Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things and have been surprised by what they find as they travel their pathways. 

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It struck me that if one needed confirmation that one was going in the right direction this was it, not least because the surrounding grass is long, full of tussocks and particularly hard going in the recent frosty weather. How much easier life...
A path shining silver in the sun
At the bus stop a man, about my age came up and studied the timetable. From the way he looked at it his eyesight was clearly failing so I told him that the next bus was due in 5 minutes. He thanked me and said that he had had to give up driving as...
Interior of a bus
High fashion isn't very practical and of course it is overpriced, but it can be pleasant to look at, and in all honesty I've never once felt envy that I couldn't accord to buy the things in the window. I inhabit a different world and wouldn't have...
A woman in dark glasses and a coat with shopping bags
There's so much 'no', 'not good enough', 'I'm not interested', 'that's disappointing' in our working environment, it's blocking enthusiasm, creativity, and life expression, for the sake of efficiency, productivity and comfort. And between 'do it...
Flowers and a card saying 'thank you'
So that is why God gave us tears. In the last week or so I had both reasons to cry – real joy and real anguish, and the tears help. Scientists may be able to explain the physiological reasons, but anyone who has wanted to cry but felt unable to will...
Water droplets on glass, lit from behind in many colours
I beleive there are times in all our lives when we are swept up in our own cares and don't necessarily have the mental space to reach out and even really ask the right questions. It's sadly all too common that people don't ask how each other are...
An interior of a church
On closer inspection they proved to be goldfinches, with flashes of gold upon their wings. But a moment later as I went to get a closer look they were all gone. The rays of the rising sun still shone through the hedgerow though, and a golden feeling...
Bird against yellow sky
It was brought to our attention that there was a particular need at the local prison where many men were being released, having completed their sentence, without belongings or homes to return to. So, during Advent, we devised a “reverse Advent...
Boxes of groceries
It can often lead to a time of contemplation and prayer for me- although this particular occasion was not quite so harmonious! The hymn we had just sung had a two-part echo arrangement; one voice singing while the other held onto longer notes...
A hymn book open on the hymn 'Amazing Grace'
We were talking about people we knew who had what we thought we quite illiberal or conservative views on paper, but about specific issues could be very compassionate. 'All it takes,' I said, 'is for their bubble to burst, as a result of knowing just...
Nineteenth century black and white engraving of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol
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