Category Archives: Stories

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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The Gospel Tragedy

Deborah Beach Giordano © April 14, 2017 Matthew 26:14-16, 20-25, 48-50, 55-56 ~ as told by Deborah When Judas realized that Jesus had been condemned to be executed, he was filled with remorse. He went back to the priests and elders … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Messiah

based on the Gospel of Matthew 21:1-11 Deborah Beach Giordano © April 9, 2017 Shoshana’s Story It had been an odd sort of week, filled with unexpected happenings — but I guess that’s how it goes once you become a … Continue reading

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Mazel’s Christmas Tail

(This is one of my favorite Christmas stories.)  Every Dog …. They say that every dog has his day, and that one was mine. I was there, you see, when Jesus was born. Me, a scruffy mutt of undetermined parentage … 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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The Rose Bush Beside the Wall

Deborah Beach Giordano © June 13, 2013 The rose bush beside the wall breathed a piteous sigh, “Why was I not planted in the middle of a garden where the sun is always shining and my luxuriant blossoms admired far … Continue reading

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Another Visit from St. Brigid

Deborah Beach Giordano © February 7, 2013 Is it true? Is that you, my Lady, Precious Birdie, crossing my threshold on this cold February day? I thought you’d be taller, paler, slender – a celestial version of the cloudwhite taper … Continue reading

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