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.

Needy

This morning has been absolutely amazing. I arose early, though not unusual these days. However, when I walked outside to pick up the newspaper, things seemed almost primordial. It was somewhat overcast, the air filled with a fine mist but … Continue reading

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The Mystery

This morning as I read through the Book of Colossians, I was confronted with the reality of aging in Christ while within a religious body. Institutionalism is quite real, not only organizationally but individually. Being a part of a Body … Continue reading

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There is Hope!

While reading Paul’s letter to the Galatians, I find new hope for the constant struggle with my own thorn in the flesh. Hearing a well respected Paul admit to his thorn sometimes seems less than adequate given that it was perhaps more … Continue reading

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The Scapegoat

Maybe it is the Easter season that has me thinking. As a Christian, I celebrate both the Passover with the Jewish Community and the Crucifixion of Christ among Christians. Historically they both involve the need of a sacrifice to cover … Continue reading

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God will move the stone…

“Go forward today on the pathway of service, undaunted by possible future obstacles. Let your heart be cheered by the certainty that whatever difficulty you may face, God will move the stone. In today’s bright sunlight basking, Leave tomorrow’s cares … Continue reading

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That None Perish

My journey through the text of scriptures now has me in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Somehow expanding on the title beyond simply Acts, lends a more full expression of what goes on in this amazing book. … Continue reading

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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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