Larry Davies, Author at Farmville

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Sowing Seeds: Winter shelter

Our church participated in housing 65 homeless guests for a week. During that week, we provided a place to sleep along with breakfast and dinner. ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, February 3, 2023 5:27 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Tap, Tap, Tap: Worship

Tap-tap, tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap-tap: annoying sounds? Maybe, but it could mean much more. Captain Eugene ‘Red’ McDaniel tapped on the walls of his cell in the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, January 27, 2023 8:49 am

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Larry Davies: Sowing Seeds — Shoveling snow

Years ago, our neighborhood was blasted with eighteen inches of snow. I was stranded at home, but it was nice to relax and enjoy the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:29 pm

Church & Community

Sowing Seeds: Epworth, St. Simons and The Wesley Brothers

Mell and I love to visit “Epworth by the Sea” a retreat center in St. Simons, Georgia; named for the England home of John and ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, January 14, 2023 12:14 am

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Sowing Seeds — 2023, $10 challenge and letters

Over the past few weeks, I challenged our congregation to take $10 and either multiply it and donate it to our Potter’s House mission for ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, January 8, 2023 8:46 am

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Sowing Seeds — Christmas and tacky lights

For me, Christmas used to start with lights – lots of lights. What can I say? I grew up in Virginia Beach, home of the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, December 30, 2022 4:32 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Christmas: I’m just a business owner

One person not often seen in any nativity scene is the innkeeper. Often, he is portrayed as the bad guy who makes Mary and Joseph ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, December 24, 2022 3:11 pm

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Sowing Seeds — The wise men

The story of the Wise Men by almost any account is strange. Most Bible stories are about the people of Israel. The Wise Men or ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, December 16, 2022 5:26 pm

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Sowing Seeds: Let’s take a look back at Christmas 1989

Do you remember December of 1989? News organizations broadcast live from the Berlin Wall as it came crashing down symbolizing the rapidly imploding collapse of ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:17 am

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Sowing Seeds — Now what? A story of God and money

Christians are not immune to financial problems. One article claimed the percentage of Christians declaring bankruptcy is roughly the same as non-Christians. Yet, in Matthew ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, December 2, 2022 3:43 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Duty, honor, grace and teachers

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, Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:00 am

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Sowing Seeds — Answering life’s final questions

Recently, I was asked: “Most Christians do not have an appropriate understanding and appreciation for the end times and the return of Christ. How did ... Read more

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

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Sowing Seeds — Job: 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, Thursday, November 10, 2022 1:53 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Take risks, make sacrifices

Chip Ingram wrote, “Good to Great in God’s Eyes: Ten Practices Great Christians Have In Common.” Two of those practices stood out for me: Take ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, November 5, 2022 3:53 pm

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Sowing Seeds — An old-fashioned fire engine red water pump

Zig Ziglar once told a story of an old-fashioned, fire-engine red, hand water pump. I have seldom used one but there was a time, if ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, October 30, 2022 8:00 am

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Sowing Seeds: Now what?

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, October 21, 2022 8:43 am

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Sowing Seeds — European sampler

If you want to see as much of Europe as you can in one trip then read on but if you want to savor the ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, October 15, 2022 6:23 pm

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Sowing Seeds: A story about church bazaars and ministry

Mell and I often traveled to church bazaars. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well as meeting people at various churches I supervised. I also bought ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:54 pm

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Sowing Seeds — The thermostat war

We had a thermostat problem and it was getting out of hand. Actually, we had a thermostat war!! Does this sound drastic? Well, let me ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 30, 2022 9:29 am

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Sowing Seeds — Pick up your cross…and fly? 

There is a parable about a wild goose shot down by a local hunter. Only wounded in one wing, the goose landed safely in a ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, September 24, 2022 6:41 am

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All it cost was a simple $7.43

I’ve learned the hard way that helping opportunities are often unplanned and if you are not careful unnoticed. I share this story occasionally to remind ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:00 am

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Sowing Seeds — I just wanted some mulch

I  was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some mulch at Wal-Mart and go home but ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 2, 2022 9:50 am

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Sowing Seeds — Living at peace in a cat-kicking world

This story was originally told by my friend and mentor Zig Ziglar. I also want to say that no cats were harmed in the writing ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 26, 2022 4:11 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Godly influence and shooting stars

A  friend recently described tense moments while waiting for his wife’s surgery. He wrote: “It was ten o’clock at night and she was outside looking ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 19, 2022 9:08 am

Church & Community

Sowing Seeds — Surfing for God

You don’t hear much about it anymore but during the 1960’s and early 70’s there was nothing cooler than surfing for someone my age. Surfers ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 am

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Sowing Seeds — Don’t hesitate: Take a ‘walk across the room’

“What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying “hello” to someone, you could change that person forever? Just a few steps ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, August 5, 2022 12:31 pm

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Sowing Seeds — Evangelism? Not Me!

My home church supported a mission ship sailing to poorer countries offering free books, and other supplies. They also sponsored students who volunteered to do ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:51 am

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