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Courage & Foolishness

by: Larry Davies | December 30, 2010

            It takes a lot of courage, to put things in God’s hands,             To give ourselves completely, our lives, our hopes, our plans.             To follow where God leads us and make His will our own.             But all it takes is foolishness, to go the way alone!                                                                                                               — Anonymous Courage and Foolishness: […]

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David and Getting Even

by: Larry Davies | December 27, 2010

Tolstoy wrote about an honest and hardworking Russian peasant who stayed in a local inn. A man was killed that night and the murderer placed the weapon in the bag of the sleeping peasant. The police discovered it and put the hapless peasant in jail. For twenty-six years the peasant survived the harsh conditions of […]

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Tacky Lights: Why Do You Do It?

by: Larry Davies | December 25, 2010

For me, Christmas always starts with lights – lots of lights. What can I say? I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, home of the “Tacky Light” tour. I have an interesting theory: Brighter lights on the outside mean brighter, happier families inside. If true – our family is deliriously happy! Recently I purchased one […]

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Christmas Renewal

by: Larry Davies | December 24, 2010

Christmas is supposed to be a time of spiritual renewal for everyone. After all, we are getting ready to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. But, we have Christmas programs and special services full of people hungry to hear the “Good News.”  So, we become tired and cranky from too many events, too many crisis, too much pressure […]

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Christmas Parties

by: Larry Davies | December 22, 2010

Working for the church, I am required (required?) to attend a lot of Christmas parties. (Hey, stop groaning. Somebody has to do it!) I certainly have no complaints since the food is great and the people are pleasant but there are parties — and there are parties. Several years ago I attended a Christmas party […]

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Leading the Choir? Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | December 20, 2010

Thanks to my less-than-inspired leadership our choir members were arguing, the congregation was mumbling and I was bewildered. “What’s wrong with our choir?” I wondered. Actually, the problem was not with the choir but with me. I was about to receive a lesson on spiritual leadership courtesy of God and our real choir director. At […]

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Leading the Choir?

by: Larry Davies | December 17, 2010

Recently, I stopped the director just as she was about to lead the choir during our Sunday morning worship service. “Excuse me. I’m sorry to interrupt but do you mind if I take over?” She gave me a strange look but coolly replied, “No, not at all.” I said to the choir: “I’ve always wanted […]

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Christmas Check List

by: Larry Davies | December 15, 2010

Let’s see if I’ve got my Christmas to-do list done:” ·         Put up the Christmas tree — check. ·         Bought Christmas presents — check. ·         Hung stockings with care — check. ·         Children visited Santa — Oops! They’re too old. ·         Watched Miracle on 34th Street — 4 times — check. ·         Heard, “Grandma Got […]

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Christmas Good Samaritan

by: Larry Davies | December 13, 2010

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your […]

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A Bear and Running Shoes

by: Larry Davies | December 10, 2010

An older man was hiking in the woods with a young friend when they stumbled upon a big angry bear. Both men took off running but it was obvious that the bear was going to overtake them if something didn’t happen soon. The older man stopped, quickly pulled off his boots and began to slip […]

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