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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You may think it a strange time to conduct such a survey. Given the inclement weather at this time of year surely no self-respecting bird is going to stand up to be counted. However, birds need to venture out to try to find food regardless of the...
Sparrow
Then again this week, someone sat next to me and immediately commented on the work I was doing – not to pay me a compliment but because she found there was something there in common and wanted to talk about her own craft projects, and even her...
A person sewing
The recent deep frost led to a 'hoar' frost, where branches and grass were encrusted as though with diamonds or lace (insert preferred metaphor). The real beauty lay in the fact that brown seedheads and branches that in the days before had appeared...
Hoar frost on grasses and seedheads
Still, a sense of gratitude came to me as though from nowhere. Gratitude because I knew that things could be worse. More than that though, I had a heightened awareness of the sufferings of others, a strong sense that although I wasn't feeling my...
Two people talking, looking out at a view
My friend inspires me to be grateful to God for all that life has given me. My friend lives out his faith joyfully and lovingly. He is exceedingly generous to those in need, and thus inspires me to be generous too. He loves his faith. Most of all,...
Friends on a hill looking at the view
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
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