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 Three Josephs

I continue to be amazed at the mysterious story lines found within the scriptures. These centuries long, scarlet threads seem necessary to backfill God’s character. Perhaps also, to contrast the lives of those religious who profess to represent the Divine … Continue reading

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Another King Story

“Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied.” Matthew 27:11 These last few hours have been telling as to the state of … Continue reading

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A few Politicians and some Pieces of Silver

This morning as I continue to work through the final hours of Jesus’ life, perhaps revealing the worst of people and politics, I am taken again by the actions of Judas, my unfortunate similarities and the predictable response of the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Easter

I will never cease to be amazed at the extent to which well-meaning people will go to justify their agendas. I do not remove myself from that lot, for we are all sinners, “apt to wander, oft to stray.” It’s … Continue reading

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Strange Birds

This morning I realized how privileged I was to have some modicum of appreciation for the contemplative; some small quantity of awareness of the reality of the Spirit. Respectfully, I seem to have more than just some inherited belief system … Continue reading

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Press On!

This morning seems another amazing example of how the Lord can order one’s steps, when time alone with the Spirit is sorely needed. Scheduled for an in home mechanical installation, I had left the morning open, only to have that … Continue reading

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Revelation

I actually attended two church services today in two different churches. I had for some time promised to drop by a pastor friend’s new church. Though my promise was two years old, this morning after first service in my own … Continue reading

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