Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


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 Amazon.com followed […]

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10 Books for Summer – Part One

by: Larry Davies | May 17, 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 my favorite books for summer of 2017. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by Amazon.com followed by, “Why I […]

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Snakes and Psalm 23

by: Larry Davies | May 14, 2017

A few years ago, I read the following from, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young: “The challenge that continually comes before you is to trust Me and search for My way through each day.” At the time, I confess to laughing out loud and admitting my struggle to abide by this sentence. Let me explain:   […]

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Mothers Day and Growing Older

by: Larry Davies | May 3, 2017

Several years ago, I watched my mother, Martha Davies, ordained by her church as minister for women. She is 80+, a grandmother of four and a great-grandmother of three. As the pastor laid hands to ordain her, I couldn’t be prouder but I also had to step back and rethink what it means to grow […]

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Kicking Cats

by: Larry Davies | April 26, 2017

The steering wheel was never gripped tighter as Jim drove to work Monday morning. Jim, the owner of a local automobile dealership was angry — real angry. Early that morning his wife forcefully exclaimed: “I can’t take your workaholic ways anymore. We’re through. If you don’t learn to spend more time with me and your […]

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Facing the High Dive

by: Larry Davies | April 19, 2017

Telling my dad, “I want to jump off the high diving board at the adult pool,” sounded brave spoken from the safety of the ground. But, as I joined the line climbing the endless steps necessary to reach the diving area my ‘fearless’ words sounded like the dumb bragging of the eight-year-old boy, I was. […]

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Learning from Doubting Thomas

by: Larry Davies | April 12, 2017

Thomas was a disciple of Jesus. We know him as “Doubting Thomas.” Why? Thomas asks probing questions. His questions and doubts ultimately provide answers for us. Shortly after Jesus death, the disciples were hiding, fearful of being arrested as a follower of Jesus. Their leader and savior brutally executed. Soldiers were likely searching for other […]

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Daddy, You Forgot Me!

by: Larry Davies | April 6, 2017

I thought my young daughter was with someone else. Following worship services, we were going with a group to lunch. When I arrived at the restaurant, a funny sensation formed in the pit of my stomach. I tried to remain calm but something was wrong. “Where’s my daughter?” I asked. “Have any of you seen […]

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Church Hospitality? Take Mom’s Advice by Rev. Dr. Robb Almy

by: Larry Davies | March 27, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Robb Almy serves as Pastor with me at Fredericksburg United Methodist. Previously, Robb was director of a church coaching and consulting ministry called ChurchIngenuity.Com where he also publishes a blog. Holy Week and Easter often means more people will consider attending a nearby church, maybe for the first time. They will be […]

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A Prayer for Lent

by: Larry Davies | March 22, 2017

I am frequently asked the meaning of the season called Lent: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is preparation through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, giving, atonement and self-denial. During Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain […]

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