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Providing Real Help is Never Easy! – Conclusion to $7.43 – Taking Action

by: Larry Davies | June 25, 2012

I faced a dilemma. Several years ago, a mother needing $7.43 for baby food taught critical lessons about being more alert to God-given opportunities to help others. Recently, I received another chance to help a couple wanting a ride to church but they were too far away and I suspected a con. That seemed to […]

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Building Trust

by: Larry Davies | June 24, 2012

I found this recently on a blog. The author is specifically talking about our United Methodist Church but his ideas could help us all in creative ways establish more trust within our churches and our denominations. from MIKE MATHER – a U.M. pastor in Indianapolis, IN, doing creative and innovative ministries and thinking outside the […]

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$7.43 – Taking Action

by: Larry Davies | June 18, 2012

Last week, I republished a column describing a missed opportunity to help a mother attempting to buy $7.43 worth of baby food in a grocery store. There are no acceptable excuses. I messed up. The column serves as an ongoing reminder to be more vigilant for the opportunities God gives to help someone in need. […]

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Fathers Day

by: Larry Davies | June 16, 2012

Fathers are misunderstood, unfairly stereotyped and often don’t get enough credit. At least that’s my side of the story. So for me, Father’s Day gives everyone the chance to recognize someone who is often overlooked. Here is how Father’s Day began, according to Wikipedia:   “The first observance of Father’s Day is believed to have […]

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by: Larry Davies | June 11, 2012

The checkout line at the local grocery store was long and I was in a hurry. Seeing another line nearly empty, I walked over and stood behind the only customer still to make a purchase. A young twenty-something woman was holding a small basket with ten to fifteen jars of baby food. There was nothing […]

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Faith, Hope and Love: Weddings

by: Larry Davies | June 10, 2012

I have been a part of literally hundreds of weddings over the years, each one beautiful in its own way. Several weeks ago, I was part of a wedding for my nephew. The couple wanted a service on a beach within a few miles of their home. The beach would always be a special part […]

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Bethlehem UMC Helps to Build a House in Alabama

by: Larry Davies | June 8, 2012

The Mission Team at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta spent the week of April 15 in Rainsville, Alabama helping to build a house for the Goin family.  The family lost everything in tornados that hit the area in April of last year.  One of three children in the family lost her life; a grandfather lost a leg. […]

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Top Ten Books for 2012 – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 4, 2012

Here are the second five of my top ten books for 2012. They are not always religious books but they are interesting and helpful. With each book I’ll enclose information provided by the publisher or followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.”   Remember the Future: Praying for the Church and Change […]

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I saw what I saw and I can’t forget it

by: Larry Davies | June 3, 2012

I discovered the following poem in a book by Noel Brewer Yeatts: “Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time”   I saw what I saw and I can’t forget it I heard what I heard and I can’t go back I know what I know and I can’t deny it Something […]

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