Devotions


Sleeping in the Midst of Storms

by: Larry Davies | December 12, 2014

In the midst of Christmas preparations, this week has been stress-filled so the following three stories were helpful for me. I pray they are equally helpful and hopeful for you. Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or awesome for me. But I […]

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Ten Books for Christmas 2014 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | December 10, 2014

Here are the second five of my top ten books for Christmas. They are not always religious books but they are interesting and helpful. With each book I enclose information provided by Amazon.com followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.” Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, […]

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10 Books for Christmas 2014

by: Larry Davies | December 5, 2014

When asked a question, I may not know the answer but I often suggest a book. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are books to consider for Christmas. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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Church: Lighthouses in the Media

by: Larry Davies | November 29, 2014

I love talking about the Lighthouses who shine a light in the darkness within our churches but I seldom talk about public figures and media personalities who consistently shine the light of Christ into the world around them. There is little Christian content or witness in the media whether it be newspapers, television or the […]

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Church 4: Lifetree Cafe

by: Larry Davies | November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Day, offers the opportunity to pause and reflect. Paul, wrote: “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’ people but is […]

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Church: Prayer, Care, Share – The Thirty Day Challenge

by: Larry Davies | November 15, 2014

Last week, I asked: How do we take God’s amazing grace outside our church walls? How do we focus more on bearing fruit for Christ? How can I present myself more as a fellow-pilgrim rather than an expert? How can you be an activist, whose actions speak louder than words? How can we witness better […]

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Church: Searching for Answers

by: Larry Davies | November 8, 2014

Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians met Rev. Billy Graham at his home in Montreat, NC. Gabe shared some of the work they were doing in third world countries. Rev. Graham reflected on everything, he shared with him, smiled and said: “Back when we did those big crusades in football stadiums and arenas, the […]

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Church: Searching for Purpose

by: Larry Davies | November 2, 2014

Before becoming a pastor, I managed an automobile dealership which involved spending a good portion of my time training and leading sales people. At least once a week, there was a sales meeting with demonstrations, stories, times of sharing and teaching moments. I always wanted the meeting to be motivational and stimulating but… The meeting […]

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Praying for… Me?

by: Larry Davies | October 26, 2014

Dear God, Please: Teach me. Keep me. Hold me. Help me. I want to be better than I was yesterday. Amen. – Christian Today This is a good prayer… for me. But should prayer ever be about me? Shouldn’t I be more concerned about the needs of others? When airline attendants review safety instructions before […]

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Honoring Our Clergy

by: Larry Davies | October 19, 2014

God knew Israel would need a code, so Moses was given a love for the law. God knew the doctrine of grace would need a fiery advocate, so Paul was set ablaze. God knew what your generation would need and gave it. God designed you. — Max Lucado We are designed by God specifically for […]

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