Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


Lessons on Life from Tim Tebow

by: Larry Davies | January 31, 2012

Tim Richards is one of my favorite columnists. I’ve received permission to reprint this one about Tim Tebow. For comments you can email Tim at imtimrichards@yahoo.com   I’ve considered writing about Tim Tebow for some time. I frequently write about people, but usually not about anyone quite as well known. The Denver Broncos’ quarterback has many who […]

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Not Dead Yet

by: Larry Davies | January 29, 2012

Rev. Nancy Johnson is the pastor of St. James UMC and the Beulah Retreat Center. Beulah Retreat Center was once Beulah UMC, a church that closed years ago. This is a story about a closed church and God moving within Nancy through a simple gesture of faithfulness. “Not Dead Yet!” A “Vital Congregations” Story St. James […]

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Meetings

by: Larry Davies | January 24, 2012

“I hate meetings!” I’m not kidding! One thing I didn’t anticipate when becoming a minister, were the absurd number of meetings that come with church life. Have you ever been to a board meeting with the main topic being whether to pay someone to cut the grass or use volunteers? Churches often have hundreds of […]

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Vital Congregations

by: Larry Davies | January 22, 2012

What does it mean to be a Vital Congregation?     Recently, I asked pastors in our area to send examples of how their congregations are becoming more “Vital.” Rev. Mark Wilkerson, pastor of two churches, Otterville and Ebenezer sent me the following story.   “Otterville UMC and Ebenezer UMC are two separate and distinct congregations, […]

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Emergency Food Need in Southern Sudan

by: Larry Davies | January 16, 2012

Food is desperately needed in Southern Sudan – A Medical Facility in Old Fangak   Troy Henson and Ray Buchanan from Stop Hunger Now have been in touch with me over the last few days about a huge need in the Southern Sudan of Africa and a way we can help. There is an emergency […]

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Evaluations

by: Larry Davies | January 15, 2012

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!   Many of you have been or will be evaluated […]

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

by: Larry Davies | January 8, 2012

Yesterday, I participated in two special services honoring pastors who served our area for many years faithfully and well. The first was a funeral for Eugene Condrey, who served our area for over 30 years at various churches. People from each of his churches were there along with fellow pastors and friends from the ministry. […]

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Aid for Blindness (Corrected)

by: Larry Davies | January 6, 2012

As we gathered, the teacher instructed each of us to choose a partner. “One of you will be blindfolded and the other will be a guide,” he added. Everything went black as I slipped on the blindfold and allowed my partner to nudge me forward and lead me by the hand. A once-familiar classroom was […]

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Aid for Blindness

by: Larry Davies | January 6, 2012

As we gathered, the teacher instructed each of us to choose a partner. “One of you will be blindfolded and the other will be a guide,” he added. Everything went black as I slipped on the blindfold and allowed my partner to nudge me forward and lead me by the hand. A once-familiar classroom was […]

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Comfort Food by Aurelia Cathey

by: Larry Davies | January 2, 2012

Aurelia (Ree) Cathey is a member of Keysville United Methodist Church, a church I served as pastor years ago. Ree writes a monthly devotional column for the church newsletter. Her son, Mark who was the same age as my daughter was a member of our youth group, helped with many of our worship services and […]

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