Author: Jenny Cudahy

13 Jun Mental Health and Wholeness for All

No matter how or when it happens, the news of someone taking his or her own life is shocking and horrifying.  As a society, we have made important strides in mental health education and treatment, but suicide remains greatly stigmatized and misunderstood.  The recent deaths...

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12 Jun Church:  Relationships, Relationships

Church:  Relationships, Relationships Ephesians 5:21-6:9 June 10, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Misconceptions about church are legion:  church is a place that’s all about rules, especially the “thou shalt nots.” The people in churches are judgmental, hypocritical, fanatical, or uptight.  Churches are cold, sterile, boring and repetitive or...

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06 Jun Church:  Keepers of Negative Space

Church:  Keepers of Negative Space Ephesians 4:17-5:20 June 3, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church To this point in Paul’s letter, virtually everything has been stated with glowing affirmation.  Paul is extravagant in his enthusiasm, unstoppable in his praise. The energy of his verbiage overflows with metaphor and simile, stretching...

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24 May What do You Thirst For?

“Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters.” This is the opening line of Isaiah 55, a poetic, poignant, powerful chapter of the Old Testament writing ascribed to the prophet Isaiah.  The chapter is an invitation to Israel to enjoy life with God which is marked by...

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17 May Sin: Not a Popular Topic

This past weekend I spent two days in the dirt. On Friday I planted flower pots, pruned bushes, mowed the grass, put down mulch, and declared the deck “open for business” after hanging baskets and pots were moved into place. On Saturday I worked on...

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