Only $7.43 – Taking Next Steps to Help Those in Poverty

by: Larry Davies | January 29, 2015

The preacher was a gifted speaker whose heart was clearly loving and open to the most difficult problems. He had great affection for not only that congregation but the community in which they lived. One Sunday he spoke from his heart about a dilemma he felt with great sorrow. With candor he asked the question, […]

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Only $7.43 – Becoming Proactive in Helping the Poor

by: Larry Davies | January 24, 2015

Recently, I described a missed opportunity to help a mother buy $7.43 worth of baby food. There are no acceptable excuses. I messed up. But getting involved with helping those in poverty is not easy. Improving financial resources alone is no guarantee. In fact, improving financial resources alone can actually complicate matters. Often, for every […]

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Only $7.43 – Understanding Poverty

by: Larry Davies | January 19, 2015

Last week, I described a missed opportunity to help a mother attempting to buy $7.43 worth of baby food in a grocery store. There are no acceptable excuses. I messed up. $7.43 serves as an ongoing reminder to be more vigilant for opportunities to help someone in need. “Thank you so much for ‘Only 7.43.’ […]

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Only $7.43

by: Larry Davies | January 9, 2015

The following true story more than any other reminds me to be alert for opportunities God continually gives to help others in need. I blew it. I missed a valuable opportunity and learned a critical lesson. Over the next few weeks, I hope to share some of those lessons learned and offer ways that we […]

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Psalm One & John Wesley

by: Larry Davies | January 1, 2015

January can be an opportunity given by God to start over. One question guides me: “How can I strengthen my relationship with God this year?” Psalm one gets straight to the point when it comes to our relationship with God. Every day, we make choices. Will those choices be good or not…? “Oh, the joys […]

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I Want to Fly

by: Larry Davies | December 27, 2014

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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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 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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