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.

The Glory of the Lord

Just finished the Book of Exodus. I am always amazed at the artisans involved in the design and manufacture of the elements of the Tabernacle. Gold filigree pounded so thin that it could be cut into threads “tightly twisted into … Continue reading

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Sanctity and Inviolability

Often during my devotions I am struck by a simple passage, seemingly out of context but dramatically revealing of the nature of God. This morning it was from Exodus 34:26b (NIV): “Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s … Continue reading

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The Balance of Leadership

Reading through Exodus with the full intent of capturing what lies hidden within the “white space” of the text, I was struck by Moses apparent and rapid transition from thanksgiving to vision just beyond the parting of the seas! In … Continue reading

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Spiritual Value & Community

I am amazed at the layered truths within the Word of God. This mysterious book is so easily read only for its ancient narrative. However, it is laden with relevant guidance for today. This morning while reading through the saga … Continue reading

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Reflections on Words from 2009

“More than 800,000 properties received foreclosure filings in the first quarter of 2009. This is the highest number in history and is likely due to many bank moratoriums coming to an end.” RealtyTrac “Maybe I’m just a little anxious given … Continue reading

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Jonah Gets a Bum Rap

I was drawn off sequence in my reading yesterday by a young pastor who spoke from the book of Jonah. His take was to challenge the church to be more inclusive, Jonah’s hesitancy. He did this in a way so … Continue reading

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What Good Would It Do

This morning is one of those days when I arise early and have little scheduled for the morning. That always makes for a more relaxed read through scriptures and reflection on what I have learned over time. I am now … Continue reading

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