Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Peter and the Power of Forgiveness

by: Larry Davies | January 31, 2011

I understand betraying a hated enemy, buy how did I betray my friend? Not once, but three times! We were in ministry together to change the world. Where did I go wrong? He acts as if all is forgiven but am I really? There is something in the pit of my stomach reminding me of […]

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Take the Name of Jesus With You

by: Larry Davies | January 30, 2011

“Take the Name of Jesus With You” was written by Lydia Baxter on her sick bed in 1874. Throughout her life she was known as an avid student of the Bible who loved to discuss the significance of Scriptural names with her friends. Of course no name was more important than the name of Jesus. […]

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Cure for Identity Crisis — Psalm 139

by: Larry Davies | January 28, 2011

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” Do you feel insignificant occasionally? Other athletes run faster: Another business person is more successful. Other ministers preach more effectively: Another writer has a more creative grasp of words. No matter how talented and gifted you may be, there is usually someone who […]

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Dreaming Big and the Prayer of Jabez

by: Larry Davies | January 26, 2011

Diane Sawyer, co-anchor for the television program, “Good Morning America” gave an interview for the 60th anniversary Guidepost issue and talked about a Junior Miss Competition and meeting Catherine Marshall, the famous author. Expecting just a last minute pep talk, Diane was not prepared for what Catherine had to say: “You have set goals for yourselves […]

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A Basketball Goal, A Curse and Psalm 51

by: Larry Davies | January 24, 2011

Do you want to discover my worst flaws? Just ask my daughter. She will happily tell all. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. (Psalm 51:1-2) For months, […]

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Psalm 19 and Sunday Prayer before Worship

by: Larry Davies | January 23, 2011

My devotional reading this morning included Psalm 19, a Psalm that always helps me put my troubles in better perspective as I read of glory of God. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak […]

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"Ten Books for 2011" Part 2

by: Larry Davies | January 21, 2011

Last time: I recommended five books, I found particularly helpful. Here are five more. They are not all religious books but I found them particularly interesting and unique. With each book I’ll enclose information provided by the publisher followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.” Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the […]

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My Ten Favorite Books for 2011 – Part 1

by: Larry Davies | January 19, 2011

I may not always know the answer you need but I will often give you a book to read. I do read a lot and love to recommend books to others. Part of my giving to the church is to provide a table full of free books. So, why not share with you the books […]

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"Tweet, Tweet, Tweet?"

by: Larry Davies | January 17, 2011

A few years ago, on a Monday morning, I woke up early to spend quiet time with God. Remembering the events of Sunday and the spirit of enthusiasm blowing through our growing church, I was feeling good about myself – maybe a little too good. I was getting cocky. Lord, here I am; use me! […]

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Worry, Trust & Two Chairs

by: Larry Davies | January 15, 2011

Worry is like a rocking chair:”it will give you something to do, but get you nowhere.” Worry is like a disease: “it infects everyone yet no one seeks a cure.” Most people wear their worry like a badge of honor. But surrendering to worry is a sin dangerous enough to ruin our physical and spiritual […]

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