Author: Jenny Cudahy

09 Oct Reflect, Release, Renew

Repost: While Pastor Michelle is taking a much-needed study leave, we are reposting some of her greatest hits! This has not been a particularly spectacular year for autumn.  Whether it was too much rain for too long, or too much heat in to October, or something...

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26 Sep The Change of Spiritual Seasons

While Pastor Michelle is away on a much-deserved study break, we are reposting some of the "best of" her amazing writings. Not infrequently in my faith journey, I find that I am in need of a “traveling companion.”  A couple of weeks ago I began reading...

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22 Sep Walking Wet:  Thirst & Longing When Water is Absent

Walking Wet:  Thirst & Longing When Water is Absent Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 42:1-2 September 22, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/9-22-19-sermon.m4a"][/audio] In the first two weeks of our Walking Wet series, we have looked at the watery chaos from which creation was birthed and at the life-giving...

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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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