Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


New Year, Psalm One & John Wesley

by: Larry Davies | January 4, 2018

One question as we begin a new year: “How can I strengthen my relationship with God?” Psalm one gets straight to the point: “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, […]

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Pushing Buttons, Waiting and Faith

by: Larry Davies | December 28, 2017

We are placed on earth by God for a purpose. But, what is our purpose? How do we find out? What do we do in the midst of searching for our purpose? How will we know that what we’re feeling is our God given purpose? Questions, questions, questions! But with a new year starting, we […]

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Christmas Prayer Tree

by: Larry Davies | December 20, 2017

Last year, the children’s ministry set up a Christmas tree as you entered the church. Next to the tree, they provided markers and paper that could be folded and inserted into ornaments. The sign said this was a “Prayer Tree” and invited us to write down our prayer requests for Christmas and hang the ornaments […]

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Merry Christmas from Apollo 8

by: Larry Davies | December 14, 2017

1968 was a difficult year. Vietnam War raging. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy assassinated. Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention. US Athletes protesting at the Olympics. However, there was at least one bright spot. In December: Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit […]

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Nativity Scenes & Family Traditions

by: Larry Davies | December 5, 2017

If you visit Fredericksburg United Methodist Church near Christmas you will see a large and intricate Nativity Scene. It’s not unusual to see families stop and have their picture taken in front of the unique display. This beautiful Creche is donated each year by the Wilson family who, years ago, decided to share their annual […]

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Joseph and #MeToo

by: Larry Davies | November 30, 2017

Unless you live in a cave, there is no escape from recent headlines. Women from all walks of life are speaking out and sharing stories of mistreatment and sexual harassment and the shame and embarrassment they’ve lived with. The many thousands of stories spawned a movement called #MeToo, revealing the seriousness of a problem that […]

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10 Books for Christmas 2017 Part 2

by: Larry Davies | November 16, 2017

Here are the second five books of “Ten Books for Christmas.” I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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Ten Books for Christmas 2017

by: Larry Davies | November 9, 2017

“Ten Books for Christmas” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With each book […]

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Walk Across the Room

by: Larry Davies | November 1, 2017

Bill Hybels writes in: Just Walk Across the Room: “What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying “hello” to someone, you could change that person forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest […]

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$10 Challenge: Practicing Extravagant Generosity

by: Larry Davies | October 24, 2017

“Recently, my husband and I visited your church. We received along with everyone else, a gift – a $10 bill – as part of your Practicing Extravagant Generosity Campaign. We were encouraged to either multiply the gift and bring the proceeds back as an offering or use the gift for one or more acts of […]

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