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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In Times of Trouble…

Psalm 46 retold Deborah Beach Giordano © May 17, 2014 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not succumb to fear, even if our world is turned upside down, chaos reigns, and … Continue reading

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A Modern Prophet?

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 14 , 2013 Hey, God, can’t you hear me? Have You shut the door, plugged Your ears, or gone away on an extended vacation? I wouldn’t blame You if You did, divine patience notwithstanding; even … Continue reading

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True Understanding

Deborah Beach Giordano © May 14, 2013 All that is, is God’s, and the universe responds in awe and gratitude, giving praise and thanksgiving to our Creator. The stars are aglow with joy, galaxies dance in spirals of ecstasy sparks … Continue reading

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