Author Archives: John Bost

About John Bost

John and his wife LaDonna have lived in Clemmons for over 16 years, along with one daughter, Summer Bost Jackson, who is now an Assistant Principal with the WSFC Schools. John, LaDonna and now Summer have a combined service as well, of over 60 years in public and private education. John holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Community Education & Resource Development as well as an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Leadership & Administration, all from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He served seven years on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board and is a former three term Mayor in Clemmons, NC. He has been active in various Early Childhood initiatives, the Infant Mortality Coalition, Healthy Carolinians, Assembly Terrace (HUD 202 independent living facility for seniors), Reynolda Rotary, Winston Salem First (church deacon) as well as several Community Development Corporations, to include the hugely successful Goler Depot Street CDC in the downtown of Winston-Salem. Formerly the Chair of Leadership Winston-Salem, where he now serves as a board member. John is also President and owner of Master Counsel and Associates, Inc., which offers real estate acquisition and small business development services.

Once a Teacher, Always…

Early on in my Christian experience, I found it quite easy to deliver what apparently were beneficial lessons to what used to be called adult Sunday School; my classes were at times as large as most churches. At one point, … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Evangelical

Each morning as my dear wife settles into her devotions, she all but disappears behind our bedroom door into a glorious place of rest and peace in Christ. Even our Grandpup, Coach, loves to settle in with her when present. … Continue reading

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The Ox Cart of Our Day

Those not fully aware of the story of Uzzah in the Old Testament might want to read II Samuel 6:1-11 just for context. My objective is to share a leadership principle, perhaps a spiritual AHa! for Christ-followers in our community. … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Politician

Struggling this a.m. with how much I have allowed myself to be silenced by those I love, respect and wish no harm, especially by what I might feel compelled to say or do; and yes, I am at times torn … Continue reading

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Paradox

By definition, a paradox is a statement or situation that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true. This is becoming more a daily awareness on my part as I press-on in my journey, reflecting … Continue reading

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The Door

Growing older, releasing leadership to a younger generation, even shutting down the doors long held open for investment of time and resources, provide enormous opportunities for mishap for this one whose life goal has always been to finish strong; a … Continue reading

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His Ways and Our Ways

For several weeks now I have been contemplating the moment and meaning of the Mount of Transfiguration. That may seem a little strange for the average Joe or Jill but the majority of my time is in some way spent … Continue reading

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A Christian’s Conundrum

Living in community is quite the challenge at times. I am speaking of the broader community, which I am called to influence and to serve. Yesterday was both a moment of immersion and contrast as I moved from an interfaith … Continue reading

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Professions

As I mature, I have to admit that more questions than answers arise. However, that may just mean that I continue to think, rather than to settle for the status quo religion of my parents, as so many do. Not … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Time to Live

Amid all the early morning, out of physical shape, aches and pains in this aging frame, nothing excites me more than time alone and the enormous opportunities to learn afforded those alive today. Yet, when I meet with young folk … Continue reading

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