Devotions


Elijah: Victory to Despair to Faith Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 20, 2017

Our business experienced the best year ever but I was feeling despair. Elijah witnessed the awe-inspiring power of God at Mount Carmel but never received the opportunity to savor it. Instead, he ran for his life, escaped to the desert and begged God to take his life. At times, even after significant accomplishments we can […]

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Turning Points and Elijah: Victory to Despair to Faith

by: Larry Davies | June 17, 2017

It was the best year ever. Our company shattered every sales record. Profits were exceptional. We even set a record for fewest customer complaints. It seemed that we could do no wrong. After the final results were tallied, we congratulated each other and handed out bonus checks. By the next day the celebrating was over […]

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Fathers Day and Uncle Bobby

by: Larry Davies | June 11, 2017

Father’s Day is not meant to just honor biological fathers. Father’s Day also recognizes fatherly influence from wherever it comes. I was fortunate to be influenced by several men. One of them was Uncle Bobby. After completing two tours in Vietnam, Uncle Bobby claimed three things, he would never live without again: air conditioning, hot showers […]

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Heart Trouble

by: Larry Davies | June 1, 2017

I am a fortunate pastor. My overall health has always been good but I wasn’t always good about maintaining my health. However, recently, almost any exertion caused chest pains and shortness of breath. A doctor suggested I go to a cardiologist immediately. Within days, I was tested, hospitalized and received three stents in my heart. […]

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10 Books for Summer of 2017 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | May 26, 2017

“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 second five of my favorite books for summer of 2017. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by Amazon.com followed […]

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10 Books for Summer – Part One

by: Larry Davies | May 17, 2017

“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 2017. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by Amazon.com followed by, “Why I […]

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Snakes and Psalm 23

by: Larry Davies | May 14, 2017

A few years ago, I read the following from, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young: “The challenge that continually comes before you is to trust Me and search for My way through each day.” At the time, I confess to laughing out loud and admitting my struggle to abide by this sentence. Let me explain:   […]

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Mothers Day and Growing Older

by: Larry Davies | May 3, 2017

Several years ago, I watched my mother, Martha Davies, ordained by her church as minister for women. She is 80+, a grandmother of four and a great-grandmother of three. As the pastor laid hands to ordain her, I couldn’t be prouder but I also had to step back and rethink what it means to grow […]

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Kicking Cats

by: Larry Davies | April 26, 2017

The steering wheel was never gripped tighter as Jim drove to work Monday morning. Jim, the owner of a local automobile dealership was angry — real angry. Early that morning his wife forcefully exclaimed: “I can’t take your workaholic ways anymore. We’re through. If you don’t learn to spend more time with me and your […]

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Facing the High Dive

by: Larry Davies | April 19, 2017

Telling my dad, “I want to jump off the high diving board at the adult pool,” sounded brave spoken from the safety of the ground. But, as I joined the line climbing the endless steps necessary to reach the diving area my ‘fearless’ words sounded like the dumb bragging of the eight-year-old boy, I was. […]

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