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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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Khumbaya, my Lord! Come by here. Yes. Yes. Yes. Make a way. Come and speak.. Come and touch. Come and lead. Come and sit awhile among us. Come, instruct us. Come, teach us. Come and correct the errors of our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."Practicing your righteousness before men." - Matthew 6:1 NIV I struggle with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
Prayer is not a scholastic exercise. It is relationship. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
Break them again, Lord. Wouldn't it be something if every army and violent fraternity on earth woke up in the morning and none of their weapons worked? What would that be like? What it their knuckles had no punch? What... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
Not a harsh word, is the word spoken to our condition. There is no need. Nor, is it a condemning word in tone or force. Truth rejected cannot forever be avoided. There is a built-in condemnation when all the Universe... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
We have all been burned by bad religion. Sometimes we have been burned by good religion wrongly expressed. On occasions, God's best friends are living examples of the adage, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" "Thine enemies roar in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
Our best prayers are squeezed out of us in the pressure cooker of life. On troubled waters, we discover the presence and peace of God as we are rocked, rolled, tossed, and whipped by the winds of furious love, reckless abandon, and restless change. Don't stop reading. There is more. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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There is no substitute for encounter. Encounter is the essence of faith for it is where faith leads us and from whence it comes. Encounter is meeting God and meeting God is what the fear and reverence of God are... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
This little slave girl had powers, but she was powerless. Paul and Silas spoke deliverance to her and she was released from the powers that possessed her. That did not sit well with those who profited by keeping her in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
Deep Thoughts Deep thoughts ... I have them ... They are quite deep ... And, they are covered with hard pan ... Many pounds ... tons of hard pan ... I need something stronger than a shovel to get to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
Four little girls dressed up for church as pretty as could be. Four little girls show up to worship in the land of the free. Four little girls bowed down in peace and closed their eyes in prayer And when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
God has a very big day in store for you tomorrow. You will conquer fear, despair, and sorrow. You will rise to heights you've never known. You will sigh and laugh, and sing and groan. You will live and celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Job never prays for his own restoration or prosperity. He desires only to know the mind, heart, and ways of God in the midst of his suffering. When he does encounter God in face to face meeting, he turns, repents,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Love someone today that you have not taken the time to really love before. You might need some help with this project. You might have to reach down to a pretty deep place inside of you. It might hurt. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at The Dream Factory
There are always things we do not want to forget. There are always people that we always want to remember and honor. There are always lessons from the past that we want to build upon. There is nothing in our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Urgency - There is a lot to be said, that has been said about the power of urgency to motivate, expiate, and eliminate. In fact, sometimes, it is necessary .... .. but it is a poor substitute for sustained action.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
“For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people...” – Psalm 149:4a “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run I feel his pleasure.” - Eric Liddell Again, God cares for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Our ongoing task is to flesh out the ideals of the American dream that the first dreamers neither completely understood, yet glimpsed in truth, that they restricted to a few, but could not contain, that they believed, but could not fully envision in all of its implications. It is ours to bring to the next stages of completion. It makes us a part of a whole and a community among many communities whose yearnings for freedom are deeper than their impulses for comfort and safety. Let us move it forward and never forget. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
How is it that a small word or two of encouragement can make all the difference in a person's day? One compliment can turn the tide for another person's day or week. One blessing softly and sincerely spoken can lift... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
How many long for a day when they felt more needed and useful? Others long for such a day in the future. We measure our significance by how much people need us. It is not that we are not to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Tiptoes Standing on tiptoe in expectancy. Living breathless in the wind. Waiting with expectation among the voices of boredom. Living above the storm ... Hopeful ... Hope. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at The Dream Factory
Lives lived for others flourish and multiply in them. Lives lived only for ourselves perish with us. Let us live beyond ourselves. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at The Dream Factory
He does not say, "Heal me because I am a good man," here. Nor does he suggest any qualities of his character to make him deserving. Rather he pleads his own sin as the reason he requests healing. It gives... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at The Dream Factory
In stormy times, one can expect storms to continue. In the eye of the hurricane, we ready ourselves for what is next. The pauses short, the respites, few. Our hands are braced, our muscles flexed. We ready our hearts for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at The Dream Factory