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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Even in the desert…

Even in the Desert Even in the desert life is not in short supply, but varied and abundant, if only our eyes are open. Great beauty dwells in the wildness, and a Deep Presence to be discovered in the desolation. … Continue reading

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Creation’s Song of Praise

The heavens proclaim of the glory of God;
and the earth shows forth the divine handiwork. Continue reading

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