Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


$7. 43 — Challenged Again

by: Larry Davies | September 29, 2010

Recently, I republished a column written years ago describing a missed opportunity to help a mother attempting to buy $7.43 worth of baby food in a grocery store. There are no acceptable excuses. I messed up. The column serves as an ongoing reminder to be more vigilant for the opportunities God gives to help someone […]

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$7.43

by: Larry Davies | September 27, 2010

The checkout at the local grocery store was long and I was in a hurry. Seeing another line nearly empty, I walked over and stood behind the only customer still to make a purchase. A young twenty-something woman was holding a small basket with ten to fifteen jars of baby food. There was nothing else […]

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Miracles from a Lighthouse

by: Larry Davies | September 26, 2010

Drayton Hawthorn, wrote describing tense moments he experienced while waiting for his wife’s surgery. “It was ten o’clock at night and she was outside looking at the stars! I thought it was settled and done. Robin’s surgery was a few short days away and although the doctors assured her this was a routine procedure, she […]

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Why Aren’t They Coming to Church? Part 4

by: Larry Davies | September 23, 2010

Shortly after finishing college, I began selling automobiles. A friend talked me into visiting church. He said, “It would be good for business.” While this is not usually a good reason to attend church, I was at least willing to go. So, one Sunday morning, I showed up at a nearby church and took a seat […]

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Why Aren’t They Coming to Church? Part 3

by: Larry Davies | September 22, 2010

For years, I was one of the unchurched. I had excuses to justify staying away but at the heart of my decision was something more personal. When I needed the church, the church was simply not there. Looking back, I know part of the reason was my fault but I didn’t think the church cared. […]

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Why Aren’t They Coming to Church? Part 2

by: Larry Davies | September 21, 2010

Why don’t people go to church? I asked the question on Facebook and received many responses but highlighted two especially meaningful answers from Mike and Susan. I found it helpful to hear from a large block of people who believe in God but are no longer satisfied with church as usual. Most of the comments were […]

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Why Aren’t They Coming to Church?

by: Larry Davies | September 20, 2010

I have a lot of friends – 3500 so far. Isn’t that great?! Not really. I don’t even know many of them. Maybe, I should explain. I am now on Facebook. After signing up, I decided to accept most every offer of friendship I received. My children think I’ve finally gone off the deep end. […]

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Storms, Lighthouses and God

by: Larry Davies | September 19, 2010

A few years ago, I wrote and delivered a children’s story called, “Christ and the Lighthouse.” The kids were asked to imagine themselves on a ship, lost offshore in a fierce squall. To make the story more realistic, someone in the back of the sanctuary added special effects. In my best storyteller voice, I said: […]

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Worship: Why Aren’t They Coming?

by: Larry Davies | September 18, 2010

I have a lot of friends – 3500 so far. Isn’t that great?! Not really. I don’t even know many of them. Maybe, I should explain. I am now on Facebook. After signing up, I decided to accept most every offer of friendship I received. My children think I’ve finally gone off the deep end. […]

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Worship: Why? Part 3

by: Larry Davies | September 16, 2010

When the subject of worship comes up, preachers and musicians often want to debate the merits of traditional versus contemporary, casual versus formal. Wrong debate! I think we miss the point. Worship is meant to be an opportunity to come before God. Worship leaders should not be there to show off their talents as much […]

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