Author: Pastor Mark Toone

Re-grets

Regret. I was thinking about the word the other day. (It’s one of the things I do…thinking about words. Kind of my thing.) “Re-gret.” “Gret” is an ancient word for “weep” or “wail.” The prefix “re” is borrowed from Latin words. It can mean “do again and again” (like re-peat) or it can mean “go […]

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Surreal!

To describe something as “surreal” is to say that it is “bizarre, fantastic, difficult to believe.” “Surreal” could certainly describe 2020, the last vestiges of which we are counting down, many of us with glee, I suspect. If a year ago you had described what we now take for granted—everyone wearing masks, professional baseball games […]

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Love endures…

I’ve walked this earth for almost 64 years. I cannot recall a year that was more incessantly irksome.  Pandemic, economic travails, political nastiness, racism, violence, wildfires, blood moons … and blood-red suns … it has felt apocalyptic.  But it has not all been bad. At least for the Toones. There have been some sweet, redemptive […]

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