Monthly Archives: November 2009

Black Friday

Bleak “Black Friday” Beloved, it’s Christmastime again. The season dedicated to shopping, spending, getting, boozing, over-eating, and pretending — pretending to be cheerful, pretending to be hopeful, pretending to enjoy the crowds, the traffic, the noise; pretending not to notice … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year The post office crowded; people waiting to send off parcels filled with Christmas joys; by there was no joy in their hearts. Eyes fixed straight ahead, no one spoke, no one smiled; grim-faced … Continue reading

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The Psalm of the Lost Sheep

The Psalm of the Lost Sheep Deborah Beach Giordano © November 21, 2009 dedicated to A.J. Ok, God, I admit it: I screwed up. I didn’t really mean it … Well, maybe I did. Because nobody forced me; I did … Continue reading

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Sometimes Paul was Right

Sometimes Paul was Right Deborah Beach Giordano © November 18, 2009 Holy Lord, it’s true – in You we live and move and have our being. Infused with Your Spirit, taking delight in Your World, we sing and dance we … Continue reading

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Praise Song

Praise Song Sweet and loving Lord, how I love you! You are my rock, my fortress, the Ground of my being, the Lover of my soul, the Salvation of my life; my shield and defender, my friend and my comforter, … Continue reading

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In the Shadows

In the Shadows There is no answer when I call, O gracious God; but a babel of voices I cannot understand. Where once I strode with confidence, I now enter on tiptoe, hesitant, fearful, uncertain of what I might encounter. … Continue reading

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