Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Three Stories of Courage

by: Larry Davies | August 30, 2011

Three Stories of Courage and Faith                                                       “It’s been a rough week! An earthquake and a Hurricane! Could you use a story of inspiration in the midst of struggle? Me too. Here are the stories of brave souls who demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of difficulty.”             For some, ‘Vietnam’ is only an […]

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Hurricane Irene

by: Larry Davies | August 28, 2011

Note: We need volunteers and donations today as we package meals for the children in drought stricken Somalia. Our goal is more modest as we seek to provide 20,000 or more meals but this goal seems more realistic as we seek to gather our resources to help those impacted by Hurricane Irene.. While there, I’ll […]

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Earthquakes, Drought and Hurricane Irene

by: Larry Davies | August 25, 2011

Earthquakes, Drought and Hurricane Irene   Where were you when the earthquake struck Virginia? I was in a restaurant in Virginia Beach that was built on pilings over the water. The building started swaying. I thought a ship struck the pier. The shaking was so violent, the restaurant almost slipped into the sea. It took […]

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“That Didn’t Hurt!”

by: Larry Davies | August 23, 2011

That Didn’t Hurt!                                                                    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 shelf for holding the fabric was just above eye level and I hit it hard and started screaming. Blood […]

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A Life Changed

by: Larry Davies | August 21, 2011

For me, there is nothing else quite like the thrill of being part of a church. Why? I thought you’d never ask. Because it is in the church where you and I are privileged to watch lives being transformed and used by God. A few weeks ago, I was reminded of just how special that […]

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Having Fun

by: Larry Davies | August 19, 2011

Do you know what the top reason is for why volunteers leave? According to Sue Barge of Volunteer Central, the number one reason is…   Are you ready?   It stopped being fun.   Interesting! I expected something a little more spiritual but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. “It […]

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Psalm 15 and Integrity

by: Larry Davies | August 16, 2011

                                  The ancient Chinese built the “Great Wall” which stretches for several thousand miles, to ensure their security from foreign invaders. Yet during the first hundred years after the wall was completed, China was successfully invaded three times, not by going over the wall or tearing it down, but by bribing the guards and […]

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Sunday Prayer

by: Larry Davies | August 14, 2011

It’s been an interesting week. Last Sunday, I was marching in a parade through the main streets of Durbin, South Africa: Thousands of Christians marching through the streets singing, talking and waving. A few of the churches brought their choirs. The Salvation Army band was playing. It was quite a spectacle. This was a first […]

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From South Africa: World Methodist Conference

by: Larry Davies | August 11, 2011

Over two thousand representatives, including six of us from Virginia entered The World Methodist Conference in Durbin, South Africa. Led by the Africa University Choir, we sang a South African song, “Siyahamba” and clapped as we welcomed the parade of banners symbolizing Methodists from nearly sixty countries and from every continent except Antarctica.   Siyahamba […]

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South Africa: The Zulu

by: Larry Davies | August 9, 2011

Before entering a Zulu village you must first walk through a long circular pathway surrounded by a massive wooden fence to end up at a gate. There you ask the guard for permission to enter. Until then you are considered to be the enemy and the villagers will fight to defend themselves.   “Sanibona,” (Hi.) […]

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