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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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What we believe does not alter reality. What we refuse to believe does not nullify it. The current flows with overwhelming and sometimes invisible force in whatever direction it will.Will it will sweep me away or will I flow with it for the ride of my life. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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His ignition switch for God-consciousness was shooting out some sparks, but the conflict within him always kept the engine from turning over. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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Here is a typical, unspoken, but real prayer: "Sorry God, I can't go there with you because it is outside of my neat little theological box of definitions and beyond my limited understanding of who You are." Theology is a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
Our Father in Heaven, God of the Universe, I begin this day in a state of seeking, hungry, thirsty, lowly and lifted. I come as a man washed and yet, desiring to enter the depths of the river and flow... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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It was a summer day in 2013. I walked into a room of 8-10 young people and was stunned by the silence. They were sitting together and not saying a word, a room full of people with a common goal... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Do you feel you are out of options? Are you empty, drained, and devoid of strength. Has your inspiration fizzled, your motivation taken a vacation? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We must abandon, once and for all, our score-book, time-sheet mentality with regard to Christian service. Service is all about the One we serve and not about getting our just deserts. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We are not shaped into who we must be and we cannot be shaped, by our reactions to culture. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
There are three positive choices put forth by the singer of songs that have the capacity to negate negative choices. We can make choices in each of these areas. When anger arises, we can refrain from it. Namely, we can... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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The Triumph of Mordechai - Pieter Lastman (1583–1633) God is not a mean spirited comic who laughs or delights in anyone's destruction. Yet, God sees the humor in man's pride and sense of indestructibility. God is our model for a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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"A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not sufficient." - Purported epitaph on the tomb of Alexander the Great It is uncanny how one's world can shrink from the spacious opulence we consider our birthright to the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Somewhere, a talented artist dies. A voice is silenced ... This is tragedy. Somewhere, a fanatic (Pick any perversion of ideology or religion) claims necessity of violence for his own purposes ... This is travesty. Somewhere, an accident claims the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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The best kept secret in the world is the Law of Grace. I was reminded of this today and have updated it a tiny bit. Grace is just about the most powerful force in the universe. We are saved by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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I contend that there are Five Reasons You Should Visit a Toastmasters Club Next Week. You are invited to visit: Federal Toastmasters in Fresno on Fridays at Noon at the University of Phoenix, 45 River Part Place West, Third Floor, Room 307. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
We dream; we grow; We move; we flow; We laugh; we glow. While here below, We live in anticipation Of pomp and circumstance And graduation. We are matriculated in the school of life Articulated by toil and tears and strife.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We stagger through life encumbered by the pressures of everyday problems and phantom concerns. We are sensitive to slightest slight and the subtlest gesture. We are quick to take offense and slow to receive healing when offended, much less to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
"Death spoke to my friend.. Hope beckoned and he responded. Now the only silence Is the emptiness Where he is not." - Tom Sims Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Urgency is a poor substitute for priority. When we establish an understanding of what is truly important based upon God’s abiding principles and mission, we need to stick with it. The reality is that the moment we prioritize our ministries,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at The Dream Factory
“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.” – Psalm 36:9 One of the first lighthouses ever built, certainly one of the most famous, was the Lighthouse of Alexandria in 280 BC. Situated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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A Way without a Y (WHY) is a WA – meaningless concept. God has placed a big dream in each person’s heart just as He has a dream for you, your church, your business, and for His world. Will you commit to seek Him for that dream one week? Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Actually, as unkind as it may seem, I do pray that lying lips with be mute and I ask that those who speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt would be silent. i ask this knowing that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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What say your tired, weary bones? Soul, are you depleted? Have your resources dried up? Are fresh out of all you need to keep going? It is a good place, not a comfortable place, yet, a comforting place. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Dream Factory
In 1 Samuel 21, David eats holy bread and shares it with his hungry soldiers. It is a clear violation of law and tradition, but he does it and convinces the priests to help him do it. He makes a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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Who did Jesus call? Those he desired. He took his best buddies to a high mountain and called them out to something great and adventurous, dangerous, and intimate. He called them to be his closest followers and friends. He called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Dream Factory