Author: Jenny Cudahy

28 Dec Christmas Bells

As we approach the end of the year, I want to thank you for journeying with me these past twelve months via blog.  It has been a privilege to share my thoughts with you and to engage in conversation together. Let’s conclude 2018 with the...

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18 Dec Surprised by Joy

In 1955 the beloved Christian author, C.S. Lewis, published a partial autobiography entitled Surprised by Joy.  That title has stayed with me for decades and comes to mind frequently when I experience an overwhelming sense of God’s grace, presence and joy, like I did this...

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14 Dec Advent Whispers

I did not grow up in a liturgical church.  By that I mean that in my congregation we did not celebrate the “church seasons” or follow set patterns of prayers.  There was no “Great Thanksgiving” that preceded communion or specially colored paraments and clergy stoles...

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12 Dec Advent:  A Time to Repent

Advent:  A Time to Repent Isaiah 40:1-11 and Matthew 3:1-10 December 9, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church The road, the water, the fire and the axe: four powerful symbols set the scene for where the story of Jesus really starts.   Think for a minute of a familiar sight in...

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06 Dec RACK’D with Chocolate Pie

As I mentioned last week, on Sunday we launched a new initiative at Calvary:  the RACK campaign—Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.  The idea is to share the Christmas spirit throughout the month by performing random acts of kindness for others—strangers, neighbors, family members, friends.   Little...

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05 Dec A Time to Watch

A Time to Watch Matthew 13:24-35 and 24:36-44 December 2, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church ‘Tis the season!  Exactly which season depends on who you ask.  For some people, the season of love and joy, peace and hope has begun.  This is “the most wonderful time of the year,”...

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28 Nov Growing Faith at Home

Christmas - just say the word and we all have different reactions. So often we race through December, checking the boxes and frantically trying get it all done. (I love to say that perfection is the enemy of done!) I love to SAY it. Putting...

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27 Nov The Questions Jesus Doesn’t Answer

The Question Jesus Doesn’t Answer Christ the King Sunday Revelation 1:4-8 and John 18:33-37 November 25, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Have you ever considered how many questions we live with that are impossible to answer? When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny? Which baby...

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22 Nov Grateful~Thankful~Blessed

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Lord Most High. Psalm 9:1-2 One of the most common answers to the question about...

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21 Nov Exuberant Praise

Exuberant Praise Psalm 111 November 18, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church On Thursday people all across the country will gather around dining tables that will be laden with turkey and dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce, green beans and corn pudding and bofrots, pumpkin and pecan pies, and potatoes that...

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