Breaking Cycle of Guilt

by: Larry Davies | September 25, 2016

On our first visit, after a few moments, she began to weep. “I’m so sorry.” For the next hour, I heard a sad story of mistakes, misunderstandings and family disagreements. None of them seemed all that serious, but her speech was tortured with words of guilt and hurt. “Will God ever forgive me?” she asked. […]

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Preacher Pride

by: Larry Davies | September 14, 2016

“Are you the preacher?” the voice asked over the phone. “Yes, I am.” I replied. “Why do you ask?” “A few weeks ago, I was a visitor in your church and heard your sermon. Could I ask a few questions?” “Sure.” I said with a smile, expecting a compliment. “You told a story about a […]

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Pushing Buttons, Waiting and Faith

by: Larry Davies | September 11, 2016

We are all placed on earth and called by God for a purpose. But, what is our purpose? How do we find out? What do we do in the midst of searching for our purpose? How will we know that what we’re feeling is our God given purpose? Questions, questions, questions! A Biblical example of […]

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Comfort by Computer

by: Larry Davies | September 2, 2016

I was a little slow entering the computer age, but it didn’t take long to see the potential. One benefit was learning how to use a Bible study program. I happened to be teaching a lesson on “comfort” which called for looking up examples in the Bible. So I searched through the program for the […]

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Laura Ellis: Walk for Suicide Prevention

by: Larry Davies | August 26, 2016

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. The signature event for raising funds and increasing awareness are: “Out of the Darkness Walks for Suicide Prevention.” The walks produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite […]

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Two Tragedies: A Christian Response

by: Larry Davies | August 17, 2016

Years ago, the peace and tranquility of our area was shattered by two tragedies. The first was a suicide. She was well known and loved so the news was a devastating surprise. We will never know what drove her to end her life but we know the awful impact her suicide has on friends and […]

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Popeye and Spinach Theology – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | August 4, 2016

When Popeye the Sailor needed help, there was always a can of spinach nearby to provide a supernatural fix. It’s tempting to think of God as the can of spinach, ready to provide answers. “Spinach Theology” is only good when a miracle follows. What happens if there is no miracle? Some people leave the church […]

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Popeye and Spinach Theology

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2016

I grew up watching, Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. Each episode usually centered on someone, namely Brutus messing with Popeye’s girl, Olive Oyl. Popeye would take the harassment for a while but the bad stuff kept piling on and he would get madder and madder until, at some point Popeye would cry out: “That’s all […]

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Town Hall Meeting with President Obama – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | July 22, 2016

In the midst of a crisis of violence, ABC News invited three people from our church to attend a National Town Hall meeting where President Obama was asked questions by people from around the country. We didn’t get a chance to ask our questions but came away knowing we were meant to be there. The […]

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Town Hall with President Obama

by: Larry Davies | July 17, 2016

It all started with an email from ABC News: “In the aftermath of the tragic events that have shaken the country over the past two weeks, ABC News would like to invite you to participate in a unique broadcast: a town hall with the President of the United States that will air nationwide on Thursday, […]

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