Category Archives: General wonderings

Father Joseph

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 18, 2018 Mark 3:20-35 ~ told by Deborah Wherever Jesus went, crowds followed him; he and his disciples couldn’t even sit down for a meal without being mobbed. When Jesus’ family heard what was going on, … Continue reading

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The Fire on the Hillside

Deborah Beach Giordano © September 4, 2017 Exodus 3:1-6 ~ told by Deborah While shepherding his father-in-law’s sheep, Moses led them through the wilderness to Horeb, the mountain of God. And there the angel of God appeared to him in a … Continue reading

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Dear St. Francis

Dear Saint Francis… Oh, dear Saint Francis, you have no idea what you did by taking Christ’s Gospel literally; alarming the clergy, terrorizing the comfortable, disrupting the system; stirring trouble, roiling the waters, turning reality upside down doing handstands on … 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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Release and Retain

Other reflections, prayers, and pondering at http://www.inklingscommunity.org Deborah Beach Giordano © April 4, 2016   John 20:19–23 ~ as told by Deborah That evening (of Resurrection Day) the disciples were huddled together in an upper room with all the doors locked — fearful … Continue reading

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Polarity and Unity

In our search for good, we encounter evil; looking toward the Light, we stumble into darkness; seeking joy, we find sorrow; divergence, congruity; increasing, receding: washing, cleansing. In the midst of despair, hope appears; anger fades into forgiveness; fear is … Continue reading

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The Bridge

She waited, still, silent, serene. The chill breeze kissed her cheeks and ruffled her hair; icy fingers reminding her of home and family. She watched the swirling, surging crush of humanity. The cold railing calmed her thoughts; the hard, unyielding … Continue reading

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