Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


Eight Scholarships, Eight Lessons Learned Well

by: Larry Davies | April 29, 2013

A few years ago, eight high school seniors received a college scholarship. In addition to being intelligent these students were chosen because they were the first in their family to attend college. All eight winners allowed me to read and quote from their scholarship application letters. Each letter highlights a story offering an inspiring example […]

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Sunday Thoughts for April 28, 2013

by: Larry Davies | April 27, 2013

“Make me your focal point as you move through this day. Just as a spinning ballerina mut kepp returning her eyes to a given point to maintain her balance, so you must keep returning your focus to Me. Circumstances are in flux and the world seems to be whirling around you. The only way to […]

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Boston, Chickens and Fear

by: Larry Davies | April 22, 2013

I once lived in Camden, a small town in Arkansas. One day, while walking home from baseball practice, I took a shortcut through a neighbor’s back yard. There was a chicken coop nearby but I didn’t think anything of it. “Chickens don’t hurt people, right? They just run around the yard clucking or sit in […]

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Worship: Uniquely Human

by: Larry Davies | April 15, 2013

Rev. Ronna L. Swartz was preparing to lead a communion service for the leadership team of an upcoming Emmaus Walk. Holy Communion is always an important part of Emmaus and she wanted to do her part as a minister to make the service meaningful and inspiring. Several people on the team experienced particularly difficult situations […]

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Sunday Prayer – April 14, 2013

by: Larry Davies | April 14, 2013

“God of multitudes, ruler of the universe: Look with favor upon Christ’s flock in this place. Cause our congregation to be an effective witness to your love and power. To this end, banish from us pettiness and rivalry, speaking ill of one another, seeking to serve ourselves rather than you. Guide the leaders of the […]

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by: Larry Davies | April 13, 2013

“God of multitudes, ruler of the universe: Look with favor upon Christ’s flock in this place. Cause our congregation to be an effective witness to your love and power. To this end, banish from us pettiness and rivalry, speaking ill of one another, seeking to serve ourselves rather than you. Guide the leaders of the […]

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Worship: Annoying Sounds or Vital Communications

by: Larry Davies | April 8, 2013

Tap-tap, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap: annoying sounds? Maybe but it depends on the circumstances.   Captain Eugene ‘Red’ McDaniel tapped on the walls of his cell in the Vietnamese Prisoner of War camp commonly known as the Hanoi Hilton. The taping was a secret code prisoners used to communicate with each other. The number one rule at […]

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Hospitality: A Tale of Two Restaurants

by: Larry Davies | April 1, 2013

Mell (my wife) and I were attending a conference at a large hotel. The session ended early so we wandered through the lobby looking for a restaurant. At the entrance of one restaurant, the greeter said: “We’re closed now but should be open in 30 minutes.”   “We were hoping to eat an early lunch.” […]

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