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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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Photo by Ricky Kharawala on Unsplash , Text inserted by Tom Sims. Some years ago, I was after a mouse in my house. This mouse was playing cat and mouse with me and he was just inviting me to play along. The dog has been trying to be the cat to no avail. I had that little booger cornered in the pantry on one of those nights, but never quite knew what I'd do with him if I caught him. The one thing I knew was that I would not have killed the little fellow ... I would have taken... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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Sometimes, God defies the traditions that God has established in order to meet such men and women. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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He took his best buddies to a high mountain and called them out to something great and adventurous, dangerous, and intimate. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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"Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil." Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Don't lose your sense of humor at the absurd. God hasn't. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Dream Factory
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I had hoped racism would have dissipated into a fog of forgetfulness by now, but with explicit, implicit, and complicit consent, it is showing itself and revealing that it never went away. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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"... we do not lose heart ..." We make this CHOICE. CHOICE: Calling - We did not come to this be accident. Hope - We are not riding on speculative wishful thinking nor defeatism, Obedience - We are a people under orders, not personal preference. Insight - We know some things in our cause that others cannot see. Commitment - We are driven by a passion and dedication that is beyond ourselves. Energy- We give it all we have and are re-energized in the expenditure of energy. It takes all of that and more. Our choice is to not lose... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Open your eyes, That is your neighbor. Love your neighbor as yourself. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dream Factory
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God’s anger consumes all that wars against His ways and His people. That anger is, essentially love and love is against all that is against love. Truth always swallows up lies. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Never again means that we can never let down our guard and stop saying, "Never Again!" Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We are stewards of influence and the souls of those whom we influence. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We represent an entirely different set of possibilities than any have ever considered. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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The smile of God is more often a proactive greeting of grace than a reactive indicator of our laudable actions. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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We imagine the dumbfounded opposition retreating into the silence, unconvinced, yet muted. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at The Dream Factory
Learn to love the journey. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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There has never been a convenient time in history for doing the right thing. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at The Dream Factory
What do I see when I look a person in the eye? Jesus saw people with their potential and their pain. He saw through their masks. He looked beyond their labels and arbitrary categories. His eyes were keen in meeting their eyes, for the there is no ethnicity nor affiliation in the eye. He loved them as individuals and not as representatives of any tribe or religion. He assumed that his good news of kingdom repentance was for them at face value. He called, touched, healed, and delivered with profound compassion knowing that each of us needed dismantling of our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Our plans perish when they depend upon us. God leads. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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I love what America could be, should be, and in the hearts of many, aspires to be. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5:1 On this July fourth, as I often do, I am thanking God for the freedom of religion that is guaranteed by our Bill of Rights. It is an ideal. It is not fully realized for all, but among our freedoms, it is about the best protected in our system. It does not guarantee favoritism or preferred status in our beliefs. That would be contrary to its purpose and deprive others of the same freedom. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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We can become addicted to power and wealth and see the realm of the genuine Spirit of God and grace as either threat or opportunity to gain more power and wealth of ourselves Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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"... He said 'No more of this..." and he touched his ear and healed him." Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Some rumors and hoaxes are like scattering confetti in the wind. You could not call back all the pieces if you wanted t0. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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The Power of Immediacy Immediately, they answered the question. "What do you want!? Immediately they received their sight. Immediately they followed. Two Blind Men Receive Their Sight Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David! Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David! So Jesus stood still and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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In deep yogurt . #AmericaIn3Words E pluribus unum, #AmericaIn3Words Longing for truth. #AmericaIn3Words Time to reflect. #AmericaIn3Words Reaping what's sown. #AmericaIn3Words Seeking her center. #AmericaIn3Words Justice for all. #AmericaIn3Words More for Some. #AmericaIn3Words Crying for justice. #AmericaIn3Words Nation of Immigrants. #AmericaIn3Words Sisters and Brothers. #AmericaIn3Words Neighbors and Friends. #AmericaIn3Words People We Love. #AmericaIn3Words We the people. #AmericaIn3Words Not there yet. #AmericaIn3Words Still has hope. #AmericaIn3Words All We've Got. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Dream Factory