Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


10 Books for Christmas 2017 Part 2

by: Larry Davies | November 16, 2017

Here are the second five books of “Ten Books for Christmas.” I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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Ten Books for Christmas 2017

by: Larry Davies | November 9, 2017

“Ten Books for Christmas” 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 Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With each book […]

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Walk Across the Room

by: Larry Davies | November 1, 2017

Bill Hybels writes in: Just Walk Across the Room: “What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying “hello” to someone, you could change that person forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest […]

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$10 Challenge: Practicing Extravagant Generosity

by: Larry Davies | October 24, 2017

“Recently, my husband and I visited your church. We received along with everyone else, a gift – a $10 bill – as part of your Practicing Extravagant Generosity Campaign. We were encouraged to either multiply the gift and bring the proceeds back as an offering or use the gift for one or more acts of […]

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Shark Tank

by: Larry Davies | October 17, 2017

I had a dream where one of the “Shark Tank” investors (I think it was “Mr. Wonderful) had me on the show and asked: “If I wanted to invest a million dollars in a church, why would I choose yours?” I found myself stammering: “Why are you asking?”   He said: “I want to invest […]

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Responding to God’s Invitation: Sri Lanka

by: Larry Davies | October 11, 2017

God challenged a church I served in 2004 to think bigger and miracles followed. In December, a Tsunami devastated parts of Asia. We raised money and accepted several projects including sponsoring a ship full of rice to Sri Lanka. Then I was asked: “Would you go with us to Sri Lanka? You could see the […]

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Responding to God’s Invitation

by: Larry Davies | October 3, 2017

Church leaders tell me: “There is little hope for our church. We are small and only getting smaller. In response last week, I shared a parable Jesus told about sending invitations to a great feast and the people invited didn’t come. In other words, we the church receive an invitation to God’s feast and we […]

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God’s Invitation to a Feast

by: Larry Davies | September 28, 2017

When I visit other churches, leaders tell me: “There is little hope for our church to have any influence in our community much less the world. We are small and only getting smaller. We can hardly pay the pastor much less help anyone else. We have only few young people. People who attend church are […]

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Better Health? Better Choices!

by: Larry Davies | September 20, 2017

I started regularly video-taping a short message about upcoming events at our church to post online. Feedback was mostly positive except for one “friend” who suggested I purchase a tripod and film future messages from above so people would not see the sags and wrinkles around my chin and neck.   “What?” I thought. “What […]

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In the Midst of Harvey and Irma: Remembering David and Ferris

by: Larry Davies | September 14, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused catastrophic damage to areas throughout Texas, Louisiana and Florida as well as the Caribbean Islands. In addition, our church also experienced the loss of two faithful leaders, David Brumbaugh and Ferris Belman who made a difference in our church and our community. As we prayed, raised funds, sent needed supplies […]

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