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.

Perhaps An Unveiling is Occurring?

I was awakened early this morning with a joyous awareness of God’s presence, his love and His authority over this tiny globe. I felt compelled to write what was in my aging heart. This week has been quite amazing both … Continue reading

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Keep Your Fork

This a.m. I put a new piece of adhesive tape on an old friend. Inside her cover is a note: “By 73-74 Student Council, North Davidson Jr. High.” This old Scofield version of the Bible has been a lifelong companion. … Continue reading

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The Law of Christ

I seem so easily thrilled of late by the revelation that falls so easily from the pages of scripture. How have I missed this Nectar of The God for so many years? Actually I have been reading for forty years, … Continue reading

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Pain and Perfume

I seem to be living in an amazing window in my life, a time when I am connected as never before in so many arenas, be that within the Institutional Church, community politics or the marketplace; and yet, my perspective … Continue reading

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Broken

I continue my read through Ezekiel, now describing the loss of his wife as a requirement of God. As the writer, R.C Sproul states below, “the covenant community’s refusal to believe that the Lord would let Jerusalem fall was a … Continue reading

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Listening For Love

The last few days have been marvelous, as I have spent time with old friends and made several new. The older I get and the more challenging the times, the more I listen for love. This morning as I prayed, … Continue reading

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“When I became a man…”

First Corinthians 13 has always held a place in my heart, since first listening to these lovely words on a Bill Gaither recording, given to us by a believer early on in our experience with God. Our first few days … Continue reading

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