Larry Davies, Author at Farmville

SOWING SEEDS

Sowing Seeds —We earn it?

There is an old commercial about an investment firm featuring British actor John Houseman in his immaculate 3-piece suit, a gold watch dangling from his ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:30 am

Columns

Sowing Seeds — Something cut me to the soul

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

by Larry Davies, Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:08 pm

Columns

Sowing Seeds — A church fire and Easter

One Friday morning, I received an emergency phone call about a fire at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Amelia. I drove out there immediately. To ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:27 pm

Columns

Holy Week and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Every year about this time I look through my oldies music and listen to a Rock Opera popular during my teenage years: “Jesus Christ Superstar.” ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 15, 2022 10:37 am

Columns

Sowing Seeds — It’s your church, It’s God’s church

Mike Abrashoff is the author of “It’s Your Ship” — Before Mike took command of the USS Benfold, he saw the opportunity to do something ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, April 10, 2022 10:12 am

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Day by day, more aware

Author and Consultant, Patrick Lencioni asks six questions to guide any organization seeking purpose. I would think any individual or church could ask the same ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, April 3, 2022 3:20 pm

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Sowing Seeds — ‘20/20’ and God’s Love

“20/20” featured a story about Mary who confessed to murdering Matthew, a pastor in Tennessee. According to the media, this was no ordinary murder. Why? ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:15 am

Columns

Sowing Seeds — The narrow door and humility

Flannery O’Connor wrote about Mrs. Turpin, a lady sure of her heavenly destination who does not hesitate to share this fact with others. Flannery shows ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:50 am

Columns

Dream big! Act small

As a pastor, I encourage churches to dream big dreams toward making a difference in people’s lives. I also emphasize the importance of forming good ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, March 10, 2022 3:04 pm

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Love the Lord

Recent statistics regarding the spiritual state of our country are alarming: 96% of Americans polled say they believe in God, 41% attend church, 13% of ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:25 am

Columns

Sowing Seeds: No pain? No gain!

Zig Ziglar used to say: “There is no elevator to the top. You’re going to have to take the stairs.” I learned that in sales, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, February 18, 2022 5:39 pm

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Stairway to Heaven

Some dormitories at Virginia Tech are grouped in quads: four buildings in a square with a grassy area in the center. That grassy area was ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, February 13, 2022 8:00 am

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Are you the Messiah?

Events this week seemed especially conflicted and depressing: Ukraine – Threat of invasion with potentially dire consequences. Pandemic – Lots of uncertainly. Is the end ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:15 am

Columns

Greatness as a No. 2: Dan Abrams and Robb Almy

Sometimes the hardest number to be in life is two: second string, second clarinet, vice president or assistant pastor. You are quite literally a heartbeat ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, January 29, 2022 4:27 pm

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Religion, fasting and wine

One day some people said to Jesus, “John the Baptist’s disciples fast and pray regularly, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why are ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, January 23, 2022 10:00 am

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Who Is Jesus?

2022 is off to a rough start. Sunday was warm and beautiful, but Monday brought a massive winter storm to our area dropping 10 to ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:00 am

Columns

Sowing Seeds — Resolutions

Every year, many of us make new year’s resolutions that are forgotten by Super Bowl Sunday. According to one website, here are the most common: ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, January 7, 2022 10:00 am

Columns

Real Christmas giving conclusion

Recently, I shared a plea from a family asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of who receives generously and who gets little ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, January 1, 2022 9:52 am

Columns

Christmas giving: Letter from Canada

Recently, I shared a plea from families asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of who receives generously and who gets little or ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, December 24, 2021 8:00 am

Columns

Christmas giving: Letters

I wrote about a plea for help from a family with no way to provide Christmas for their children. Question: How do you justify any ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, December 16, 2021 5:05 pm

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Christmas giving

A recent email: “Pray for my children. I know they will have nothing for Christmas, and it’s tearing my family apart. I don’t know how ... Read more

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

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Monopoly, change and children

I deal with changes nearly every day, but this one is too much. Monopoly replaced three of their game pieces: the thimble, the boot and ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:00 am

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10 church action words

If we want to be a healthy church, we must heed the warnings of the Bible. Don’t stop doing the good things that brought you ... Read more

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

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Four emails

The following four emails came at various times throughout my ministry. What each writer expresses is a need to connect with God, to be forgiven ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, November 12, 2021 6:00 am

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The Church: Judge or encourage?

Our family moved to a new area just as I entered the seventh grade. During the first week of school, I tried out for the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, November 5, 2021 6:00 am

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‘Hang in there’ and Colin Powell

When people came to me for spiritual guidance and counseling, I listened carefully and tried to offer sound, practical and biblical advice, but at one ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 29, 2021 6:00 am

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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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