Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog


by: Larry Davies | October 28, 2012

A few days ago, we welcomed our first grandson, Jackson Berkley Davies into the world. So far, I’m happy to say that dad, mother and baby are healthy. Our family is richly blessed.     However, this journey as a grandparent is just beginning. I have so many mixed emotions. I’m excited about the possibilities […]

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“Big Rocks”

by: Larry Davies | October 21, 2012

I read this story in two different books on the same day. Very unusual. Is this a sign?   The instructor fills a large jar with big rocks until he cannot possibly add another. He asks if the jar is full. Everyone agrees that there is no more room for more rocks.   So the […]

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

by: Larry Davies | October 14, 2012

We Christians, frequently talk about God and about Jesus Christ but what about the Holy Spirit? Jesus said: “If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.” (John 14:15-17)   So, how […]

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Advice for Churches on Christmas Mission Giving

by: Larry Davies | October 10, 2012

Focus Can Help Christmas Mission Giving – by Tom Berlin (From “Leading Ideas”)     Many churches confront a question of missional focus, especially as the holiday season approaches. One group proposes an angel tree project. Another wants to do a coat drive. Someone else is collecting toiletries for the homeless, grocery cards for the […]

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Intense Sorrow and Intense Joy

by: Larry Davies | October 7, 2012

This week could best be described as intense: exciting and joyful, but at other times, agonizing and sometimes immensely painful. This week was a study in contrast…. intense.   It was exciting and joyful to welcome Bishop Cho to Lynchburg and have the honor of participating in a special service, ordaining one of our pastors, […]

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A Lynchburg College Student from Afghanistan

by: Larry Davies | October 3, 2012

Several months ago, I had lunch at the Lynchburg College cafeteria with Husnia, a new student from Afghanistan. I found her story fascinating and wanted to share it with you. Husnia is available to speak at any of our churches. She is very respectful and appreciative of the opportunities offered to her by the United […]

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