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Sleep on This: The Thin Blue Line (June 8)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend: I know, I know…I said last Friday’s Sleep on This reflection would be the last for a while. I lied. I have one more thing I need to say. Many years ago, I was returning home from a particularly boring committee meeting, tooling along in the fast lane on...

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Sleep on This: Shaking in front of the microwave

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Good evening, friend! Most mornings I start my day scrambling two eggs in the microwave. It only takes 55 seconds and produces a surprisingly yummy…and quick…protein shot. But if you decide to try it, be forewarned: it must be carefully monitored lest you blow the whole thing all...

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Sleep on This: Color blind? Yuck.

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend! A year ago, Cyndi and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. One of our anticipated adventures was a drive up Mauna Kea for world-class star-gazing. We parked in one of the lots and walked up a nearby peak to join others in waiting for...

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Sleep on This: Where do we even start? (June 3)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend: If you had told me two weeks ago that the COVID crisis would soon disappear from the headlines, replaced by something even more virulent and devastating, I wouldn’t have believed you. But as I write this, nearly every major city in America has been and is being...

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Sleep on This: The pillaging of hope (June 2)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend! As I have shared over the last two nights, the horrific murder of George Floyd has jolted me into a deep, personal review of my own attitudes towards race relations in this country. Like many of you, I have been largely shielded from racial strife. Growing up in Yakima, we...

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Tags: hope, race, sleep on this, george floyd, pillaging

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