Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Moses: Happily Ever After? Not!

by: Larry Davies | June 28, 2011

Enthusiasm can be misleading especially for ministers. It is so tempting to promote the victory of Christianity without warning of the cost: to broadcast the glory exclusive of the pain. “Become a Christian and live happily ever after,” we too quickly say but fail to explain what ever after means. Two seminary students went door-to-door […]

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Three Miracles: Faith expressed in Love

by: Larry Davies | June 26, 2011

I found this verse in Galatians: “For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.” (5:5) What matters is this: faith expressed in love. What matters is this: faith expressed in love. Miracles happen yet they often happen […]

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Recipe for Success by Jory Fisher

by: Larry Davies | June 24, 2011

I want to introduce Jory Fisher, director of Women Find Purpose, a lawyer turned life-coach and a leader in one of our churches. She writes a regular blog for women looking for purpose in their lives. I highly recommend that you check out her website and subscribe to her blog or listen to her radio show. She is […]

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Confession and Reconciliation

by: Larry Davies | June 21, 2011

            Two unmarried sisters once lived together but because of an argument stopped speaking to each other? Since neither one could afford to move they continued to live in the same rooms, use the same appliances and eat at the same table all without one word spoken between them. A chalk line divided the sleeping […]

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Suicide: Janice – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 17, 2011

     “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, […]

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Suicide: Janice

by: Larry Davies | June 14, 2011

Several years ago, I received the following email through our Sowing Seeds Ministry prayer website. “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 […]

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Prayer at Pentecost

by: Larry Davies | June 12, 2011

This week, is important in the life of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Delegates are elected, Resolutions discussed, reports including a finance report impacting our apportionments, recognition of pastoral appointments and going from eighteen districts to sixteen.  All of this is important but…  But, today we remember and celebrate Pentecost.  Acts 2:1-13 […]

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Pentecost, The Holy Spirit – A Button Called Faith

by: Larry Davies | June 10, 2011

Just before leaving, Jesus promised the disciples. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) A great promise but before receiving the power of the Holy Spirit, the […]

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A Child Sacrifice: Why?

by: Larry Davies | June 7, 2011

One of the first people you meet in the Bible is Abram later changed to Abraham. At the tender age of 75, he’s told to pack up his tent pegs and move. God adds; “oh by the way, you are also going to be a father.” A father? A father at 75?! Is God kidding? […]

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Sunday Prayer: Becoming Bold

by: Larry Davies | June 5, 2011

Becoming more Bold   I was attending a clergy meeting many years ago and was asked by one of my friends: “How are you?”   My usual reply, like most would be to say, “Fine!”   But this day for some reason, I wasn’t feeling fine and I told him so. For a few minutes […]

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