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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.

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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A New Beginning

Deborah Beach Giordano © January 14, 2019 Revelation 21:1-6a And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending from heaven from God, as lovely as a bride on her wedding day.  And I heard a shout from the Throne, … Continue reading

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Praise for the Gift of the Earth

Deborah Beach Giordano © January 1, 2019 Inspired by Psalm 148 A cloud-swirled marble swathed in aquas, grays, and indigos, held tenderly in place within a universe of endless possibility. God spoke: Glorious. The skylights of the heavens clad in … Continue reading

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For those who find this Season difficult

You are understood. Your pain is unique, the causes personal and particular, yet the sense of abandonment and grief, of artifice and emptiness is shared: a widely-kept secret in a vast community of the silent. Continue reading

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