Suicide: Janice’s Story

by: Larry Davies | May 21, 2015

Years ago, I received an email through our Sowing Seeds Prayer Ministry: “Please pray. I know God is my Savior. I know nothing is impossible without Him but I am overwhelmed and knowing just isn’t enough right now. I know suicide is a sin but I hope that God will know my heart and forgive […]

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Suicide and “The Dance”

by: Larry Davies | May 15, 2015

And I, I’m glad I didn’t know The way it all would end The way it all would go. Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I’d have had to miss the dance. I enjoy listening to the Garth Brooks song, “The Dance,” but years ago something happened […]

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Kicking Cats – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | May 9, 2015

Last week: Jim was angry at his wife so he yelled at Larry who then threatened Robin, who insulted her receptionist who then went home and punished her son who in a fit of rage – and the son kicked his poor innocent cat. Do you get the picture? Wouldn’t Jim be better off going […]

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Problems, Faith, Opportunities – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | April 10, 2015

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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Problems – Faith – Opportunities

by: Larry Davies | April 1, 2015

Problems can become opportunities for growth. Well, I had a problem. Could my problem really become an opportunity for growth? 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. […]

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Angry Jesus – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | March 28, 2015

A TV Newscast showed a man standing at a busy intersection wearing a large sign that said: “I cheated. This is my punishment.” When interviewed the man said, “I’m wearing the sign as punishment for being unfaithful. I thought she was kidding.” After a pause, he added: “She wasn’t kidding!” Later he said, “In order […]

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Angry Jesus

by: Larry Davies | March 21, 2015

“How would you describe Jesus in one or two words?” I asked the youth in our Bible study. They chimed in quickly with love, goodness, humble, pious, kind, caring, devout, meek and gentle. “So, what do you think Jesus would actually look like?” They mentioned long hair, pale skin and a constant smile, like a […]

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Easter: You Forgot Me!

by: Larry Davies | March 14, 2015

I assumed my daughter was with someone else. Following worship services, we were going with a group to lunch. When I arrived, a funny sensation began forming in the pit of my stomach. I tried to remain calm but in the rush to gather up my materials and drive to the restaurant, I’m embarrassed to […]

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Problems: From Friends to Peace

by: Larry Davies | March 6, 2015

Every morning, Mell 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 your […]

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War Over the Thermostat?

by: Larry Davies | February 26, 2015

We had a thermostat problem and it was getting out of hand. Actually, we had a thermostat war!! Does this sound drastic? Well, let me prove my point. One dictionary defines “war” as “An armed conflict between two parties.” We definitely had two parties who were armed and dangerous. • One group wants the temperature […]

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