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God can work miracles through us

Drayton wrote about tense moments he experienced while waiting for his wife’s surgery. “It was 10 o’clock at night and Robin was outside looking at ... Read more

6 days ago by Larry Davies.

The old-fashioned, fire-engine-red water pump

In my office, there is an old-fashioned, fire-engine-red hand water pump given to me by a dear friend. I have seldom used one, but there ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Ministry also includes the sparrows

One morning following Easter during my quiet time with God, I was mentally rehashing all the wonderful things that happened. I was feeling good – ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Some continued thoughts on prayer

Last week’s message about prayer raised more questions than answers. Is God listening? How do we recognize God’s answers? How do we block out stresses? ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Prayer is a key to our relationship with God

“Does God answer prayer?” I asked. “Of course. Yes. Always,” people usually answer. “Then, why don’t we pray more frequently?” After a long silence, there ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Make friends with problems

“Make friends with problems in your life. The best way to befriend your problems is to thank Me for them. This simple act opens your ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Learning about trust in the dentist’s chair

If asked to name three scary movie scenes: • A flock of birds sitting, waiting, staring — ready to attack: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” • ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Blessed are the peacemakers

The Republican and the Democratic parties recently completed their conventions nominating their candidate for president of the U.S. From the speeches you would think that ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

What will you do with your field?

Our leadership group discussed a devotion called, “The Field” written by Bishop Schnase. We were asked to imagine ourselves receiving the gift of a field ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

A bright cross and pruning

I was angry? Why angry? I was attending an evening class at a retreat center along with other church leaders. The speaker was teaching how ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

COLUMN — The English teacher and buried treasure

My 10th-grade English teacher, Ms. Comstock, lived and breathed literature, drama, and the theater. At one time she had been a successful actress. When we ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

We have the capacity for great courage

I was a young boy walking home from baseball practice and noticed a shortcut through a neighbor’s backyard. There was a chicken coop, but I ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Psalm 23 from a shepherd’s viewpoint

Years ago, I took chaplain training at a nearby hospital. One of my first patients was a middle-aged woman who had been in the hospital ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Christians are not perfect

I was looking for something that would help me come to grips with what has been going on in the year 2020. I came across ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Can’t we hypocrites get along?

There was an article in The Washington Post about residents fighting at a retirement community in Orlando, Florida. It all started in 2016 when one resident ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Our flag is still the same flag

This July 4 has been unusual in so many ways. COVID-19 is causing unbelievable hardship medically and economically. We must take a deep hard look ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

God is our bridge over troubled water

In the spring of 1969, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were gone – brutally killed. Racial tensions were erupting across the U.S. The war ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

Fathers deserve honor too

Father’s Day recognizes someone who is often overlooked. The first observance of Father’s Day is believed to have been held in 1910 through the efforts ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

A prayer for guidance

For months, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down and still continues even as businesses and churches reopen. The risks to our health ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

Listen to the children

A few years ago, several fifth graders were given the opportunity to answer the question, “What do I know about God?” After reading their answers ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Was blind, but now I see

Within the first verse of “Amazing Grace” is the phrase: “I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see.” Many ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Remember those missing in action

This week, we celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those who died defending our country. Years ago, Jan Reger reminded me to ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Dream big, but 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

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

How good is your team?

Years ago, before becoming a pastor, I was perilously close to being fired. My job as a manager began with such promise, moving the family ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Growing stronger in crisis

I have a confession. I have really struggled to write this article. A post on Facebook describes my dilemma. “My most useless purchase of 2019? ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Unconditional love knows no bounds

Two friends, Bob and Allison Harbick live nearby. A few years ago, doctors began treating Allison for a brain tumor. Surgery and therapy were largely ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Adapting to conference call worship services

The phone pings start at 8:50 a.m. announcing who is attending worship. Ping – Ron and Sally, ping – Barbara, ping – Doug and Maren, ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

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