Rev. Marq Toombs
These sermons were preached over a period of thirteen years (2006-2019). In retrospect, they shaped the story of the congregation I pastored through a variety of changes.
“I [preached] almost all of it
in the deepest hope and conviction --
sifting my thoughts and choosing my words.
Trying to say what was true.
And I’ll tell you frankly, that was wonderful.
I’m grateful for all those dark years,
even though in retrospect
they seem like a long bitter prayer
that was answered finally.”
To misquote Pastor Ames from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson