Author Archives: inklingscommunity

About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.

The Experience of Pentecost

All at once  a thundering storm howling as demons cast into the sea shrieking for mercy, shaking the foundations, breaking the chains, shattering our complacency; we trembled but the Lord was not in the storm or in our trembling; then … Continue reading

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I Am… the Walrus?

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 3, 2019 John 17:20-26 Jesus prayed, “Father, I ask not only for these disciples, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father, … Continue reading

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By the Pool called Bethesda – a soldier’s story

Deborah Beach Giordano © May 26, 2019 John 5:1-9 ~ told by Deborah It was near the time of a Jewish holiday, and Jesus went to Jerusalem for the celebration.  Next to the Sheep Gate to Jerusalem there is a … Continue reading

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Confronting Evil

Deborah Beach Giordano © March 18, 20197 Again … and Again, and Again San Bernardino, Parkland, Charleston, Strasbourg, Paris, Orlando, Boston, Ft. Hood, Marrakesh, Pittsburg, Peshawar, Las Vegas, Jolo, Christchurch, … And so it goes. Another shooting, another heartrending list … Continue reading

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It’s Perfectly Simple

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 27, 2019 Luke 6:27-31 Jesus said,   Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who revile you. If someone strikes you on the cheek, … Continue reading

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Everyone Who Was There

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 18, 2019 Luke 6:17-19  ~ as told by Deborah Jesus and his apostles came down from the mountain where He went to pray, and into the midst of a horde of humanity; there were fishermen and farmers, … Continue reading

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A Joyful Celebration

Deborah Beach Giordano © January 21, 2019 John 2:1-11 ~told by Deborah On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and Jesus’ mother was there, along with Jesus and his disciples. When the wine ran out, his … Continue reading

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