New Year’s Resolution: Shoulder Your Cross and… Fly?

by: Larry Davies | December 26, 2011

There is a parable about a wild goose shot down by a local hunter. Only wounded in one wing, the goose landed safely in a barnyard. The chickens were quite startled by this sudden visitor from the sky. After becoming more comfortable with the stranger, they began to ask about what had been seen but […]

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Merry Christmas 2011

by: Larry Davies | December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!   Every church I’ve served had Christmas Eve services and always at 11:00 PM or multiple services including one at 11:00 PM. For me, this is the ultimate celebration of Christmas that always concluded with lit candles and the congregation singing “Silent Night.”   Until that moment, I always found it difficult to […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Christmas? Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | December 20, 2011

Recently, I shared a plea from a family asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of who receives generously and who gets little or nothing! Christmas was never meant to be that way.   That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel […]

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“Happy Birthday Mom”

by: Larry Davies | December 18, 2011

  This morning, Mell and I woke up early even for us and drove to Virginia Beach to visit my mother and attend church. Today she turns eighty years old and wants to worship with her family. As I was reflecting on my years with her, I remembered something I wrote a few years ago […]

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