Monthly Archives: December 2009

Pilgrims Three

Pilgrims Three A cloud of dust arises in the East; a troop of camels and three turbaned gentlemen appear on the horizon. Like watchmen they have scanned the nightly skies, alert to subtle changes, aware of every movement of the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revelry

New Year’s Revelry The countdown has begun; the old year is ending the new one is about to S T A R T ! Fireworks and streamers, champagne corks and an ancient song with words no one knows or understands. … Continue reading

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Isaiah 9:2-7

Isaiah 9:2-7 as interpreted by Deborah Beach Giordano © December 25, 2009  The people who stumbled in darkness have been given a bright lamp; those who dwelled in chill darkness have felt radiant warmth. The few are now the … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells … Jingle bells, jingle bells… Jingle bells? When? Where? Who? Not I, nor anybody I know. Except the time when I was a child, and my mom pinned tiny golden bells to my petticoat. I marched everywhere in … Continue reading

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The Calendar

The Calendar I’m sending a friend a calendar: a gift for the New Year, to help her keep track of life; to record birthdays and anniversaries, and schedule lunches with friends, hairdresser appointments, movie dates, and doctor visits, lab tests, … Continue reading

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Psalm for Clear Vision

Psalm for Clear Vision Patiently we wait for a miracle, a sign, a hint, a scrap to give us hope that God is with us. Like the lady who saw Jesus on her iron. Now that’s vision. Either that or … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song

Luke 1:46b-55 ~ Mary’s Song It is wonderful, it is glorious, it is good. The Holy One – the One Above All Others, the Rider on the Clouds, the Eternal, King of the Cosmos; the Loving Creator, Gracious Sustainer, the … Continue reading

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Isaiah Tells of God’s Kingdom

Isaiah Tells of God’s Kingdom Isaiah 35:1-10 as interpreted by Deborah Beach Giordano © December 11, 2009 The forests and the fields will be filled with joy, the desert will burst forth into life – blooming like the crocus. Nature … Continue reading

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For Our Government and our World

A Prayer for Our Government and our World Deborah Beach Giordano © December 9, 2009 based on Psalm 72 Guide our legislators, O God; and all those who represent us. May their decisions be fair, and their judgments wise. May … Continue reading

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Another Week Has Ended

Another Week Has Ended Another week has ended, Lord of All Time; as we struggle into the house, exhausted, after fighting the traffic, dropping off the dry cleaning, standing in line at the ATM, and picking up a pizza. Not … Continue reading

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