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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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I will continue to advocate for better conversation, dialogue, and discourse ... and that will involve naming some behaviors that hinder it. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Dream Factory
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Different cultures have different rituals. Jewish tradition has given us an example of a formal ritual prayer of mourning called the Mourners' Kaddish. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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Salvation is free, by grace, through faith, but growth in faith is a pricey proposition. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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How much could you say and how close could you get to the limit? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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I know a freedom today that I have never experienced at any other time in my life. I plan to use that to make a difference. Continue reading
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These are some glimpses and thoughts to propel your own insights into Jesus, the Bread of Life Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Power exists to serve. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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The Pool of Bethesda painting by Robert Bateman (1877) Jesus asked the right question, "Do you want to be healed?" The man heard it through his own filters and thought his answer was contingent on his preconceptions of getting in the water. That was not the case. Right question, wrong answer, but Jesus did not give up and the man was healed. " Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Photo by Nycholas Benaia on Unsplash People ask if I preach ON sin, judgment, heaven, hell, this, or that. No. What do you preach on? I don't preach ON anything. What do you do then? I preach FROM something and TO something and TO someones. FROM the scriptures and TO people, the times, people living in the times, issues, and answers. Preaching ON is grabbing topics out of the air. It is the wrong starting place. The Bible addresses all of the issues directly or indirectly. If we take it seriously and let it penetrate our hearts, it will expose... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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And God is ever present in the now,in our own ugliness,in the middle of our manipulative, decisive, and deceptive ways.Ours is to seek and ask ..."What is God saying?" Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Moral decisions are often made with knee-jerk reactions, through emotional filters, or with limited information. Sometimes, they conform to a predominant narrative we have always believed, but never fully or critically examined. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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We need leadership that defines the indefinable, that offers a way, that suggests a deadline and timetable, and that paint a clear vision of what things will look like when the task is accomplished. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Dream Factory
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God loves and embodies truth and has also built in a passion for precision which the psalmist celebrated. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Adriao Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Either work is easy or belief is hard work ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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In every dimension of life, hunger is a gift. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Photo by Andrea Tummons on Unsplash Christian caring requires that I care without an agenda. It moves me to do what I do out of the overflow of who I am in Christ. If I behave as I do because of my relationship with Jesus and out of real love, I can be honest about that without being "preachy." Then others can trust me not to be manipulative, coercive, or judgmental - Just real and bearing witness with all my imperfections. Let Your Words Reflect the Kindness and Gentleness of Christ. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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I stepped back and read them as a third party. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Oh, to know its heart and soul. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Artemisia Gentileschi [Public domain] "In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem." -II Samuel 11:1 (ESV) We live is a raw world where nations go to war to grab power and place and people commit adulterous sins which lead to even more devastating sins where lives are destroyed and ended. Some of those people have the hand of God upon them and they wrestle with their humanity on the battlefield... Continue reading
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Posted Aug 5, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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Your only guarantee is this: If you never attempt it, you will never accomplish it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at The Dream Factory
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" Reproach has broken my heart, and it cannot be healed; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I could find no one." - Psalm 69:22 I serve a God manifest in a man ... A man with a broken heart. How can I not follow one who so willingly ... Wore a broken body And bore a broken heart? Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at The Dream Factory