Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


Peacemaker

by: Larry Davies | August 1, 2015

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. — Romans 14:19 God promises that those who make peace will be blessed: “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9) But to make peace, a person must be at peace. A person who is filled with turmoil will inject that […]

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A Tale of Hospitality

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2015

Mell (my wife) and I were attending a conference at a large hotel. The session ended early so we wandered through the lobby looking for a restaurant. At the entrance of one restaurant, the greeter said: “We’re closed now but should be open in 30 minutes.” “We were hoping to eat an early lunch.” I […]

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Fred Brown and Cooking

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2015

Just before graduating high school, I secured a summer job at a local hotel to work in maintenance, which means, I cut grass. But two days before school ended, the hotel decided to hire someone else. I went home upset, almost in tears and swore: “I’m going job-hunting and not coming back until I get […]

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80 Ain’t What It Used to Be!

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2015

Recently, I drove to Virginia Beach early on a Sunday morning to watch an ordination service… for my mother! My 80 something mother was ordained as an assistant pastor in charge of Women’s Ministry at Beach Fellowship Church. Let me repeat that… My 80 something mother was ordained as a pastor. For the first time […]

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That Didn’t Hurt!

by: Larry Davies | July 4, 2015

Playing around sewing machines was a dumb thing to do, even for a four-year-old. Too much running and not enough looking eventually causes accidents and mine was a big one. The table for holding fabric was just above my eye level and I ran into it hard, fell backwards and started screaming. Blood was spurting […]

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Ten Books for Summer – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | June 23, 2015

“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 2015. 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 2015

by: Larry Davies | June 15, 2015

“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 2015. 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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Bishop Pereira of Cuba

by: Larry Davies | June 11, 2015

As United Methodists all over Virginia prepare to gather for Annual Conference, I am reminded of another Methodist from Cuba – Bishop Pereira. During his time as Bishop the Methodist Church went from being on the verge of extinction to an explosion producing hundreds of new churches throughout Cuba. How did this miracle leading to […]

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Give It Away

by: Larry Davies | June 6, 2015

Recently, Mell and I moved from a three story house full of furniture, mementos and stuff to a one floor, 55 plus condominium less than half the size. So, in addition to the normal stress and strain of moving we also faced a serious dilemma of how to reduce our possessions by more than 50%. […]

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Suicide: Janice’s Story – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | May 30, 2015

“I know I just sent in a prayer request but I am scared. I am not afraid to die. I am afraid to live!” According to recent estimates, over thirty-four thousand people a year in America commit suicide. Actually it gets worse because suicides are often falsely or mistakenly reported as automobile wrecks, household accidents […]

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