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.

Be Prepared!

Deborah Beach Giordano © December 17, 2018 Luke 3:7-18 ~told by Deborah John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You nest of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Don’t … Continue reading

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A Cause for Celebration

Deborah Beach Giordano © December 10, 2018 Luke 1:67-80 ~ told by Deborah After the baby John was born, his father Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied:  “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has visited … Continue reading

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One Question

Deborah Beach Giordano © December 3, 2018        Luke 21:25-36 ~ New Revised Standard Version  Jesus told his disciples, “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among cultures … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Those Who Want to Help

Restrain us, O Most Holy One, from presuming what others should think or feel, or what they should do.  Give us the wisdom to hear their words, have compassion for their hurts, and understanding of their needs. Let our hearts … Continue reading

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A Grateful Heart

Deborah Beach Giordano © November 19, 2018 Matthew 6:25-33 ~ told by Deborah Jesus said, “That’s why I tell you: don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will … Continue reading

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Remembering

Remembering We remember the chill silence as quiet as a snowfall, when unyielding footsteps crunched softly as though across thin ice. We remember the steady drip drip drip of dark venom spreading down ink-filled gutters. We remember the drawn curtains, … Continue reading

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All that she had …

Deborah Beach Giordano © November 12, 2018 Mark 12:38-44 ~ told by Deborah While he was teaching, the Lord said, “Don’t be dazzled by the big shots who swan around in fancy clothes, eat in the best restaurants, and are … Continue reading

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