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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Scripture plus Letters Equals Hope

by: Larry Davies | April 5, 2014

During Holy Week we remember what Jesus endured on the last week of his earthly life. Why? Why did Jesus have to suffer and die in this this way? What does it really mean? What follows are several Scripture readings accompanied by real letters sent in by our readers. My prayer is that you will […]

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Success, Despair, Faith

by: Larry Davies | February 15, 2014

It was the best year ever. Our company shattered every sales record. Profits were exceptional. We even set a record for fewest customer complaints. It seemed that we could do no wrong. After the final results were tallied, we congratulated each other and handed out bonus checks. By the next day the celebrating was over […]

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Comfort and a Computer?

by: Larry Davies | February 9, 2014

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.   So I searched the word: “comfort.” In just a few […]

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Psalm 51 & Basketball

by: Larry Davies | January 26, 2014

Do you want to discover my worst flaws? Just ask my daughter, Lisa. She will happily tell all. For example, there was a time I behaved in a most un-preacher-like manner. It seemed fitting to include parts of King David’s written confession in Psalm 51 along with my own admission.   Have mercy on me, […]

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Advent: A Time to Forgive

by: Larry Davies | December 8, 2013

Years ago, a man told one of our small groups how his son was murdered in the midst of a robbery and the murderer was going on trial in a few days. With tearful eyes, the father described the struggle he would face, day after day sitting in a courtroom listening to gruesome testimony and […]

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Suitcases and Stress

by: Larry Davies | November 16, 2011

                                                  Here is a unique way to have fun! Line up ten suitcases and attempt to carry them all at the same time. “Let’s see, I can jam this one under my arm. This one goes on top of my head, while this one goes between my legs!”  Now, just to keep things exciting, invite […]

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Divorce, Healing Comfort and Ministry Part 3

by: Larry Davies | March 3, 2010

A woman dying of emphysema taught me the hard way that God will not often physically heal someone just because they ask: rather healing is an extraordinary miracle which should never be reduced to an everyday occurrence. However, God does promise and is always offering healing comfort. Paul wrote: “God is the source of every […]

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Divorce: When it Strikes Your Pastor – Part 3 — Solutions

by: Larry Davies | February 8, 2010

For the last two weeks, I’ve described the heartbreak of clergy divorce. In addition to the excruciating personal pain of a marital break-up there is also the public humiliation of having your leadership skills and even your spirituality challenged before the church and community. Recent statistics show the divorce rate for clergy has risen to […]

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Divorce: When It Strikes Your Pastor Part 2

by: Larry Davies | February 7, 2010

Last week, I wrote about the heartbreak of clergy divorce: “No one is immune to the tragedy of marital distress and divorce… not even the men and women who devote their livelihood to serving God.” In addition to the excruciating personal pain of a marital break-up there is also the public humiliation of having your […]

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