Author: Jenny Cudahy

09 Apr Peter:  Four Steps Down the Mountain

Peter:  Four Steps Down the Mountain 2 Peter 1:16-19 and Matthew 17:1-9 April 7, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church What is the most afraid you have ever been?  Some people can point to a specific time or place or event that caused genuine terror to result—something like a...

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04 Apr Embracing Joy & Tidying Up

Do you ever feel like you are a little (or a lot) “late to the party”?  This happens to me with some frequency, in part because I don’t watch a lot of television and I’m not very social media savvy.  The most recent occasion of...

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02 Apr Peter:  Bedrock or Stumbling Block?

Peter:  Bedrock or Stumbling Block? 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and Matthew 16:21-28 March 31, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Welcome to the fourth Sunday of our Lenten series looking at the life of Simon Peter.  If you’ll recall, when we left Jesus and the disciples last week, Peter was...

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28 Mar Spring Training for Disciples

The first day of school.  The first daffodil poking its head through the winter-hardened earth.  The first summer peach.  I love the “firsts” that signal the start of something new—the changing seasons, the turning of the calendar, one rhythm giving way to another. Today is one...

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25 Mar Peter Series:  Keeper of the Keys

Peter Series:  Keeper of the Keys Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20 March 24, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church For the past two weeks we have encountered Simon Peter and Jesus at a body of water, first as Jesus requisitioned Peter’s boat for his water-based pulpit and then in...

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21 Mar Make It Count.

An airplane crashes in Ethiopia on March 10 killing all 157 people on board.  A shooter opens fire at a Muslim mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 killing fifty.  Cyclone Idai ravages Mozambique on March 19, with 300 already reported dead, but some...

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20 Mar Peter series:  Walking with Jesus in the Storm

Peter series:  Walking with Jesus in the Storm Psalm 85:8-13 and Matthew 14:22-36 March 17, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Imagine, if you will, a particularly long, exhausting, day.  Work has been demanding and stressful.  Perhaps you’ve struggled with a chronic health issue that has flared up again. ...

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14 Mar From What Are You Fasting?

was recently introduced to a new “app”.  It’s called “WeCroak” (wecroak.com).  It’s not about bullfrogs.  It’s about mortality and death.  It’s based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person, you need to contemplate death five times a day.  And so, five...

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14 Mar Peter Series:  Call of a Fisherman

Peter Series:  Call of a Fisherman John 1:35-42 and Luke 5:1-11 March 10, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Imagine, if you can, that hundreds of years, even a millennium or two from now people are talking about you.  They have a record of things that you are...

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