Monthly Archives: September 2009

drawn from Psalm 50, part 2

A Holy Rebuke Deborah Beach Giordano © September 27, 2009 But to the wicked God speaks fiery words of warning, a harsh trumpet blast against their citadels of smug confidence, “You set My teachings aside, ignoring My demands for justice, … Continue reading

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inspired by Psalm 50, part 1

Greeting the Day Deborah Beach Giordano © September 27, 2009 Before the sun has risen, the birds begin to sing ~ rejoicing in their hope of the dawn yet to come. Across the valley a hound dog barks his wake-up … Continue reading

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beginnings & endings

A Psalm of beginnings and endings Deborah Beach Giordano © September 19, 2009 Today I greeted my Jewish friends with L’shanah tovah – wishes for a blessed, happy New Year; a time of honey-coated apples, symbols of our hope for … Continue reading

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a promise and a prayer

inspired by Psalm 34 Deborah Beach Giordano © September 19, 2009 I will bless God at all times, giving praise for everything that happens; seeking to discover the good within the bad, the hope within the disappointment, the healing within … Continue reading

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thoughts of pilgrimage

Let Us Go Up to Jerusalem! inspired by Psalm 122 Deborah Beach Giordano © September 14, 2009 When I saw the advertisement for a 12-night, 14-day tour of the Holy Land: first-class accommodations, meals and tips included, and an English-speaking … Continue reading

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over the falls in a barrel

Sometimes trusting in the Lord is like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. All around the waters roar, splashing, crashing, smashing, an endless tumult. The waves froth and foam, vicious and erratic as a rabid dog. Twisting and swirling, … Continue reading

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I’m going to stop reading the news…

Not a very hopeful message… although perhaps the kind of honesty we need, if we are going to confront the ugliness that is so prevalent in our world – and particularly in our country right now. It cannot continue if our nation is to continue. Continue reading

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