Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

God’s Comfort & Hurricanes

by: Larry Davies | September 7, 2017

The news has been traumatic this week. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is still being felt in Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Irma is blowing through the Caribbean Islands as I write and expected to strike Florida by the time you receive this column. The lives lost, the families forced to live in shelters, the […]

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42 and Charlottesville

by: Larry Davies | August 28, 2017

A few years ago, I watched the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson, one of the first African-American Major-League Baseball players. In one scene, the opposing coach was taunting Jackie as he came up to bat. His loud racist remarks were vicious and cruel. Frustrated, Jackie swung the bat at a bad pitch, hit a fly […]

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Charlottesville & North Korea: What’s a Christian to Do?

by: Larry Davies | August 13, 2017

This week’s news took place in North Korea and Charlottesville, Virginia. One event features the blustering of two volatile leaders which threatens nuclear devastation while another vividly displays the racial hatred and animosity still infecting our local communities. In Charlottesville, a rally drew white nationalists from around the country to protest the removal of a […]

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Hospitality: A Parable of Two Restaurants

by: Larry Davies | August 8, 2017

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. However, another restaurant in this hotel is serving lunch now. […]

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Problems and Friends

by: Larry Davies | August 2, 2017

Every morning, my wife and I read “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. The devotions provide a framework to help us share our daily encounters with God and discuss and pray about what God is doing in our lives. But recently as we read our devotion, we had a different reaction: “Make friends with problems in […]

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Remembering Ann Salster

by: Larry Davies | July 21, 2017

Years ago, I was pastor of three churches trying to make a difference in Amelia County. The three churches were doing ok but I strongly felt we needed to do more for our community. The weekly paper, “The Amelia Bulletin Monitor” seemed to be a logical place to seek ideas, so one morning I walked […]

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Asking for Help Leads to Prayer Ministry

by: Larry Davies | July 17, 2017

Overwhelmed by email requests for prayer, I desperately sought God’s help and scriptural guidance. That’s when I discovered the story of a Roman officer who taught me a valuable lesson: “Just say the word from where you are, Jesus, and my servant will be healed.” (Luke 7:6-10) His trust and faith in Jesus Christ helped […]

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Ask for Help

by: Larry Davies | July 12, 2017

Problems can become opportunities for growth. Well, I had a problem. I encouraged visitors to our Website to share concerns through an interactive web page, entitled “Prayer Needs.” Over the next few weeks, I received nearly one hundred requests for prayer from around the world. Here are a few examples (Names changed and requests […]

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Taking a Stand: Daniel, Food & Movies

by: Larry Davies | July 9, 2017

Years ago, living as a small church pastor in a rural area, I would occasionally rent movies from the local video store. One day while browsing, I noticed a sign on a door: “No one under twenty-one allowed.” I thought. “Well, I’m twenty-one. Let’s take a peek!” Big mistake! The pictures on the video boxes […]

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Worship: Annoying Sounds or Vital Commuication

by: Larry Davies | June 29, 2017

Tap-tap, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap: annoying sounds? Maybe, but it could mean much more. Captain Eugene ‘Red’ McDaniel tapped on the walls of his cell in the Vietnamese Prisoner of War camp commonly known as the Hanoi Hilton. The taping was a secret code prisoners used to communicate with each other. The number one rule at the […]

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