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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

3 days 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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Jesus guarantees hope for a brighter future

On the Monday following Easter, a restaurant owner must lay-off three employees that he can no longer afford because of the coronavirus crisis. On the ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Celebrate, ask, leave, meditate = CALM

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, so do our challenges as we hear the steadily worsening news. How do we live with the reality of social ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

In crisis, cling to hope

Crisis is just a term until it impacts you. Coronavirus, for many, is inconvenient shortages of toilet paper or spending long days and weeks staying ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Be still and listen to God

The threat of COVID-19 looms over everyone causing enforced isolation for some and for others, the stress of working and serving in the equivalent of ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Coronavirus and the Church

We’ve been exposed to a harsh new word over the past few weeks – the coronavirus or COVID-19. Thousands of people all over the world ... Read more

2 months ago by Larry Davies.

Prayers and poverty

How can we better understand what it means to live in poverty? A church leader sent a list of prayer requests of guests served at ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

A Widow’s gift

Jesus watched people dropping gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Preparing for Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is preparation through prayer, ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Too busy to listen

I was attending a leadership retreat where we were asking: “Are we doing too much busy work and not enough faith work?” If you want ... Read more

3 months ago by Larry Davies.

Shoveling snow became community event

Years ago, our neighborhood was blasted with approximately 18 inches of snow: the worst storm in many years. I was stranded at home, but it ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

Worry and softball

Jesus says, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34) As Christians, ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

When there is no light, follow God

And I, I’m glad I didn’t know The way it all would end The way it all would go. Our lives are better left to ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

Milkshakes and laughter

The morning devotional said “Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Don’t take yourself or your circumstances so seriously.” I would soon be acting out ... Read more

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

2020 begins with crisis

2020 started fast and furious with one crisis following another. Devastating fires throughout Australia. A series of earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Potential war with Iran. ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

The general

What is it like to be an American soldier, stationed overseas? We see news reports, but how do the troops who serve feel? How can ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

God impression

At the dinner table in front of each of us was a beautiful 12-inch-high sculpture of an angel. We noticed each angel was different. One ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

You have a special story to tell

Christmas should be a time of spiritual renewal for everyone. After all, we are celebrating Jesus’ birthday. But there are Christmas programs, special services and ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Christmas? Where is Jesus

A writer on a television variety show wanted to do an old-fashioned Christmas. Everyone thought he was nuts. This was Hollywood. There was no snow. ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Spiritual food toward better health

For a children’s message, I decided to line up 10 suitcases and attempt to carry them all at the same time. “Let’s see, I can ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Christmas checklist … confession?

Let’s see if I’ve got my Christmas to do list done: • Put up the Christmas tree — check. • Bought Christmas presents — check. ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Barbecued encouragement

To savor the best barbecue in the world, you just have to know how to get there: located on an old road that used to ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

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