses in the Psalms is found in Psalm...

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Sleep on This: Easter Monday and my lousy lawnmower (April 13)

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Good evening, friend! I have a lawnmower that I pretty much hate. I paid $85 to tune it up and sharpen it up. And still, after running smoothly for about fifteen minutes…enough time to do one half of my lawn…it begins to sputter and cough. (I think it has Corona for lawn...

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