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Larry Davies, Author at Farmville

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More $10 challenge stories

Recently, each family received a $10 bill with a challenge to multiply and use it in a way that would help someone or some organization ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

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Leadership and the cockroach letter

On a dinner flight, the man opened his meal. Right on top of the salad he saw an enormous cockroach. When he got home, he ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 15, 2021 6:00 am

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Column – What’s going down

The song on the radio was an old sixties hit, “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills wrote it as part of a ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Monday, October 11, 2021 4:38 pm

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What’s going down

The song on the radio was an old sixties hit, “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills wrote it as part of a ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:00 am

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One tornado, two churches – Part 2

Early one Saturday morning, Cordelia Alexander awoke to the sounds of a concrete truck and men talking. The sounds coming from just outside her bedroom ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 am

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One tornado, two churches

I read an ad that said, “95% of our daily decisions could be made by most anyone. It is the other 5%, the crucial 5% ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

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Heaven and hell

Ship of fools or lifeboat to heaven? Did you hear about the man traveling from New York to Atlanta on a business trip? Upon arrival, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 10, 2021 6:00 am

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The $10 challenge

A church giving away $10 bills? Whoever heard of such a thing? Especially in September when most churches are having stewardship campaigns to raise more ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 am

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Riding a dead horse

Bill Dettmer wrote: “The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to the next, says that when you discover you are ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 27, 2021 6:00 am

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How do we prepare for the return of Christ?

A church member emailed asking about end times. One sentence stuck with me: “Most Christians do not have an appropriate understanding and appreciation for the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 20, 2021 6:00 am

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God comforts us so we can comfort others

We all occasionally suffer. Some hurt more than others, but all of us experience pain in different ways at different times. We also helplessly witness ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 13, 2021 6:00 am

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Persistent prayer is a part of our relationship with God

We pray about something important or painful. We desperately need an answer. We hope for a response of comfort and understanding, but no answer comes, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 6, 2021 6:00 am

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Prayer is a crucial tool in battle of good vs. evil

The novel “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti is about a struggling church deciding whether to keep their new pastor. The pastor asked a church ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 am

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Why should I go to church?

As we would say in the south, I was raised right. My family attended church off and on. Being a Navy family, we moved frequently, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:00 am

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Teachers exhibit duty, honor and grace

Anyone in the military, looking at this title, “Duty, honor, grace,” would be tempted to correct me. The more familiar phrase is “duty, honor, country.” ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:00 am

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How do we react when we stumble?

For a children’s message I wanted to illustrate Job from the Bible losing his family and his possessions. I said, “At any time, your calm ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, July 2, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Why I am so passionate about serving

Our church along with others support a group of aid organizations and churches in New Mexico and in El Paso, on the border with Mexico. ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:43 pm

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The impossible dream is alive in each of us

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Even during tragedy and disappointment, God is in control. If you learn to trust God, you will ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, May 21, 2021 6:00 am

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In search of the impossible dream

My favorite song within my favorite play, “Man of La Mancha.” is “Impossible Dream.” The story is loosely based on “Don Quixote” by Miguel Cervantes ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

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Reconciliation and healing puts old hurts behind us

Years ago, I visited someone who after a few moments began to weep. “I’m so sorry.” For the next hour, I heard a sad story ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, May 7, 2021 6:00 am

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Believers reach out to suicidal person

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a series on a person contemplating suicide. Years ago, someone sent me several emails. No one ever wants ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 30, 2021 6:00 am

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How can we help those contemplating suicide?

Years ago, I received an email. “Please pray. I know God is my Savior. I know nothing is impossible, but I am overwhelmed. I know ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 23, 2021 6:00 am

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Offering seeds of encouragement and hope

The stranger who entered the church was young and new to the community, struggling with her faith and her identity while facing serious problems. She ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 am

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Remembering the real meaning of Easter

If you walk through Walmart and look for Easter, you will find candy — lots and lots of candy. If you read the newspaper ads, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

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I saw what I saw…

Inspired by what she witnessed on a mission trip, Sara Groves wrote the following song. I saw what I saw, and I can’t forget it ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

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Are we working as cathedral builders?

An older man was hiking in the woods with a young friend when they stumbled upon a big, angry bear. Both men took off running, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, March 26, 2021 6:00 am

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Who can you be a servant for today?

Before the pandemic changed everything, there was a once-a-year ritual for United Methodist pastors and leaders called Annual Conference. Several thousand people gather in a ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, March 19, 2021 6:00 am

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