Suicide


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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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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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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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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