Devotions


Four Churches, “Something” and “Next Steps”

by: Larry Davies | August 31, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining, yet some churches thrive. Why? What are they doing that others could learn from? I visited four churches defying the statistics and thriving in the midst of decline. In all four churches, I experienced; generous hospitality from parking lot greeters to coffee bars; a casual, […]

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Four Churches and “Something”

by: Larry Davies | August 24, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining. Thom & Joani Schultz, authors of “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore” provide alarming statistics. • Every year more than 4000 churches close. Every year approximately 1000 churches start. Of 350,000 churches across America, only some small and large are showing signs of […]

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“Epworth by the Sea” and St. Simons Island

by: Larry Davies | August 16, 2014

This summer, Mell and I decided to visit “Epworth by the Sea” a United Methodist retreat center in St. Simons, Georgia; named in honor of the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley, founders of the United Methodist Church. The vision of “Epworth by the Sea” is to provide a Christian place where one might […]

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9/11 Memorial and Museum

by: Larry Davies | August 9, 2014

The 9/11 Memorial is no ordinary tourist attraction. We were enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City but once we stepped on “Ground Zero” the laughter and chatter ceased. We were fellow mourners paying our respects. The 9/11 attacks killed 2,977 people from more than 90 countries. Everyone over the age of twenty […]

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Visiting New York City

by: Larry Davies | August 2, 2014

New York City: One of the most populous cities in the world with over 8 million people speaking nearly 800 different languages, crammed into approximately 300 square miles. New York City exerts a significant impact on business, government, education, art, media, entertainment and fashion. Home to the United Nations, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, […]

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