Devotions


That Didn’t Hurt!

by: Larry Davies | July 4, 2015

Playing around sewing machines was a dumb thing to do, even for a four-year-old. Too much running and not enough looking eventually causes accidents and mine was a big one. The table for holding fabric was just above my eye level and I ran into it hard, fell backwards and started screaming. Blood was spurting […]

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Ten Books for Summer – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | June 23, 2015

“Ten Books for Summer” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are the second five of my ten favorite books for summer of 2015. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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Ten Books for Summer 2015

by: Larry Davies | June 15, 2015

“Ten Books for Summer” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for summer of 2015. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With each book there is information […]

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Bishop Pereira of Cuba

by: Larry Davies | June 11, 2015

As United Methodists all over Virginia prepare to gather for Annual Conference, I am reminded of another Methodist from Cuba – Bishop Pereira. During his time as Bishop the Methodist Church went from being on the verge of extinction to an explosion producing hundreds of new churches throughout Cuba. How did this miracle leading to […]

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Give It Away

by: Larry Davies | June 6, 2015

Recently, Mell and I moved from a three story house full of furniture, mementos and stuff to a one floor, 55 plus condominium less than half the size. So, in addition to the normal stress and strain of moving we also faced a serious dilemma of how to reduce our possessions by more than 50%. […]

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Suicide: Janice’s Story – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | May 30, 2015

“I know I just sent in a prayer request but I am scared. I am not afraid to die. I am afraid to live!” According to recent estimates, over thirty-four thousand people a year in America commit suicide. Actually it gets worse because suicides are often falsely or mistakenly reported as automobile wrecks, household accidents […]

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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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