Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Walk to Emmaus

by: Larry Davies | April 29, 2012

Recently, one of our pastors along with others in our area spent a weekend participating in a spiritual movement called “Walk to Emmaus.” The walk begins on Thursday night and ends Sunday afternoon with a worship service celebrating the journey. Those who experience the walk talk of vital lessons learned, lives forever changed, new friendships […]

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Somewhere Out There by Bishop Robert Schnase

by: Larry Davies | April 23, 2012

Somewhere out there is a five-year-old boy who doesn’t know that right now plans are being made by a congregation he’s never heard of to offer a neighborhood vacation Bible school that will change the direction of his life. The songs he will sing will stick in his mind, the stories of Jesus will enliven […]

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A Widow’s Faith

by: Larry Davies | April 22, 2012

I confess: For years, I have been shortsighted. When I read the following story. I think about money.   While Jesus was in the Temple, He watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, […]

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We are all ‘Hokies’

by: Larry Davies | April 16, 2012

At a wedding the couple wrote their own vows. The husband chose an original way to express his love saying, “My anticipation for our marriage is similar to that of Virginia Tech fans eagerly awaiting their football team to enter the stadium. “Enter Sandman” is blaring in the background as the anticipation builds. The music […]

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Ripples of God’s Love

by: Larry Davies | April 15, 2012

Ripples of God’s Love       by Ree Cathy   Ree Cathy writes the newsletter for Keysville UMC, a church I served several years ago. Recently, her son, died. The following story shares valuable ideas on how to cope when we are seriously hurting. My prayer is that you find something helpful in this story […]

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Knocked Down by a Wall?

by: Larry Davies | April 9, 2012

“We need three strong volunteers,” I said to the congregation for our Sunday children’s message. Hesitantly, (I have a reputation for embarrassing folks.) three men came forward. I placed them side by side and announced: “You are to be a wall. No matter what I say or do, you must not let me through. Do […]

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Easter and Hope

by: Larry Davies | April 8, 2012

I love Lent, Holy Week and Easter more than any other time of the year. I deeply appreciate the weeks of preparation leading up to Easter. I love Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, the Easter sunrise service and the Easter services that follow.   This is a time of intense and passionate worship as well as […]

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Difficult Week and Psalm 73

by: Larry Davies | April 1, 2012

This week seemed more frustrating to me than usual. Maybe it’s because, I spent more time in several churches that were struggling. It’s difficult to not identify with their pain.   I thought: “Maybe, I won’t write anything today. After all, who needs to read the painful ramblings of someone who experienced a tough few […]

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