Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Lynchburg District News

by: Larry Davies | December 30, 2011

 Congratulations to three of our Lynchburg District Churches that were featured in the Lynchburg News and Advance on Christmas Day. Here are a few highlights from each of the articles in case you missed them.   1.    Peakland UMC – For the past 9 years, the story of Christmas has been an interactive experience for Caitlyn Johnson, thanks […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Shoulder Your Cross and… Fly?

by: Larry Davies | December 26, 2011

There is a parable about a wild goose shot down by a local hunter. Only wounded in one wing, the goose landed safely in a barnyard. The chickens were quite startled by this sudden visitor from the sky. After becoming more comfortable with the stranger, they began to ask about what had been seen but […]

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Merry Christmas 2011

by: Larry Davies | December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!   Every church I’ve served had Christmas Eve services and always at 11:00 PM or multiple services including one at 11:00 PM. For me, this is the ultimate celebration of Christmas that always concluded with lit candles and the congregation singing “Silent Night.”   Until that moment, I always found it difficult to […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas? Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | December 20, 2011

Recently, I shared a plea from a family asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of who receives generously and who gets little or nothing! Christmas was never meant to be that way.   That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel […]

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“Happy Birthday Mom”

by: Larry Davies | December 18, 2011

  This morning, Mell and I woke up early even for us and drove to Virginia Beach to visit my mother and attend church. Today she turns eighty years old and wants to worship with her family. As I was reflecting on my years with her, I remembered something I wrote a few years ago […]

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“Why Do We Celebrate Christmas” Part 3

by: Larry Davies | December 13, 2011

Two weeks ago, I shared a plea from families asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of who receives generously and who gets little or nothing! Christmas was never meant to be that way. Last week we shared a few ideas on how to keep Christ in Christmas. Several churches began a “Christmas […]

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A Unique Gift – A God Impression

by: Larry Davies | December 11, 2011

  “A Unique Gift – A God Impression”   At the dinner table in front of each of us was a 12 inch high sculpture of an angel. The angels were so beautiful we couldn’t help admiring them. We noticed that each angel on the table was different. One had larger wings, or was a […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas? Part 2

by: Larry Davies | December 6, 2011

Last week’s message included a plea for help from a family with no way to provide Christmas for their children. Question: How do you justify all of this Christmas extravagance to a poorer child surrounded by other children loaded with more toys than they can ever use? “Christmas is for others, but not for you?” […]

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Love – School, Coffee, God

by: Larry Davies | December 4, 2011

Despite the score of the latest football game, I love my Virginia Tech  and win or lose, I will always be a Hokie. I love Coffee and if you ever see me in person you can bet a fresh cup will be near. I love my dog, Daisy. She pulled up lame this week, so […]

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