Poverty and $7.43

by: Larry Davies | January 15, 2017

The following true story is a vivid reminder to be alert for opportunities God provides to help others. I blew it and missed a valuable opportunity. But I also learned critical lessons which is why I share this story again. Over the next few weeks, I hope to share some of those lessons learned and […]

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

by: Larry Davies | January 5, 2017

• “I’ve been battling breast cancer for almost 4 years now…” • “Losing my husband of 52 years has been very difficult…” • “I was at death’s doorstep after a recent heart attack…” • “I had just given birth to my baby girl and was feeling scared…” Each person struggled physically, emotionally and spiritually. Each […]

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Spread Your Wings and Fly

by: Larry Davies | December 29, 2016

There is a parable about a wild goose shot down by a local hunter. Only wounded in one wing, the goose landed safely in a barnyard. The chickens were quite startled by this sudden visitor from the sky. After becoming more comfortable with the stranger, they began to ask about what had been seen but […]

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Roof Repairs and Shepherds

by: Larry Davies | December 25, 2016

Just when you begin to accept your life the way it is: busy yet comfortable. God sends a messenger turning it all upside down. You are forced to reexamine yourself and change directions but only then do you discover the miracle of the Christ child. But, if you miss the message, you miss everything. A […]

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Tacky Christmas Lights

by: Larry Davies | December 15, 2016

For me, Christmas used to start with lights – lots of lights. What can I say? I grew up in Virginia Beach, home of the “Tacky Light” tour. At the beach we like to say: “Brighter lights on the outside mean brighter, happier families inside.” If true – our family has been deliriously happy! One […]

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God Can… God Has…

by: Larry Davies | December 6, 2016

Before any church meeting there is a devotion where someone reads an excerpt from a book or tells a story. Lisa Boatwright however, had something else in mind. She brought an old cardboard box filled with slips of paper and asked each of us to take one and write a statement about something God can […]

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10 Books for Christmas and 2017 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | November 29, 2016

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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Faith of A Widow

by: Larry Davies | November 17, 2016

Jesus told a story about a widow and two coins, that I studied, preached and taught for years but until recently, missed part of what Jesus was teaching. Here is the story: While Jesus was in the Temple, He watched rich people dropping gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and […]

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A Gift, A Flag — Encouragement

by: Larry Davies | November 9, 2016

Recently, I received a surprise package containing a large American Flag. I had no clue why I would receive such a beautiful gift in the mail. There was a certificate inside: “This is to certify that the accompanying flag was flown over the United States Capitol at the request of Senator Tim Johnson of South […]

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Church: Boring or Life Changing?

by: Larry Davies | October 27, 2016

Some people describe church as boring. At times, maybe, but the following stories happened to real people in the church I serve. Similar stories could be told by most any church. Boring? No way! A woman was devastated when she unexpectedly found herself in the middle of a divorce. She had all the emotions of […]

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