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.

You Will Be There

It seems that writing is becoming the natural response to my ever lengthening ritual of morning devotions. I can hardly awake early enough to get it all in. I trust that it is not just a factor of aging and … Continue reading

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A Friend of God

This morning my family and a back yard full of friends prepare to celebrate the first year of John Luther’s life. He was actually born the morning of August 28th. My strong willed daughter perhaps holding out so that her … Continue reading

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Oh, The Donkeys We Ride!

“The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the … Continue reading

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Learning from a Child

Sitting here in the dark with John Luther on my shoulder.  He is teething and with temperature, so I have the pleasure of his company today. He is resting quietly on my shoulder as I write, but with some need … Continue reading

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Progressive Revelation

Whether anything will ever come of my writing is becoming less and less significant. The conviction of my heart rather, did I honestly share my own thoughts or did I like so many, merely comply with the thinking of others? … Continue reading

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“The Family of the Unsandaled”

The above language from Deuteronomy 25:10 stood out this a.m. in my annual read through scripture. Whether such a linear devotional practice has paid off for me stands to be determined. Yet after 40 years, it seems that my greatest … Continue reading

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An Interfaith Experience

Saturday was quite the day for me, given my tendency to be overly concerned with what folk think of me. I awoke early to the criticism of my “Correspondent of the Week” article posted in the Journal West on July … Continue reading

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