Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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However, being such a stickler for seasons has left me with one odd problem. We make hot cross buns every year, and because they are only made once a year, I have very little opportunity to practice. Over the years we have had several intriguing...
Hot cross buns on a table with a cup of tea
In some parishes people collect greenery from the local area on Palm Sunday. When we used to go to church on Palm Sunday we used to see families with such green branches. That is a beautiful way of celebrating the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem...
Palms lying ready for those attending Mass.
As a child I loved snow, and living in southern England, where it only snowed for a few days a year (even less these past few winters) I’m not sure I understood the metaphor very well. Snow was magical and exciting! The thaw was a sad event (see...
Green budding branches against blue skies
But today I found a new notebook and was really pleased. Such a simple thing, but it would mean I could make sure I was organised over the coming weeks. Despite its very ordinary uses I have to add that the notebook also has some less ordinary uses...
Notebook and pen
Last Sunday the weather was beautiful and I found a park bench to sit on for a while and enjoy the sun. I reflected on how I'd spent time with God in church, and now I was able to spend time with him in nature too. The lockdown weeks are more...
A bench in a park
It would be wrong to romanticise the work of fishermen, it is very dangerous and tough work. But it is still great to know that these traditional types of work still exist. I'm similarly interested in agriculture for the same reasons. Fishing and...
Fishing boat
I think it's also to do with modern life though: the power of the internet, smartphones and social media has contracted my attention span I am sure. And then again, I just feel I'm not so capable of relaxing enough to read a book, because there is...
A man reading on a bench by the sea
His mum was saying "ready, steady, go" and the little fella would jump as high as he could into the puddle and then stamp his feet as hard as he could. As I watched his delight I laughed and said to his mum, "that looks fun!" She turned to me and...
A child splashing in a puddle
Flowers are God’s way of bottling sunshine for enjoyment later.
Blossom of witch hazel - thin bright yellow petals
When the first Lockdown of March 2020 began my husband said: what are we going to do with our lives just sitting indoors? Well I did not have a clue, but out of the blue he suggested we go for a walk round the block. My immediate answer was no. I...
Collage of pictures of walks on hills, meadows, by the river and lakes
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