Author: Jenny Cudahy

19 Sep Longing: A Deeper Thirst

O God, I want so to belong; teach me to accept. I want to be close; teach me to reach out. I want a place where I am welcome; teach me to open my arms. I want mercy; teach me to forgive. I want beauty; teach me honesty. I want peace; show me the eye of...

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18 Sep Walking Wet:  The Life-Giving Waters of Baptism

Walking Wet:  The Life-Giving Waters of Baptism Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17 September 15, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church What comes to mind when I say the word “baptism”?  Baptism is practiced by all Christian churches, but we practice it in such different ways and for different reasons and under different...

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11 Sep 911: Before and After

September 11, 2019 Blog Post 9/11.  Where were you the morning of September 11, 2001?  For many of us, there are memories and images from that day that are forever seared into our psyches.  There have been other such national events:  the bombing of Pearl Harbor,...

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09 Sep Walking Wet: The Birthing Waters of Creation

Walking Wet:  The Birthing Waters of Creation Genesis 1:1-2:3 September 8, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Click below to hear Sunday's Sermon! [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/9_8_19-Sermon.m4a"][/audio] This morning we embark on a new sermon series called, Walking Wet.  As you can probably guess, these sermons are all about water.  Perhaps you haven’t...

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05 Sep God’s Presence in the Chaos

As I write this blog, Hurricane Dorian is off the coast of the southeastern United States battering the coastline with 120-mile an hour winds and dumping torrential amounts of rainfall.  The pictures coming out of the Bahamas, where Dorian struck earlier this week as a...

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03 Sep Malachi:  Because of God’s Love

Majoring on the Minors Malachi:  Because of God’s Love Malachi 3:1-4 and 4:1-6 September 1, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Eleven weeks ago, we started our summertime journey through the Minor Prophets, and today, we arrive at the twelfth and final one, the prophet Malachi.  Malachi writes 450 years...

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29 Aug The Hard Work of Love

August 29, 2019 Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear someone bemoan the state of affairs in our public discourse.  From family, friends, neighbors, and parishioners alike I hear laments of the incivility, the lack of respect, the name calling, the polarization coming from...

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28 Aug Zechariah:  A Purpose-Driven Life

Majoring on the Minors Zechariah:  A Purpose-Driven Life Zechariah 14:1-9 August 25, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church  Click below to hear the sermon. [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Sunday-August-25-2019.m4a"][/audio] Leo Tolstoy is regarded as one of the great novelists in world literature.  He wrote many books of lasting significance, including War and Peace.  Most people...

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23 Aug Embracing God’s Invitation

Within the past month, two stories have appeared in the newspaper that put the randomness of life on vivid display.  In one instance, the randomness was tragic; in the other, inspirational. The two events both occurred on beaches, but the beaches were over 5000 miles apart. ...

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21 Aug Haggai Is for Hope

Majoring on the Minors Haggai Is for Hope Haggai 1:7-11 and 2:1-9 August 18, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church With the conclusion of the prophet Zephaniah, who we read last week, the Minor Prophets take a sharp turn.  Up to this point the prophets had been tasked with calling...

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