Category Archives: A Thought

Seeds and Weeds and Harvests

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 11, 2018 Matthew 13:24–30 ~ as told by Deborah Jesus told them another parable:  The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, … Continue reading

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God, Alone

You Alone, O Eternal You alone, O Eternal, are worthy of our praise; in You alone we place our faith and trust; on You alone do we rely. When evil threatens to overwhelm us, You are our rock, our fortress, … Continue reading

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Psalm 113, revisited

  retold by Deborah Beach Giordano September 5, 2016 Give praise, O God’s wise servants; praise to the One who gives us life. God is with us, now and forever: in the earliest flecks of the dawn and the obsidian … Continue reading

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Another Tragedy

Fear pushes buttons, pulls triggers, and madness fills the air; poisoning our minds, eroding our souls, destroying our lives. Can we say — or even hope — that love will find a way through the toxic cloud and its deadly … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance? I don’t know if I can dance right now in the middle of our mourning; I don’t know if I can stand: my legs are too weak and my heart is too heavy; I don’t know if … Continue reading

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The Journey

It is not a battle, but a journey: another hill, another valley, another curve in the road; family and friends alongside for a time; some will fall away, some will remain, all will have done their part. It is not … Continue reading

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The Web

When the spider dies the web no longer holds; the strands break captives are loosed but the danger is not past; succumbing to their fears, accustomed to their prison, they have forgotten how to fly; docile and defeated, grown dependent … Continue reading

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The Night Watch

Message received: 1:37 a.m., 2:12, 3:48… unmistakable traces of another darkling vigil; the unsettled watch of the insomniac, the unknowing, unwilling guardian of the night. Hearing in the fulsome silence, the flutter of bird wings, tree branches, and heartbeats far … Continue reading

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All in All

The cauldron and the stirrer, the circle and the center, the candle and the light, the pot and the potter, the picture and the painter, the word and its speaker.     Deborah Beach Giordano January 31, 2016

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Mother Hood

dedicated to the many innocents who opened my eyes; may they find peace Mother Hood I laughed when I first saw it; a misprint, surely; an overlooked mistake; another prank perpetrated by Spellcheck. I looked again with different eyes and … Continue reading

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