Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


A Perspective Lifter

by: Larry Davies | May 21, 2016

The United Methodist Church I serve and love is going through difficult times. Delegates from all over the world gathered recently to set policy and direction for the church. Meeting every four years, General Conference is the leadership body that speaks for our church. For ten days, delegates tried to resolve important issues. In the […]

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Remembering Bishop Cho

by: Larry Davies | May 14, 2016

For the last four years, our Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church made up of over 1100 churches has been led by Bishop Young Jin Cho. Bishop Cho will be retiring later this year. As his tenure comes to an end, I have been asking myself: what was Bishop Cho’s greatest contribution to our […]

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Foolishness or Courage?

by: Larry Davies | May 5, 2016

It takes a lot of courage, to put things in God’s hands, To give ourselves completely, our lives, our hopes, our plans. To follow where God leads us and make His will our own. But all it takes is foolishness, to go the way alone! — Anonymous Courage and Foolishness: The difference between the two […]

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Retreat for One

by: Larry Davies | April 28, 2016

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” (Mat. 5:14) I believe Jesus is referring to each of us as the light but also the church can be the light. There are many creative ways to be the church. Here is one of my favorite examples: One hot summer Friday evening, seventy-eight single adults […]

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Ten Books for Summer 2016 Part 2

by: Larry Davies | April 14, 2016

“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 the second five of my ten favorite books for summer of 2016. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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Ten Books for Summer of 2016

by: Larry Davies | April 12, 2016

“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 2016. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With each book there is information […]

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Integrity

by: Larry Davies | March 23, 2016

China built the “Great Wall” stretching thousands of miles, to ensure their security from foreign invaders. Yet during the first hundred years after the wall was completed, China was successfully invaded three times, not by going over the wall or tearing it down, but by bribing the guards and simply marching through the gates. China […]

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Easter and The Little Church that Could

by: Larry Davies | March 15, 2016

Do you remember, “The Little Engine that Could?” A train full of toy animals, dolls and every kind of thing boys or girls could want was stranded and could not get over the mountain to the village of children on the other side. What would they do? • A shiny new engine, asked by the […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar

by: Larry Davies | March 11, 2016

Every year at this time I look through my oldies but goodies music collection and listen to a Rock Opera popular during my teenage years: “Jesus Christ Superstar.” One song tells the story about Palm Sunday starting with crowd that greets Jesus as he rides into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Hosanna, Heysanna, […]

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Will it Take Six Strong Men to Bring You Back?

by: Larry Davies | March 5, 2016

A newspaper ad displayed a photograph of six men carrying a coffin through the doors of a church. The caption read: “Will it take six strong men to bring you back?” Will it take six strong men to bring you back? The ad made me feel uncomfortable but the question was a good one. A […]

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