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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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In John 6, Jesus has been asked for big signs, bigger than the mass feedings, bigger than walking on water, bigger than calming the sea, more like daily food for the rest of everyone's life. "Lord, always give us this... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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It was Thomas Fuller who penned, ""They say so is half a lie." Fuller was a year younger than I am now when he died in 1661, but he lived long enough to grasp this reality. I have as well.... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Dream Factory
I am no scientist. One might argue whether or not I am a philosopher. I am more of a philosopher than a scientist at any rate, sometimes one who enjoys philosophical inquiry about the nature of science. I have studies... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Dream Factory
... for those who are teetering on hope, who are longing for hope, who are hopeless, hopeful, or hope-deficient ... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Dream Factory
Who are MY people? Jesus defines that for us. Who is my neighbor? He speaks clearly to that question. I stand with them because I am one of a company of people of faith who believe that faith in God... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Dream Factory
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"Where there are no doubts, no questions, no perplexities, there can be no growth into the regions where He would have us walk. Doubts are the only means through which He can enlarge our spiritual selves." -George MacDonald Doubts giving... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
Severe discipline is a way of describing tough, hard, strenuous training. If you get it, it is because God considers you qualified for it. It means He has confidence in you, in His ability to qualify you more deeply through... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
Laying the American ideal of rugged individualism and strictly personal sin and forgiveness aside for a moment, let us revisit the concept of collective sin, repentance, and piety that walks alongside the personal When we say we have no need... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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I am wake-walking through a garden of dreams, eyes open, heart pounding, life-affirming. I am dreaming within a dream of dreams yet to be. My heart is full of emptiness being filled and refilled. My life is an adventure where... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord …” – Luke 1:46 The Magnificat remains one of the most glorious expressions of praise in all of musical literature. Perhaps, someday, in Heaven, God will allow us to hear a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
"But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, weeping as they went.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
Long title ... More in the sub-title. How can you be prophetic in the moment and on-topic without reverting to topical messages? You are feeling overwhelmed, beleaguered, and conflicted. If you are called to receive a message and deliver it,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
Are you up yet? Are you awake? How about those feet? Any tappin' happening? Are you ready for the day? Have you met the Master? It's still early. There's still hope for today. Let's do it! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
Few of us experience such a dramatic choice or challenge - the face almost certain death for an ideal, a dream, or the call to take a stand ... ... or for glory! Consider if you are prepared to die.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
"At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he's seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't." - Clarence S. Darrow I guess I'll have to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
You've got to keep going on, my friend. Somebody is in a storm today. I just know it is true. In my spirit, His Spirit is praying for you. I don't have to know ... but if you want to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
I have boxes of notes. Some are disorganized, mis-categorized, and undated, but they have had and may continue to have a function in my life. You see, somewhere in the maze of thinking that occupies the landscape of my muddled... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night." - Psalm 90:4 " But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
Popular television shows aside, we are all looking for a view, viewpoint, or overview that begets perspective on lives that are otherwise, quite confusing. What do we do? What do we think? How do we filter in the essential and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
Have You Considered My Servant, Job? Here is the deal. God, on speaking terms if not friendly terms, asks the adversary (His, ours, everyone's) if he has thought about Job. Job is a good guy, one of the original good... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
I was lifting weights. I suppose I lifted a bit too much -- or for too long --- or on top of an injury --- or something. No pain, no gain. I know and embrace that. I also know that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
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I took one of those online tests of life expectancy a few years ago. Since it was produced by the insurance industry which invests in guessing these things, I give it some credibility. At the time, they said my life... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
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" ... I see Him walking on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just the absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea. It is the process, not the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory
I am in a hurry. I do not like wasting time. I have some time ... but not much. I can either do something or write about doing something. That gave me a title and a premise. What are three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The Dream Factory