Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

2013 Resolution: Look Behind You

by: Larry Davies | December 31, 2012

Sometimes, the joy of being a follower of God seems far, far away.   The boss is giving you those, (I can’t believe you work for me!) looks! The kids are whining, the dogs are barking, the phone is ringing and your head is clanging. Your home looks like ground zero of a recent bomb […]

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2013: Leading and Growing Stronger Together

by: Larry Davies | December 30, 2012

Before joining the Leadership Group on our district I was frustrated and angry at the Church. I felt helpless to change anything in my ministry or the ministry of my appointment. I had gotten to the place where I wanted to get an eight-year calendar and just mark off the Sundays until I could retire.” […]

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Christmas Eve and Apollo 8

by: Larry Davies | December 23, 2012

1968 was a difficult year: The Vietnam War was still raging, LBJ refused to run again, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, there were riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention. But there was one bright spot. In December: Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders – became the first humans […]

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An Elementary School Tragedy

by: Larry Davies | December 16, 2012

As I read the names of those who died, my first reaction is to weep at the senseless waste of so many lives.Six professional women who dedicated themselves to helping others. Twenty children, mostly in the first grade, all ages six or seven:   Charlotte Bacon (2/22/06), 6 years old, female Daniel Barden (9/25/05), 7 […]

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Foundations, Dreams and Teams

by: Larry Davies | December 9, 2012

Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Love you neighbor as yourself.”  (Parts of Matthew 22:37, 38)   I’ve learned to use three very basic questions guide my ministry.   How strong is my foundation? How big is my dream? How […]

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“Y” So Many Nones by Amanda Yanchury

by: Larry Davies | December 3, 2012

“The reason I don’t go to church is that many churches have a negative outlook on anybody who does not fit the standard Christian mold,” my roommate, Gemma, told me recently.  “If churches were more positive and accepting I’d be more likely to go.” Gemma’s viewpoint is fairly typical of those of us in our […]

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Remembering Zig Ziglar

by: Larry Davies | December 2, 2012

Year ago, before becoming a pastor, I took a business trip to Dallas, Texas. The purpose was to learn how to teach, “Born to Win” a motivational seminar designed by Zig Ziglar. While there, I was given a book also written by Zig: “Confessions of a Happy Christian.” I read all of “Confessions” that night […]

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