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.

Deep in my Bones

This morning I realized just how long it had been since I had processed my thoughts as a part of my daily devotional routine. As I read through the word annually, certain moments seem to come to life in parallel … Continue reading

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The Fourth

Today I am tempted to avoid the contemplative call that seems to be there every morning, often with a new thought that I need to struggle through. This morning was exceptionally difficult. It’s the Fourth of July, when social media … Continue reading

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Until the full number…

I have not been able to escape a thought that I have carried for some time now, as I have worked and lived with people of various faiths both within and without American Christianity. Last evening this was so affirmed … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Sage

Had to clean up the format somewhat, but this post from 2002 which I found while reviewing journal notes, is not bad stuff though somewhat under developed: On Becoming a Sage • Survival Born of flesh (entry into this world) … Continue reading

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Is the truth hidden in the white space?

I have given too much time to this thing called religion not to continue, my life so enriched by the numerous God moments enjoyed. When I share life with others, as I did a group of men on Wednesday night, … Continue reading

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Distracted

I seem to be receiving so much revelation from my Old Testament read through this year, as I intentionally use the life of Christ as a filter for the text. What I am finding is that the stories I was … Continue reading

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Liabilities and Leadership

The older I get the more fascinated I am with the dynamic of leadership. True leadership is not about the leader and yet the acts of the leader can create great liabilities for those being led; liabilities that have generational … Continue reading

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Another Joppa Moment

This a.m., as I continued my read through I Samuel, I found myself wondering as I witnessed the powerful work of God in David’s life. Here the soon to be King David struggles through the challenges of a people that … Continue reading

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Five Gold Tumors and Five Gold Rats

Up early this a.m. preparing for the day and while squeezing in my early morning readings, I couldn’t help but jot down a few thoughts on this one. I had written about a year ago, regarding what the cows knew … Continue reading

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A Love Song

Perhaps my favorite Book of the Bible is Ruth; this morning as I began for the “umpteenth” time to read it, I was stuck by the irony in the life of Naomi and the great love of her daughter-in-law, Ruth; … Continue reading

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