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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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A Perspective Lifter

by: Larry Davies | May 21, 2016

The United Methodist Church I serve and love is going through difficult times. Delegates from all over the world gathered recently to set policy and direction for the church. Meeting every four years, General Conference is the leadership body that speaks for our church. For ten days, delegates tried to resolve important issues. In the […]

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Foolishness or Courage?

by: Larry Davies | May 5, 2016

It takes a lot of courage, to put things in God’s hands, To give ourselves completely, our lives, our hopes, our plans. To follow where God leads us and make His will our own. But all it takes is foolishness, to go the way alone! — Anonymous Courage and Foolishness: The difference between the two […]

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Retreat for One

by: Larry Davies | April 28, 2016

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.” (Mat. 5:14) I believe Jesus is referring to each of us as the light but also the church can be the light. There are many creative ways to be the church. Here is one of my favorite examples: One hot summer Friday evening, seventy-eight single adults […]

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Will it Take Six Strong Men to Bring You Back?

by: Larry Davies | March 5, 2016

A newspaper ad displayed a photograph of six men carrying a coffin through the doors of a church. The caption read: “Will it take six strong men to bring you back?” Will it take six strong men to bring you back? The ad made me feel uncomfortable but the question was a good one. A […]

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Pornography: Hearing from a Victim

by: Larry Davies | August 20, 2015

Jared Fogle, famous as the weight-loss pitchman for Subway restaurants was recently convicted for buying and selling child pornography and soliciting sex with minors. Hundreds of other people, not so famous are regularly caught, convicted and jailed for sexual crimes. The stories are often front page news but what about the victims? Their stories are […]

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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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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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Problems – Faith – Opportunities

by: Larry Davies | April 1, 2015

Problems can become opportunities for growth. Well, I had a problem. Could my problem really become an opportunity for growth? I encouraged visitors to our SowingSeedsofFaith.com Website to share concerns through an interactive web page, entitled “Prayer Needs.” Over the next few weeks, I received nearly one hundred requests for prayer from around the world. […]

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Feeling Anxious? God’s Relief!

by: Larry Davies | July 26, 2014

Recently, I was hit with a few surprises that left me feeling anxious and concerned about several ministries. For most of the night before a critical meeting, I was unable to sleep and started praying. In addition, I started searching through Scripture and even googled prayers for anxiousness. I found a lot of Scripture discovered […]

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