Lent, Sandi Patty and Coming Back to Church

by: Larry Davies | February 28, 2017

I was in and out of churches for many years before becoming more serious about my Christian walk in the 1980’s. During the 45-minute drive to and from work, I listened to Christian teaching tapes and to popular Christian artists to learn more about my faith and deepen my relationship with God. One of my […]

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Teach Me How to Pray – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | February 23, 2017

Last week’s column about prayer raised more questions than answers: Is God listening? How do we recognize God’s answers? Block out stresses? How do I make time? How much time? What if I’ve messed up, feel unworthy? When people pray for healing, what aren’t they healed? How can I pray for guidance? How can we […]

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Teach Me How to Pray

by: Larry Davies | February 17, 2017

“Does God answer prayers?” I asked. “Of course! Yes! Always!” People usually answer. “Then, why don’t we pray more frequently?” After a long silence, there are the usual excuses: “I’m busy! No time! God’s too busy! I don’t know what to say! I’m not worthy! I don’t know how!” Our reasons may sound different but […]

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$7.43 Conclusion: Mission and Miracle Linked

by: Larry Davies | February 10, 2017

I learned an important lesson, when I missed out on helping a young mother purchase $7.43 worth of baby food. That mistake guided me through the years to be on the lookout for opportunities God provides to help others. Are there risks involved? Certainly! Becoming more proactive in helping those struggling with poverty is never […]

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Poverty and $7.43 – Part 4

by: Larry Davies | February 2, 2017

The preacher was a gifted speaker whose heart was clearly loving and open to the most difficult problems. He had great affection for the congregation and the community in which they lived. One Sunday he spoke from his heart about a dilemma he felt with great sorrow. With candor he asked the question, “Why are […]

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