Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Lessons on Life and Fishing from Blacky – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | February 4, 2016

My grandfather Blacky asked me to go with him fishing and shrimping. My older cousin laughed and warned: “You’ll be sorry!” Yet, everything started smoothly as I helped toss out the nets and guide the boat. The work was hard but seeing the shrimp and working beside grandpa, the greatest fisherman in the world, made […]

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Shoveling Snow: Building Community

by: Larry Davies | January 20, 2016

A few years ago, just before Christmas, our neighborhood was blasted with approximately eighteen inches of snow: worst storm to hit our area in many years. Like most, I was forced to stay home. Yet, in the midst of being stranded at home, there was peace and quiet. Most of us don’t appreciate and fully […]

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Storms and Fishing: Lessons from Blacky

by: Larry Davies | January 20, 2016

When I was a child, our family frequently made the journey from Virginia to a small community near Panama City, Florida to visit our grandparents. Blacky, my grandfather owned a fishing house on West Bay and most mornings would either escort fishermen or go shrimping for bait sold in his store. Around noon Blacky would […]

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Aprons: Lessons from DAIL to Park View

by: Larry Davies | January 16, 2016

“And all of you must put on the apron of humility, to serve one another; for the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time.” — 1 Peter 5:5-6 (Good News Bible) […]

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Saying Good Bye to 2015

by: Larry Davies | January 1, 2016

Dave Berry, wrote in his annual “Year in Review” column: “We apologize but 2015 had so many negatives that we’re having trouble seeing the positives. It’s like we’re on the Titanic and it’s tilting at an 85-degree angle with its propellers way up in the air, and we’re dangling over the cold Atlantic trying to […]

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Anger, A Bright Cross & A Divine Warning

by: Larry Davies | December 28, 2015

I was angry? Why angry? I was attending an evening class at Lake Junaluska retreat center along with other church leaders. The speaker was teaching how churches approach the basics of what a church offers to the community through teaching, ministry, missions and programming. His goal was to compare two common church attitudes: • One […]

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Sculpture, Prayer and a New Year

by: Larry Davies | December 26, 2015

Bishop, Young Jin Cho gave a unique present this Christmas. A sculpture made from terra-cotta clay of someone in the midst of prayer created by professor Eui-Seok Oh, who teaches Environmental Sculpture at a University in South Korea. In an interview in the Grand Rapids Press, Professor Oh said: “Terra-Cotta has meaning to me… man […]

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A Unique Gift — A God Impression

by: Larry Davies | December 15, 2015

At the dinner table in front of each of us was a 12-inch-high sculpture of an angel, so beautiful we couldn’t help admiring. We noticed each angel on the table was different. One had larger wings, or was a different color or wore a different style of clothing but each angel was unique. After dinner, […]

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Ten Books for Christmas and 2016 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | December 7, 2015

Here are the second group of recommended books for 2016. They are not always religious but they are interesting and helpful. With each book I enclose information provided by followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.” The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian. In this important follow-up to […]

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Ten Books for Christmas and 2016

by: Larry Davies | December 2, 2015

When asked a question, I may not know the answer but I often suggest a book. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are books to consider for Christmas and 2016. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular […]

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