by: Larry Davies | January 24, 2012

“I hate meetings!” I’m not kidding! One thing I didn’t anticipate when becoming a minister, were the absurd number of meetings that come with church life. Have you ever been to a board meeting with the main topic being whether to pay someone to cut the grass or use volunteers? Churches often have hundreds of […]

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Aid for Blindness

by: Larry Davies | January 6, 2012

As we gathered, the teacher instructed each of us to choose a partner. “One of you will be blindfolded and the other will be a guide,” he added. Everything went black as I slipped on the blindfold and allowed my partner to nudge me forward and lead me by the hand. A once-familiar classroom was […]

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Comfort Food by Aurelia Cathey

by: Larry Davies | January 2, 2012

Aurelia (Ree) Cathey is a member of Keysville United Methodist Church, a church I served as pastor years ago. Ree writes a monthly devotional column for the church newsletter. Her son, Mark who was the same age as my daughter was a member of our youth group, helped with many of our worship services and […]

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Starting 2012 Right

by: Larry Davies | January 1, 2012

I love New Year’s Day. January 1 serves as a reminder of how we are given the opportunity by God to begin again, to start over. If I am going to start over, I want to start with a stronger foundation by answering the question:   “How can I strengthen my relationship with God this […]

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