Stop the Busyness and Listen

by: Larry Davies | July 19, 2014

“Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find […]

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Hang in There? Really?

by: Larry Davies | July 6, 2014

I mean well but I have a bad habit. People occasionally come to me for spiritual guidance and counseling. I listen carefully and try to offer sound practical and Biblical advice but at one point I may say to someone; “Hang in there!”  A couple going through marital problems: “Hang in there? What is […]

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July 4 — “Remember Me”

by: Larry Davies | June 30, 2014

Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your flag, the flag of the United States of America. Something has been bothering me, so I thought I might talk it over with you. When you walk inside you wonder if you are entering […]

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Jerks on the Highway and Faith

by: Larry Davies | June 15, 2014

Imagine driving to work, minding your own business. Suddenly, someone runs a stop sign and with squealing tires, zips in front of your car, forcing you to slam on the brakes and swerve out of the way. You are a nervous wreck but the jerk in the other car never seems to acknowledge his mistake […]

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Fathers Day 2014

by: Larry Davies | June 14, 2014

For those of you who are Fathers – Happy Fathers Day. This is a special day for you. For the rest of us, we can remember our fathers or in some cases think about the meaning of forgiveness for our fathers. Over the years, I’ve seen some great sayings on the importance of being a […]

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Why am I Standing on a High Diving Board?

by: Larry Davies | June 9, 2014

I was seven years old, on a very high, high diving board looking down.  Nothing seemed more distant than the water below. The atmosphere around me seemed eerily still and dangerous. I was terrified.   Shortly after Jesus death, the disciples decided to go fishing, stayed out all night and caught nothing! Now what? Fishing […]

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The $5 Challenge

by: Larry Davies | June 1, 2014

At the end of a worship service, every family was handed an envelope. Enclosed was a five-dollar bill and instructions:   Take this $5 combined with whatever gifts or talents God has given you and use it for one act or several random acts of kindness toward someone you would not normally help or even […]

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10 Books for Summer 2014 Part 2

by: Larry Davies | May 25, 2014

Here are the second five of my top ten books for the summer. They are not always religious books but they are interesting and helpful. With each book I enclose information provided by followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.”   “Listen: Praying in a Noisy World” by Reubon P. Job. We […]

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10 Books for Summer 2014

by: Larry Davies | May 18, 2014

When asked a question, I may not know the answer but I often suggest a helpful book. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for summer of 2014. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no […]

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Pink Flamingos

by: Larry Davies | May 11, 2014

Many years ago, as a young and naive preacher, I was ambushed, bushwhacked, hijacked. What follows is my story…   I am being held captive by insidious members of our church youth group. As the esteemed writer Dave Berry would say: “I am not making this up!”   Also, my humble apologies to the Flamingo […]

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