Devotions


Merry Christmas from Apollo 8

by: Larry Davies | December 14, 2017

1968 was a difficult year. Vietnam War raging. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy assassinated. Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention. US Athletes protesting at the Olympics. However, there was at least one bright spot. In December: Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit […]

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Nativity Scenes & Family Traditions

by: Larry Davies | December 5, 2017

If you visit Fredericksburg United Methodist Church near Christmas you will see a large and intricate Nativity Scene. It’s not unusual to see families stop and have their picture taken in front of the unique display. This beautiful Creche is donated each year by the Wilson family who, years ago, decided to share their annual […]

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Joseph and #MeToo

by: Larry Davies | November 30, 2017

Unless you live in a cave, there is no escape from recent headlines. Women from all walks of life are speaking out and sharing stories of mistreatment and sexual harassment and the shame and embarrassment they’ve lived with. The many thousands of stories spawned a movement called #MeToo, revealing the seriousness of a problem that […]

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“Walk Across the Room” in a Grocery Store

by: Larry Davies | November 22, 2017

“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 in another human being.” This quote from a book […]

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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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