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.

It’s a Beautiful Morning

That title was a bit of a stretch for me this a.m., but I always attempt to capture a title as a means of focusing my thoughts, given that the purpose of this blog is to “think out loud.” If … Continue reading

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Strips of Linen

I cannot get away from my growing intrigue with scripture. You would think after 42 years, one would grow weary of the same words. I have never experienced a book for which more than two reads made sense! Yet, here … Continue reading

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Bible Basics

This morning was one of those times when I felt more nostalgia than revelation, yet seemed encouraged to write. As I continued my read through the Gospel of John, now in chapter 19, I was amazed by the detail surrounding … Continue reading

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Absurdity

“On that day you will realize that I am in the Father and you are in me, and I am in you.” –Jesus (John14:20 NIV). I could not help but sense how absurd that statement should sound to anyone unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Prophet or Prodigal

Reading through the New Testament, internalizing the possibilities of one becoming like Jesus, which is no less than the Pauline Epistles state as possible, I must say is troubling. Like the songwriter, I am: “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel … Continue reading

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The Baby and the Wash

I am always amazed at the diverse opinion and the easily aroused passion among those in the Christian faith, particularly when it comes to the Canon of scriptures. “A biblical canon, or canon of scripture, is a list of books … Continue reading

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A Reality Check

Every once and a while a sanity check needs to occur in any leader’s head. Leadership is actually to a large degree conflict management, for if leadership assumes forward movement, and movement involves change, then conflict and at times even … Continue reading

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