Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

A Different Look at Motivation

by: Larry Davies | July 29, 2011

I am a nut about buying motivational posters and products. But sometimes too much of a good thing is well… too much. Maybe that’s why I like this calendar from Despair, Inc. On the cover is a picture of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The caption reads: Mediocrity – It takes a lot less […]

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Dealing with Guilt and Shame

by: Larry Davies | July 26, 2011

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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Sunday Prayer

by: Larry Davies | July 24, 2011

“At times, I can be lazy.” Don’t get the wrong idea. I work hard but when it comes to doing chores around the house… I can be lazy. I don’t like chores or at least that’s what I usually say, This week, during vacation, I’ve been doing chores, lots and lots of chores: Cleaning, scraping, […]

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Surfs Up!

by: Larry Davies | July 22, 2011

During the 1960’s there was nothing more exciting than surfing for a teenager: Beach Boys music, parties on the beach and fun, fun, fun. Surfers dared to be unique. They acted and dressed different. Surfers wore pants with holes in the knees and T-shirts with surfer logos. They drove converted vans with surfboards on top. […]

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Stumbling and Job – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | July 19, 2011

Now what! I mentioned unexpected storms that cause you to stumble, so I faked a little stumble during our worship service and ended up falling… hard. Dumb! Very dumb! Speaking of unexpected storms: Weathermen told us to prepare for an inch or two of snow recently so no one panicked. But instead, the snow came […]

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Sunday Prayer – July 17

by: Larry Davies | July 17, 2011

In my devotions I read Psalm 13. This is a Psalm I seldom look at and every time I go back to it, I wonder why I don’t read it more often. There is an anguish in David as he cries out to God wondering if God or anyone else is listening. Psalm 13 – A […]

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Stumbling and Job

by: Larry Davies | July 15, 2011

Turning Points: Job & One String   Where did I go wrong? I was only trying to illustrate Job from the Bible suddenly losing his family and all his possessions. I said, “At any time, your calm and reasonable life can be disrupted and we stumble and fall…” so to make my point, I deliberately […]

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An Audacious Miracle

by: Larry Davies | July 12, 2011

An Audacious Miracle!   The city was surrounded by the enemy and slowly but surely starving to death. Donkey heads were being sold on the streets for food. Even little children were being fought over by parents to be eaten as food. Humanity had sunk to its lowest possible level. It could not get any […]

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Remembering Totsy

by: Larry Davies | July 10, 2011

Many years ago, there was a terrible fire in a small town I served as pastor. Two young children were killed. Survivors included a young boy and his mother. My church hosted the efforts of the community to help the young family. They collected furniture, clothes, toys and some money to help the family in […]

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Victory to Despair to Faith – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | July 8, 2011

We enjoyed our best year ever but I was feeling despair. Why? Elijah stood alone against 850 prophets of Baal and witnessed the awe-inspiring power of God at Mount Carmel but never received the opportunity to savor it. Instead, an enraged Queen Jezebel wanted him dead, so Elijah escaped to the desert, alone and begged […]

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