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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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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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