Monthly Archives: February 2013

Out of the Depths

inspired by Psalm 51 and the book of Job Deborah Beach Giordano © February 21, 2013 Merciful God, I feel scrufty, musty, sticky, stuck, edgy, antsy, tense, troubled … an all-over sense of grit and grime like sand in my … Continue reading

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The Fall Recalled

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 14, 2013 I recall another age, a time of youthful innocence so far distant it as if it never was, in a world utterly unlike ours of doubt and suspicion. Perhaps that loss of faith … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 13, 2013 Charcoal dust evokes memories; chalk erasers filled white – carrying mistakes cleared without a trace; cleaned by the redness, final corrections borne by the breeze away forever. When I was in elementary school, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Protection

Inspired by Psalm 56 Deborah Beach Giordano © February 10, 2013 Holy God, protect me – for troubles pursue me relentlessly, like hounds after a hare. They band together; they lie in wait; they follow my footsteps; they seek my … Continue reading

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Another Visit from St. Brigid

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 7, 2013 Is it true? Is that you, my Lady, Precious Birdie, crossing my threshold on this cold February day? I thought you’d be taller, paler, slender – a celestial version of the cloudwhite taper … Continue reading

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Let us Pray for One Another

Based on Psalm 20 Deborah Beach Giordano © February 7, 2013 May you hear God’s voice when troubles arise, may the Holy Presence sustain you, may messengers bring you comfort and encouragement. May your plans align with God’s good will … Continue reading

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