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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I began to understand the term “the dead of winter” as we trudged over decaying leaves and battered undergrowth. The branches were bare for the most part and apart from a few berries, on which some birds were feeding, there was little life to be...
Ploughed field
Maybe you were involved in the school Nativity play. My ability as an actor was never fully recognised since the height of my acting career was fifteenth shepherd (in field –sitting). I never actually got to Bethlehem, never stood with my mates...
An Advent calendar in chocolate.
I was in a panic about how I could get the daily reflection I prepare for parishioners done for the morning - I like to be able to send it out early so that people can wake up to it. I felt though I could hardly get to the church by 7am to use my...
A bible in the morning
I'm a wee bit sentimental... when I go travel past other people's houses in a car or a bus and I see the windows all lit up by the lights of the Christmas tree inside, I feel warm inside thinking of the idea that everyone is experiencing a...
Christmas cards with good wishes
I remember when I made the [Spiritual] Exercises there was one point where I listened to the Queen song "You're my best friend" and thought of Jesus as I listened to the lyrics, thinking of addressing Jesus myself with the lyrics, I had to change a...
A bauble hanging off a Christmas tree
There have been crisp, bright, beautiful days when I feel full of enthusiasm and energy. It is easy to step out with confidence and notice the good all around me. More than once this winter, I have ventured out when violent storms have begun to ease...
A woman walking in countryside
As I looked I noticed that the leaf was broken in places, it was diseased and it was dying, but it was still so beautiful. I thought how our lives can sometimes be filled with brokeness, disease and death. But when our lives are given to God, He can...
A close up of a leaf with green, brown and yellow colours.
I was reminded today of an experience I had a year ago. We were on holiday on the South Coast. The tide was going out on the beach where we were walking. All of a sudden the sea appeared to stop moving all together, the waves became completely...
Light on a very calm sea.
Apart from anything else, how enormously stressful you make the experience, if - running on a busy path - you get annoyed every time you have to swerve to avoid a child, a slower walker, a person with a pram, or a dog. My patience has occasionally...
woman running
And during the lockdowns the ever present sound of ambulances rushing down the road, always reminds us pedestrians and the workers in the car show rooms that our medical workers are courageously acting to save our lives - today. As I walked home I...
A magpie sitting on a branch.
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