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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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Cultivate goodwill as your attitude bias and live by your convictions. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Dream Factory
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We define success subjectively, materialistically, and temporally, but God defines it universally, spiritually, and eternally. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Dream Factory
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Love the process and the process will bring you the results you desire.' Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
Posted 5 days ago at The Dream Factory
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There are opinions and there are statements of fact. Opinions may be right, wrong, or, frequently, neither right nor wrong. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Dream Factory
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This crisis is real. It is not fake. It is happening in our plain sight. Our friends are dying. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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I exhort, therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men. – I Timothy 2:1 I am as put off as any by the empty words, “thoughts and prayers” whenever those words are empty and used to dismiss one’s own responsibility to act with justice, mercy, and resolve. Thought, however, is a very good thing, especially compassionate thoughts about others. Likewise, prayer is good, especially when one opens one’s life to being used by God to help others. With echoes of II Chronicles 7:13-14 in the background, Paul is not calling for... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Help! I'm in a squeeze! You've heard it. You've said it. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Time is on your side, believe it or not! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Sin is not my friend. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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I can pray to hear and I do. I can embrace the peace and I do. I can receive the salvation and anticipate the glory. I do. But ...Let me not turn back to folly for folly follows my soul. Therefore, I must walk around with these words more intimately and ... I must walk with the Word who breathed them first into the soul of the psalmist. " Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely his salvation... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Flowers, especially wild flowers, teach us of the fragility of life, but even more so, of its constancy and rhythm. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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We see God as wild, unpredictable, and impulsive. Yet... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at The Dream Factory
Posted May 11, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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In these days of crisis, fear, global pandemic, and widespread concern, one of the most common phrases we are hearing is, "Stay safe." Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Is this the seventh day or is the the first? Yes it is. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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It is the banner that reminds us of our ultimate loyalties - that are neither national nor partisan nor tribal. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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We need to travel light and be ready to operate without props. The Good Shepherd will guide us. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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At the very least, it might confound the perpetrators, awaken the gullible, and encourage people of good will and good sense Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Go get 'em, Tiger! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Check your clocks and calendars and, thus, redeem the time. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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You can choose to be grateful in any circumstance. You always have a choice. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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We have the audacity to think that when our words are graceless, they can be godly ... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at The Dream Factory
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Regarding Truth Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. - Exodus 20:16 There are three things that God highly values revealed in this verse. Each value reveals something of His character. The first is truth itself. God loves truth. His Word is truth. Truth surrounds Him and radiates from Him. Jesus declared, “I am … the Truth.” The Lord does not vary here. There is no deceit in God. He radiates and demands truth. Second, God values a testimony or a witness. The command is illustrated by the experience of people in some sort of legal proceeding. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at The Dream Factory