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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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Do you need to think/write quickly. Use the FAST method: F - Face it. The job isn't going away. It isn't getting easier. You will never get a perfect inspiration. Face the task and start. A - Act on it.... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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When you dream great, worthy dreams, you connect to a place in your heart where you flip the switch that turns on an attitude of expectancy and wonder, thus activating imagination and motivation. When this happens, you engage your mind... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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Sales is not a dirty word or a dishonorable profession - especially when you spell it right. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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Romans 12:9 “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” There is a prayer that has been part of my life, ministry, and business activities for many years. I pray it as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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How do you handle critics? I have a few suggestions that may work. 1. Smile and thank them for sharing their perspective. 2. Tell them you will consider it. That is all you need to or should say unless you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Hope of the ages, Breathe hope into my faltering heart. Rebuild the foundations of faith Within my troubled soul That I may bear witness to Your Constancy and faithfulness As long as I live. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Do you love the results of wisdom, but hate the process? Wisdom is key to success in any endeavor. Without it, we falter at some point. For that reason, we all want it - and we want it right now.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
Why should we confess and repent of our communal and historic sins? After all, if we did not participate intentionally or in actuality, how can we be responsible? Sin is personal at its core and there is a sort of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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It is very difficult to love our neighbors if the only lens through which we view them is the lens of fear. There are dangerous people in the world, but not all people are dangerous. Most are not. We need... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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God, grant that, this day, I serve no idol, nor become ensnared by any god of my own or my culture's invention. You know the ones that attract me most and I commit to You and Your help to avoid... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” – James 1:17 Little Billy Clutz was so excited. His birthday brought more... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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You know the way it goes. Some jobs take 3-6 months and two hours, and sometimes only five minutes over the initial gearing up period. However, they require some significant teeth marks in some hard metal bullets. The tasks are... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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What is that on your heart? Is it just another attachment, Or is it part of the whole? Can it be severed as part? An incidental detachment ? Or must it remain as your very soul? I think it is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
Here is a man who blends fear and delight, reverence and giddy joy into one holy holistic package of emotion. He is blessed as he walks in humble awareness of God. Light dawns for him. He has riches that most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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For more great photography by this artist - Click Here “I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” – Psalm 77:5 “Can you believe that old church is still standing?” Harold shook his head. He had... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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The only thing that is consistently predictable in the universe is the consistent persistence of chaos... and in that, we behold the emergence of divine order at a magnitude that stretches our minds ... beyond their capacity. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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There is an upside and a downside to being responsible for our own messes, decisions, and general junk. The downside is that we are responsible and we have to pay our own price. The upside is that we are not... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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God has this great "thing" for the poor and oppressed. Don't take my word for it. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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" And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.'” (Matthew 12:7-8 ESV) Shadows are shallow shades of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
He won no popularity contest that day, but He did define His mission without ambiguity and with utmost clarity: * to proclaim good news to the poor. * to proclaim liberty to the captives * and recovering of sight to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11, ESV We don't like discipline much and that is fine.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Part 1– The Forward View Discouragement has met its match. Romans 12:12 has a devastating affect on discouragement by wielding a weapon I call "The Triple Threat."... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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If we don't want change, all change is intimidating. George Carlin said he put some money into one of those change machines and nothing happened. Sometimes, I'd be happy to find a change machine that actually produced transformation in any... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at The Dream Factory