Devotions


Christmas Attack

by: Larry Davies | December 14, 2018

It was a cold, December night as Judy finished working the late shift. Although warned not to walk through the parking lot alone, she was in a hurry. Nearing the car, Judy felt rather than heard a presence rushing toward her. A rough hand grabbed her by the neck jerking back hard. Both feet left […]

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Christmas Tacky Lights

by: Larry Davies | December 5, 2018

For me, Christmas used to start with lights – lots of lights. What can I say? I grew up in Virginia Beach, home of the “Tacky Light” tour. At the beach we like to say: “Brighter lights on the outside mean brighter, happier families inside.” If true – our family has been deliriously happy! One […]

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Ten Books for Christmas – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | November 28, 2018

Here are the second five books of “Ten Books for Christmas.” I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With […]

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10 Books for Christmas

by: Larry Davies | November 23, 2018

“Ten Books for Christmas” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for Christmas and the new year approaching. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no particular order. With each book […]

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Going Deeper on Thanksgiving

by: Larry Davies | November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays that hasn’t been overly commercialized yet, unless you count grocery stores. We eat. We visit family. We eat some more. We watch a football game. We eat again. But Thanksgiving Day was originally designed to give us a rare opportunity to slow down and be thankful. Whether for […]

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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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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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