Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Remembering Ann Salster

by: Larry Davies | July 21, 2017

Years ago, I was pastor of three churches trying to make a difference in Amelia County. The three churches were doing ok but I strongly felt we needed to do more for our community. The weekly paper, “The Amelia Bulletin Monitor” seemed to be a logical place to seek ideas, so one morning I walked […]

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Asking for Help Leads to Prayer Ministry

by: Larry Davies | July 17, 2017

Overwhelmed by email requests for prayer, I desperately sought God’s help and scriptural guidance. That’s when I discovered the story of a Roman officer who taught me a valuable lesson: “Just say the word from where you are, Jesus, and my servant will be healed.” (Luke 7:6-10) His trust and faith in Jesus Christ helped […]

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Ask for Help

by: Larry Davies | July 12, 2017

Problems can become opportunities for growth. Well, I had a problem. I encouraged visitors to our Website to share concerns through an interactive web page, entitled “Prayer Needs.” Over the next few weeks, I received nearly one hundred requests for prayer from around the world. Here are a few examples (Names changed and requests […]

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Taking a Stand: Daniel, Food & Movies

by: Larry Davies | July 9, 2017

Years ago, living as a small church pastor in a rural area, I would occasionally rent movies from the local video store. One day while browsing, I noticed a sign on a door: “No one under twenty-one allowed.” I thought. “Well, I’m twenty-one. Let’s take a peek!” Big mistake! The pictures on the video boxes […]

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Worship: Annoying Sounds or Vital Commuication

by: Larry Davies | June 29, 2017

Tap-tap, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap: annoying sounds? Maybe, but it could mean much more. 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 the […]

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Elijah: Victory to Despair to Faith Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 20, 2017

Our business experienced the best year ever but I was feeling despair. Elijah witnessed the awe-inspiring power of God at Mount Carmel but never received the opportunity to savor it. Instead, he ran for his life, escaped to the desert and begged God to take his life. At times, even after significant accomplishments we can […]

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Turning Points and Elijah: Victory to Despair to Faith

by: Larry Davies | June 17, 2017

It was the best year ever. Our company shattered every sales record. Profits were exceptional. We even set a record for fewest customer complaints. It seemed that we could do no wrong. After the final results were tallied, we congratulated each other and handed out bonus checks. By the next day the celebrating was over […]

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Fathers Day and Uncle Bobby

by: Larry Davies | June 11, 2017

Father’s Day is not meant to just honor biological fathers. Father’s Day also recognizes fatherly influence from wherever it comes. I was fortunate to be influenced by several men. One of them was Uncle Bobby. After completing two tours in Vietnam, Uncle Bobby claimed three things, he would never live without again: air conditioning, hot showers […]

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Heart Trouble

by: Larry Davies | June 1, 2017

I am a fortunate pastor. My overall health has always been good but I wasn’t always good about maintaining my health. However, recently, almost any exertion caused chest pains and shortness of breath. A doctor suggested I go to a cardiologist immediately. Within days, I was tested, hospitalized and received three stents in my heart. […]

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10 Books for Summer of 2017 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | May 26, 2017

“Ten Books for Summer” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are second five of my favorite books for summer of 2017. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by followed […]

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