Author: Jenny Cudahy

07 Aug Jesus’ Big Fat Jewish Wedding

Jesus’ Big Fat Jewish Wedding John 2:1-12 August 5, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Weddings are joyous occasions. Whether large or small, elaborate or simple, weddings are one of life’s great celebrations as two people come together and commit their lives to one another. There are excesses, to...

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03 Aug A New Way of Seeing…Ourselves, Others, & the World

Second Sight Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you’ve never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation, not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things far beyond your understanding, so that you...

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31 Jul Do You Want to Be Made Well?

Do You Want to Be Made Well? John 5:1-15 July 29, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Thirty-eight years is a long time to sit on your mat.  Every day the same. Waiting. Watching. Hoping. Nothing much changes.   Sitting on his mat has become a way of life for the...

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26 Jul The Power of Penetrating Questions

Questions.  Really good questions.  Teachers, therapists, leaders, and parents all know the power of a good question.  I am not talking about fact-finding questions, though they certainly have their place.  And I am certainly not talking about nosy questions. I am thinking of penetrating questions,...

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25 Jul How Can These Things Be?

How Can These Things Be? John 3:1-17 July 22, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church What “impossible” things have you done so far this morning? What about this weekend? None? Really? Did you get out of bed and walk pain-free around your house on an artificial hip or knee? Did...

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19 Jul Shakespeare, Decluttering, and Transitions

Sometimes my mind totally baffles me.  For instance, lately there is a phrase that keeps rolling around in my head:  “Now is the winter of our discontent.”  This was the opening line in a speech delivered by Gloucester in William Shakespeare’s Richard III.  Nearly four...

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11 Jul Words Matter

Words Matter John 1:1-18 July 8, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”  Did anyone else besides me grow up hearing this taunt on the elementary school play-ground?  When you’re 9 or 10 years old, you say...

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