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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 days 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by Larry Davies.

Worry and thanksgiving

Worry is like a rocking chair — it will give you something to do but get you nowhere. Worry is like a disease — it ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Confession and the flying basketball goal

Like everyone, preachers make mistakes, mess up, screw up and even commit a few grievous sins. Just ask my daughter, Lisa. She will happily provide ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Time to laugh

I  asked during a worship service — “Are there any prayer needs today?” One person mentioned a neighbor who was sick. Another spoke of a ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Church bazaar

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

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

Clues from a worn Bible

When asked to speak for someone at a funeral, I look for clues to help me say something personal others would readily recognize. One family ... Read more

5 months ago by Larry Davies.

‘1-800-2HEAVEN?’

Children ask interesting questions. Many years ago, my 11-year-old son, walked into the office and asked: “Dad, why did you become a minister?” Great question ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Courage and foolishness

Courage and foolishness: The difference between the two is really not that great. What is courage to some is foolishness to others. Do you remember ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

Cooking and Fred Brown

Just before graduating high school, I secured a summer job at a local hotel to work in maintenance, which means, I cut grass. But two days before ... Read more

6 months ago by Larry Davies.

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