Monthly Archives: October 2013

Night Classes

I will bless the Lord my Counselor; my heart instructs me, night after night. God is my Pole Star; with his guidance I will never fall. ~ Psalm 16:7,8 The heart teaches us of love. It is our built-in compass … Continue reading

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Worship in Truth

The hour is coming, and is here now, when the faithful will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such are those the Father seeks to worship him.  ~ the Gospel of John 4:23 Truth, truth… “What is truth?” asked … Continue reading

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In the Silence

The Lord is here; let all the earth keep silent. ~ Habakkuk 2:20 Silence: when there is no traffic noise, no shouts or screams or sirens, no slamming doors or barking dogs, no leaf blowers or lawn mowers or car … Continue reading

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Among the Sepulchers

Luke 8:26-31 ~ the man’s friends tell their story Deborah Beach Giordano © October 23, 2013 The demon plays hide and seek — but this is no game. Unexpected, unpredictable, its bloody eyes glint out at us from behind a face … Continue reading

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Revelation

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. ~ Isaiah 60:1 In the darkness, in our stumbling and fumbling, we reach for what is at hand: man-made illumination. It is adequate; … Continue reading

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the Presence of the Lord

While the disciples were talking about what had happened on the road to Emmaus, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” ~ Luke 24:36 When all seemed lost — their beloved rabbi murdered, their … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Tide

Inspired by Psalm 3 Deborah Beach Giordano © October 3, 2013 Lord, I’ve got a lot of troubles! I feel as though I’m swimming against the tide. Some would say, “That one hasn’t got a chance.” But you, Gracious One, … Continue reading

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