Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Elections, Church & Holy Communion

by: Larry Davies | November 10, 2018

As a teenager, Author Annie Dillard questioned the values and faith of her parents. Like most young people Annie wasn’t eager to spend Sunday mornings in church. Often, she was sitting in the front row of the balcony with her friends poking fun of the women in their fancy dresses and the men in their […]

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Wanted, Needed: Peacekeepers

by: Larry Davies | November 2, 2018

Our nation is experiencing more turmoil now than anytime I can remember since the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal but the last few weeks were especially disheartening, filled with acts of violence and hate crimes. Two people shot down in a grocery store simply because they were black. Letter bombs mailed to leaders in […]

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If You Could Live Your Life Over Again

by: Larry Davies | October 25, 2018

“If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?” The question was asked in a survey of people aged 90 or more. Of the many answers given, three were mentioned more than others. • If I had it to do over again, I would reflect more. • If I had it […]

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by: Larry Davies | October 19, 2018

I grew up loving Halloween: the candy, scary costumes, more candy, horror movies, jumping out of the bushes screaming, “Boo!” Did I mention the candy? My elementary school held Halloween carnivals with costume judging, cake walks, bobbing for apples and other games. Inevitably, a few of us would bring water balloons and bomb the crowd […]

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

by: Larry Davies | October 11, 2018

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too may be holy.Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I may […]

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Church Bazaar

by: Larry Davies | October 3, 2018

Mell and I often traveled to Bazaars. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well as meeting people at various churches I supervised. I also bought enough cakes and pies to add inches to my waistline. Bazaars, however, also offer unique opportunities to be the church in action. How does your church provide hospitality to strangers? A […]

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Florence Recovery

by: Larry Davies | September 29, 2018

“Free” For further study and Small Groups: How is God guiding you, your group or your church to get more involved in supplying help to those impacted by Hurricane Florence? Send an email to and receive this free three to four session “Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Bible Study” for free. Use it to guide your group or church […]

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After Florence

by: Larry Davies | September 21, 2018

The wind was bad, but the water was worse. In a television interview, the police chief in Wilmington, NC feared this would be a storm of Biblical proportions! At least thirty-six people killed with well over a million homes without power. Thousands are homeless still in emergency shelters. Over 1500 roads throughout the state are […]

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by: Larry Davies | September 16, 2018

Confession: Hurricanes scare me. As I write this, Hurricane Florence is due soon. Where I live should only receive parts of this major storm, but I have relatives and friends in North Carolina and Virginia who are directly in the path. Predicted to be one of the worst storms to strike the Carolinas in many […]

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Feeling Anxious? God’s Relief!

by: Larry Davies | September 6, 2018

  One day, I was hit with a few difficulties which left me feeling anxious and concerned. That night, unable to sleep, I started praying and searching through Scripture. I even searched Google for prayers about anxiousness. In the process I discovered a devotion with this scripture from 1 Peter. “Be clear minded and self-controlled […]

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