Dreaming Big & The Prayer of Jabez

by: Larry Davies | April 24, 2018

Diane Sawyer, former co-anchor for, “Good Morning America” talked in Guidepost magazine about meeting Catherine Marshall, the famous author. Expecting a typical pep talk, Diane was not prepared for what Catherine had to say: “You have set goals, but I don’t think you set them high enough. I think you should take those goals and expand […]

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Becoming A Tough Encourager

by: Larry Davies | April 19, 2018

Years ago, before becoming a pastor, I was perilously close to being fired.                                                          My job as a manager began with such promise. I moved the family from Richmond to Virginia Beach for what seemed to be the opportunity of a lifetime. I was in charge of a thriving metropolitan automobile dealership. At first, everything […]

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Praying for… Me?

by: Larry Davies | April 10, 2018

Dear God, Please:   Teach me.   Keep me.   Hold me.   Help me. I want to be better than I was yesterday. Amen.           — Christian Today   This is a good prayer… for me. But should prayer ever be about me? Shouldn’t I be more concerned about the needs of others? When airline attendants review safety instructions before […]

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The Clerk and a Bag of Mulch

by: Larry Davies | April 3, 2018

I needed a bag of mulch at the discount store but the cashier discovered a hole in the bag so someone was sent to bring us another. Meanwhile, we waited. Then, another item was missing a price tag so once again someone was sent to find the correct price. We waited some more. While we […]

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