Category Archives: Reflections

Deborah Beach Giordano © August 7, 2017 Genesis 32:23-30: told by Deborah Preparing for a confrontation with Esau and his troops, Jacob sent his family across the river, along with all of his possessions, but he spent the night by himself … Continue reading

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Who is There?

Deborah Beach Giordano © July 31, 2017 Genesis 29:15-28 ~ as told by Deborah Laban said to Jacob, “Just because we’re relatives doesn’t mean you should work for me for free. So tell me: what will your wages be?” Now Laban … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Discovery

Deborah Beach Giordano © July 24, 2017 Genesis 28:10-19 ~ as told by Deborah As he made his way through the desert, fleeing from his brother Esau, Jacob stopped to spend the night along the way. Using a stone for a … Continue reading

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Listen!

Deborah Beach Giordano © July 17, 2017 Matthew 13:2-9 The crowds that had gathered were so vast that Jesus got into a boat and addressed the people as they stood on the beach. He told them many parables, such as: … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Sacrifices

Deborah Beach Giordano © July 3, 2017 Genesis 22:1-14 ~ as told by Deborah Then God tested Abraham. He called, “Abraham!” And he replied, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, the only son whom you love, Isaac, and go … Continue reading

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A Burning Desire

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 26, 2017 Jeremiah 20:7-13 ~ as interpreted by Deborah O Lord, you enticed me, and I was seduced; you ravished me, and I succumbed. And now I am a scandal, a source of mockery — for … Continue reading

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When Violence Arises

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 3, 2017 I wrote this prayer/cry to God in response to the attacks in London today, and reflecting on those in Alexandria, Tanta, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya, Rashidin, and other places too: Holy One, I just want … Continue reading

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