Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


Church Stories

by: Larry Davies | August 7, 2018

Church Stories Often the church is referred to as light. Like a moth, I am drawn to the light. Sometimes I fly close to the light and enjoy the warmth. Other times I stray into the dimly lit area and fly my own way. God allows me to dart out into the dark, but I […]

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“42” and Remembering Charlottesville

by: Larry Davies | August 3, 2018

“42” is 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. The loud racist remarks were degrading, vicious and cruel. Frustrated, Jackie swung the bat at a bad pitch, hit a fly ball and was easily put out. […]

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Churches: Letters and Testimonies

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2018

“My church is my loving family. We searched for years and God blessed us. An ad about the choir brought us here, a nice couple told us about the service, “Come and See!” Been here ever since.” “I walked into a church to see a play my youngest son was in. I had not set […]

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Refrigerators and Churches

by: Larry Davies | July 18, 2018

Years ago, we needed to replace our refrigerator. My first stop was to the closest mega hardware store. It didn’t take long to find a refrigerator on sale that matched our needs. Spotting an employee, I asked: “I see an interesting refrigerator. Can I ask you a few questions?” He smiled and said, “I’m sorry, […]

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Seeking the Lost: Really?

by: Larry Davies | July 11, 2018

The stranger who entered the church was young and new to the community, struggling with her faith, with her identity and facing serious problems. She tentatively took her place in the back of the sanctuary as the service began. There was a time where prayers were spoken aloud by anyone. Hearing their prayers, she felt […]

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Softball, Three Men and a Creek

by: Larry Davies | July 6, 2018

Years ago, several members of our church suggested we join a church softball league. I was concerned. “Church leagues have a reputation for being more softball and less church. Will playing softball be more important than our mission? Does this really help us reach new people for Christ?” Reluctantly, I agreed to be part of […]

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Faith and Baseball

by: Larry Davies | June 28, 2018

I grew up playing and watching baseball. For my final message before retirement, I attempted to apply what I learned from Scripture and from baseball to recreate a worship service that would be experienced much like a game. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real.   Our pretend baseball game features some of the […]

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Faith and Baseball – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 28, 2018

My final message before retirement, applied what I learned from Scripture and baseball to recreate a game between Major League All Stars against the staff of our church. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real. But something is not right. Something is missing. A critical ingredient is left out. Yes, we play as members […]

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Faith & Baseball – Pt 2

by: Larry Davies | June 21, 2018

I grew up playing and watching baseball. For my final message before retirement, I applied what I learned from Scripture and from baseball to recreate a lesson that would be experienced much like a game. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real.   Good baseball players understand their strengths and weaknesses so when playing […]

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Eight Scholarships – Eight Lessons

by: Larry Davies | June 6, 2018

Years ago, eight high school seniors received a college scholarship. In addition to being intelligent these students were chosen because they were the first in their family to attend college. All eight winners allowed me to read and quote from their scholarship letters. Each letter highlights a story offering an inspiring example of courage and […]

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