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Pastor Tom Sims
Clovis, California
Pastor-Coach-Encourager-Writer-Friend
Interests: Faith, Mission, Health, Networking, People-Building, Community Transformation, Life
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How dare I ask for such mercy? How dare I be so audacious as to suggest that I be spared? How dare I come as an errant child to a forgiving dad? How dare He so graciously lavish mercy upon... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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"Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah" - Psalm 9:20 (ESV) Money, pleasure, and power are what nations suppose they possess and they are intoxicated by the vapors that emanate from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
Lately, I've been signing up for things - mostly free, but not always. You have to sign up first; then you can sign-in whenever you like. I have noticed that if I don't sign-in for a while, I sometimes have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
We've all lost some things and we've lost them while there was beauty all around, but beauty can come out of it if we choose. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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God of all that is without Whom there is not, God of all that was, without who nothing has been, God of all that can be and should be and might be, God of all that shall be. God of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
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It is a big IF. I have heard the first part of this often quoted, but It is not an open ended question. It is answered in the next sentence. The statement cries out for context and the context is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at The Dream Factory
It was a comedy yesterday - or at least a moment of comic relief in the midst of a very serious day. The summation of the story is that I accumulated some bruises. How I got them is the rest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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There are several bald spots on my metaphorical head from metaphysical head scratching. Mind baffles have frequently made me drowsy to the point of stupor. Not everything adds up because, to embrace everything, one must also embrace unknowns and unknowns... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Dream Factory
And it has made all the difference ... Certainly and absolutely, one of my favorite poems since youth, my musical knowledge was deficit in not knowing that one of my favorite choral composers, Randall Thompson, had created a musical setting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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If you live in this world, you have a calling - to find some way to function with the other people who live in this world. The challenge is that some of them - God bless them - are never... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Dream Factory
“Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.” – Psalm 33:3 There are three things that God reminds us of today that He would like for us to offer Him in worship. The first is newness.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at The Dream Factory
There is no tangibility without vulnerability. That is the down side of incarnation. The message must be delivered to tangible thinkers in flesh as embodied truth. The upside is that vulnerability invites tangibility like no other force. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Where are you going? We ask ourselves. We ask the same of Jesus. Shall we skip the road with Him, dare ourselves, and walk with pebbles in our shoes? Call the pebble, "dare." How about it? What is the new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at The Dream Factory
We have raised a generation on "reality" TV who believe that it somehow, actually represents reality. Some, young and old, have bought the notion that meanness, pettiness, ruthlessness, narcissism, lack of civility, and vindictiveness are norms for human communities to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Jean Colombe (1430-1493) Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at The Dream Factory
We get angry and then we get to choose what will become of our anger. Will we let God shape it into a force of loving defiance of the evil? Will we let it reinforce our courage and resolve? Will we let it be for good or will we allow it to create more evil. Our choice. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at The Dream Factory